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
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
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
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
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.
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
- Your pin # will become your password. Please make
sure you have requested a pin #.
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
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
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.
Learn more about BeATaudio
The Friends of the Library
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