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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:

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams

Blue Moon by Lee Child

Such a Fun Age: a novel by Kiley Reid

This is Happiness by Niall Williams

Non-Fiction:

Martha Stewart’s Organizing: the manual for bringing to your life, home & routines by Martha Stewart

Wild Game: my mother, her lover, and me by Adrienne Brodeur

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis by Françoise Frenkel

The power of bad: how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it by John Tierney

Audio

How Not to Diet by Michael Greger M.D.

The World that We Knew by Alice Hoffman

The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith

Beating About the Bush by M.C. Beating

Under Occupation by Alan Furst

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris

Janis by Holly George-Warren

Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

Meant to Be Yours by Susan Mallery

Movies

Linda Ronstadt: the sound of my voice Rated PG-13

Ad Astra Rated PG-13

Abominable Rated PG

Big little lies. Season 2 Rated TV-MA

The lighthouse Rated R

The Kill Team Rated R

Judy Rated PG-13

Downton Abbey Rated PG

Overcomer Rated PG

Once upon a time... in Hollywood Rated R

Children’s:

The Bad Guys in the baddest day ever by Aaron Blabey

Battle of the Bands by Jen Calonita

Bo's magical new friend by Rebecca Elliott

Bugs in danger: our vanishing bees, butterflies, and beetles by Mark Kurlansky

Dog driven by Terry Lynn Johnson

Teen:

Crown of oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Hearts, strings, and other breakable things by Jacqueline Firkins

Opposite of always by Justin A. Reynolds

Reverie by Ryan La Sala