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Ridgewood Library | Library Cards: Become a Member

Become a Member: Get a Library Card

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Resident Library Cards

While the Library building is currently closed, Ridgewood residents who do not have a library card can still apply for a Digital Library Card here.

If you've forgotten your PIN or library card number, please email rgwdcirc@bccls.org

Full service library cards are available to all Ridgewood residents upon in-person presentation of written proof of residency (e.g. utility bill, driver's license, residential lease) and are renewed every three years.

A child from birth through grade 8 may register for a card whenever a parent or guardian is willing to sign for responsibility.

 

Non- Resident Library Card

The Ridgewood Public Library offers non-residents who live in a town without a BCCLS library the option to purchase a family card, valid for one year, which includes many of the privileges of resident cardholders, including in-person borrowing from the Ridgewood Library. The Ridgewood Library is unable to offer borrowing privileges to other BCCLS Libraries or access to eBCCLS (Overdrive/Libby) and Hoopla to non-resident cardholders per BCCLS policy. We offer two levels of service:

Gold Level Card

  • Attend all Ridgewood Library programs (Childrens, Young Adults, Adult)

  • Borrow physical books & media (Ridgewood Only)

  • Access to all NJ State Library databases (Rosetta Stone, Career Accelerator, & many others)

  • Access to premium digital services for Ridgewood Cardholders only, (Kanopy, Lynda, & many others)

  • Resident rates for computer classes and multicultural services such as ESL tutoring

$450/per year

Silver Level Card

  • Borrow physical books & media (Ridgewood Only)

  • Access to all NJ State Library databases (Rosetta Stone, Career Accelerator, & many others)

  • Access to premium digital services for Ridgewood Cardholders only, (Kanopy, Lynda, & many others)

$275/per year

 

Courtesy Library Cards

The Ridgewood Public Library offers Courtesy Cards to eligible non-residents for one year who:

  • Live outside of the BCCLS 77-town service area, AND

  • Are associated with the Village of Ridgewood in one of the following categories:

    • Village of Ridgewood employee  (bring pay stub)

    • Ridgewood Public Schools employee (bring pay stub)

    • Business operator who owns or holds a lease for property within Ridgewood

    • Students attending Ridgewood Public Schools

Applicants for Courtesy Cards are asked to bring documentation as follows:

  • Driver’s license of similar identification showing home address, AND

  • Document verifying eligibility as per above list: Pay stub or Tax bill.

Courtesy Cards enable the cardholder to:

  • Borrow Ridgewood Library-owned books, magazines, DVDs and CDs

  • Access online services provided by Ridgewood Library and the State of New Jersey

The Ridgewood Library is unable to offer borrowing privileges to other other BCCLS libraries or access to eBCCLS (Overdrive/Libby) and Hoopla to courtesy cardholders per BCCLS policy.

 

KidsCard

KidsCard memberships allow the Ridgewood Library to welcome children (birth-5 years old) who live in other towns, to participate in our Children’s Programs. KidsCard members may register for any Ridgewood Library children’s programs or series, where openings exist. Families from any town may purchase a KidsCard.

Cards can be purchased annually (12 months) or seasonally (4 months) as follows:

KidsCard 2020 Rates

Annual Card

Begins​ and renews on the month/day of registration date

Ex: A membership begun on 5/1/2020 will renew on 5/1/2021

$200/first child,

$175/additional child

Seasonal Card

Cards may be purchased for the following set periods:

  • January - April

  • May - August

  • September - December

$75/first child,

$65/additional child

Please contact us for more information.

Library Hours

When we reopen:

Monday - Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

9am - 9pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

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