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Resident Library Cards
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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:
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 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
Please contact us for more information.