How to Place a Request for a Book or Other Materials

Who may use this service: All regular Upper Saddle River library cardholders. Paid card holders may not use the loan request system.

When to use this service: The BCCLS Book Request program is intended to help patrons reserve titles that are currently checked out or not owned by our library. Patrons should not request items shown as AVAILABLE at Upper Saddle River in the BCCLS catalog.

How to Search: Visit the BCCLs Page and enter your search. Your initial search should be conducted using the drop down menu to "Limit" your searching to Upper Saddle River Library. Please note that there may be multiple formats for certain titles. If this search does not find the item you are seeking, change the drop down menu from "Limit" to "Highlight for" so that your search will include all of the BCCLS libraries.

Placing the request: Please enter your entire library card number without any spaces and click continue. Please select whether you wish to be notified by email or by phone.

How we will fill your request: The library will attempt to fill your request with the title and format requested. If appropriate, we may elect to fill your request with an alternate format that meets your request.

How long will it take: Patrons will be placed on hold for those items that are owned but currently checked out at the USR library. The length of your wait will depend on the number of copies owned and the demand for a particular title. Requests made to other libraries for available materials will usually take 4-5 business days to be received following the processing of your request.

Limits and fees: Patrons are limited to 3 requests per day. There is a $.25 fee for each item that must be requested and brought in from another library. New Audio and Hi-demand materials in the Upper Saddle River Library collection: Hi-demand DVDs and new Audio materials (owned by the library less than six months) may not be placed on reserve. These materials are available on a first come/first served basis. New materials at other libraries: All BCCLS libraries may restrict loan requests on new materials for up to 90 days. Regular library cardholders may visit the owning library and borrow available material in person.



19th Annual Holiday Party and Cookie Bake-off!

Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Sing and sway to the seasonal music of the North Jersey Concert Band and enjoy a fabulous food buffet with gourmet cheeses, fresh fruits, and desserts. Holiday crafts for children.

Enter our Cookie Bake–off contest and win a dessert cookbook. Cookies must be at the Library by 1:30 pm to enter the contest. The winner will be announced at the end of judging.

Download a cookie bake-off entry form

Membership drive

Join the Friends of the USR Library

November is membership drive month for the Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library. The Friends provide financial support to enhance the resources and services of our library. With your support, we will be able to continue to help the Upper Saddle River Library grow and flourish.

More about the Friends

Support Our Library With a tax deductible contribution, with Paypal or a credit card using the donate button below.

Holiday Boutique

November 1st – December 29th

The Friends of the Library will be bringing back their wonderful Holiday Boutique at the library, featuring a variety of beautiful handmade items on consignment. Holiday decorations, Handcrafted Jewelry, Gourmet treats, Handcrafted Accessories, Gift books for all ages, Children’s apron/book sets, Educational toys and puzzles, Limited Edition prints of Upper Saddle River, Folkmanis puppets.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library, and the selections will be fabulous!

More about the Friends


BCCLs Debuts a New System on 12-12-12

With new features such as an improved catalog page and mobile apps for smartphones.

  • A new and improved catalog page.
  • Enhanced Book Bag options.
  • Opt in to receive date due receipts via email.
  • Opt in to know what you have borrowed for the last two years.
  • Your pin # will become your password. Please make sure you have requested a pin #.

More information


The Truth About Hypnosis

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 • 7:30 pm.

Join us for an enlightening program with Master Hypnotist Larry Greenberg. You can learn what hypnosis is, how it works, and how you can use it in your own life to make improvements and break bad habits. Can everyone be hypnotized? “Everyone who is willing to be hypnotized can be hypnotized,” Larry states. “A person who is unwilling cannot be hypnotized.”

Young adults and older are welcome.


Kids Holiday Gift Workshop

Saturday, Dec. 11th • 3–5 pm
for Kindergarten and & up

Drop in and make a piece of jewelry using found objects; beads, tiny toys, and trinkets. Surprise your favorite person for the holidays with this one-of-a-kind gift. Materials and gift wrap are included.

More Kids Programs


Citizenship Classes Available

The Friends of the USR Library are offering a course to prepare eligible individuals for the U.S. Citizenship test. The class will be held at the library during the fall. There will be a nominal book fee. This course will prepare you for all parts of the Citizenship test: speaking, reading, writing and civics–US history and government

Individuals should register at the Upper Saddle River library circulation desk. You will be informed when a time and date are set.

More about the Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library

museum pass program

Museum Pass Program
Enjoy New York City’s Wonderful Museums

The Children's Museum of Manhattan has been added to this Friends of the Library sponsored program. Other museums in the program are Guggenheim Museum, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of the City of New York, and the South Street Seaport Museum.

Learn more about the Museum Pass Program

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eReaders Available for Adults

The Adult department has eReaders available for lending. Electronic editions of the latest best sellers will be available on these eReaders. Borrow one, just like a hard copy. Please place a reserve with the Reference librarian.

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