Your USR Library Card gives you access to these free services.

Download 5 free songs a week at Freegal and new stream up to 3 hours a day!

Freegal Music



Learn a language with Mango and the upper Saddle River Library


Visit the Library's Career Center page for Career Search, Test Prep, Resume Writing and more:

Expert Tutor Help


Made available by the generous support of The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library.


Murder Mystery


Tuesday, July 26th

6–8 pm • Grades 6 & up

The popular event is back!

There has been a crime andvit’s up to the teens to figure out who is the murderer in their midst! Come solve the mystery and enjoy dinner with friends.

Registration is required.



Checkout Our New Story Walk

Discover "The Frog in the Bog" while taking a walk on the grounds of the Library. Follow the numbered signs to read each page of the story. Begin on the driveway to the left of the library and end at the benches by the river, where you can relax and read a book from our 'Little Library House'.

SOngs At Sunset

Songs at Sunset
Summer Concert at the Library
featuring the North Jersey Concert Band

Thursday, July 28th • 7-8:30 pm

Pack your lawn chairs and picnic basket and head to the Upper Saddle River Library for a relaxing evening with your family, friends and neighbors! Children will enjoy a balloon artist, popcorn and arts and crafts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the USR Recreation Department. Open to Upper Saddle River residents only.


On Your Mark,Get Set...Read!

Join our summer reading program and have fun all summer long! Summer reading programs for children in Pre-K–8th grade. Activities include group games, physical challenges, magic and illusions, science experiments, and more.

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” for students in grades 2–5, designed to encourage the joy of reading through activities, games, incentives and a summer full of special programs. Junior Varsity Club for age 3 to 2nd Grade and Varsity Club 3rd–5th Grade.

“Get in the Game, READ” is just for teens in grades 6 and up.


Use your library card to access and find:

health courses & how to use your Fitbit and more!


Freegal Music - Now with 3 Hours of Streaming per day!

Freegal® is a free music service available to USR library cardholders. All you need to download music is your library card number. Freegal® offers access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos.

Download and Stream!


New! Adult Summer Reading Club

Are you looking to get credit for all those books you read on the beach or listen to on the car on the way to work? Feeling left out that the kids get to have all the summer reading fun? Do you want a chance to win a prize? Join the inaugural Upper Saddle River Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club, which runs from June 6th–August 31st! Every book you read (or audiobook you listen to) will count towards an entry in our twice monthly raffle, and you can earn extra entries by completing the activities listed on the website. Registration is required. Log Reading at

Questions? Contact Molly McKenney, Reference Librarian at the library or

USR Directory

USR Directories are Here!

The 2016 edition of the Upper Saddle River Directory, published by the Friends of the Library, is available, free of charge, to all USR residents while supplies last! The Directory is filled with useful information about the organizations in town, the schools, the places of worship, listings of our residents, local businesses and so much more. It even contains an up–to–date town map!


Explore NoveList Plus
A Reader's Advisory for Fiction

With your Library card number (Patron ID) you can explore NoveList, a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. The NoveList database is reached through the EBSCO port which will ask for your library card number ( Patron ID).

NoveList K-8

New York Times Bestsellers

Text Notifications Now Available From BCCLS!

Receive a text message from BCCLS when:

  • a hold is ready to be picked up and or cancelled
  • when an item is overdue.

You can opt into receiving text notifications from within the library catalog by following the steps in the link: BCCLS TXT Notifications Now Available

Support the library by making a tax deductible contribution to The Friends of the Library.
The Donation categories below entitle you to a year-long membership with the Friends.
$15.00 Senior Member
$50.00 Family Membership
$100.00 Patron
$250.00 Sponsor*
$500.00 or greater, Benefactor*
*Sponsors and greater will have their name inscribed on a blossom on our giving tree.


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