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Ridgewood Library | Borrowing Rules

Check Outs, Renewals, Returns and Fees


*For Non-Fiction books there is a limit of 3 items per subject per family
**All Borrowers must return Ridgewood’s newest videos &Express books to the Ridgewood Library

Checking Out Items

  • Must present your valid BCCLS library card to borrow items

  • Maximum check outs per card=50 items

  • You will receive a due date receipt when you check out materials

Returning Items

  • Items may be returned to Circulation desk (1st floor) or Reference desk (2nd level)

  • All items, minus newest films, express books and Rosetta Stone, may also be returned to any BCCLS library

  • Outside book drop and media drop are available for after-hour returns

  • Media items (videos, audiobooks, CDs) returned after the library has closed will considered returned on the next open day

Renewing Items

  • Most library materials can be renewed up to 2 times

  • Maximum check outs per card= 50 items

  • You will receive a due date receipt when you check out materials

Late Fees

  • Late fees for items can be found in the chart above

  • No charges accrue on holidays or on days that the library is closed

  • Items are overdue if they are not returned to the library before closing time on their due date

  • Check your account online to view due dates for items and accumulated late fees  

  • You must return/renew (if possible) an item before you can pay any late fees it has accumulated

  • Library sends a courtesy email notification before items are due and 7 days after they become overdue

Lost or Damaged Items

  • Check our Policy for Lost/Damaged Materials for details

  • Must be paid for in person at the library with cash, check, or credit card

  • Borrowing privileges may be restricted until charges are paid


Library Hours

When we reopen:

Monday - Thursday




9am - 9pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

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