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LIBRARY HOURS

  Monday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Tuesday 10:00 AM  5:00 PM
  Wednesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Thursday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Friday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Sunday CLOSED  
June, July and Aug. Sat hours - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Online Services Available with Your Card

Your library card barcode number gives you access to online services 24/7

  • Request titles through the MAIN Web Catalog
  • Search subscription reference databases from home
  • Download audio books and e-books.

Inter-Library Loan & Open Borrowing

Inter-Library Loan

Libraries throughout New Jersey, the country, and even around the world participate in lending materials to patrons in other libraries. This means that in Riverdale, if we don’t have what you want, we will look for it in other libraries in Morris County, then in New Jersey and even across the entire country!

Open Borrowing

Open Borrowing is a program where libraries in Morris, Passaic, Bergen, Sussex, and parts of Warren, Union, Monmouth, Hudson, Essex, and Somerset Counties agree to recognize cards from other systems for reciprocal borrowing in person. Over 150 towns in the 10 county area participate.

Please be aware that if you borrow a book in another county you must return it to a participating library in that county.

Book Buggy Homebound Service

What is the Book Buggy?

If you are a Riverdale resident unable to travel to the Library, you are eligible for our Book Buggy service. With our Book Buggy, a volunteer will deliver books, audio books, magazines, and movies right to your door! Give us a call and a librarian will help you select books or other items that match your interests. Deliveries and pick-ups are available once a week. All normal borrowing policies apply, though we will adjust our borrowing periods to adapt to your delivery schedule. Items delivered by Book Buggy are exempt from overdue fines.

How Does It Work?

Volunteers from the Friends of the Riverdale Public Library will personally deliver books to your door if you are not able to travel to the library because of either a permanent or temporary disability. All drop-offs and pickups will be arranged with you ahead of time by phone.

Who Is Eligible?

Anyone who has a valid library card from the Riverdale Public Library and is in good standing (If you don’t already have one, we can arrange for a library card by mail).

How to Sign Up for the Book Buggy

Print the Book Buggy Registration, fill it out and mail it in. Call the library for more information.

Please see the section below for additional services provided by both the County Library and the State Library for people with disabilities. Special Services

  1. Books
  2. Audio
  3. Movies
  4. Youth

Fiction:

Willing to Die by Lisa Jackson

Cat Chase the Moon by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Tightrope by Amanda Quick

Murder on Trinity Place by Victoria Thompson

The 18th Abduction by James Patterson

Non-Fiction:

H. H. Holmes: the True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer

Firefighting: the Financial Crisis and its Lessons by Ben Bernanke

Defying Hitler: the Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule by Gordon Thomas

The Second Mountain: the Quest For A Moral Life by David Brooks

The Art of Happy Moving by Ali Wenzke

Audio

Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Slayer by Kiersten White

Neon Prey by John Sandford

I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

Stone Bridges by Carla Neggers

The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

Me For You by Lolly Winston

A Lethal Legacy by Heather Graham

California Girls by Susan Mallery

Movies

Artic

Escape Room

Destroyer

Justice League vs. the Fatal Five

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Escape at Dannemora

Glass

A Dog’s Way Home

Patrick

Children’s:

Bummer in the Summer! by Dan Gutman

Spill the Beans by Sarah Mlynowksi

Motor Mouse by Cynthia Rylant

The Hamilton-Burr Duel by Dan Gutman

Waylon!: the Most Awesome of All by Sara Pennypacker

Teen:

You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCreary

A Crystal of Time by Soman Chainani