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Visiting Guidelines

The Ridgewood Library welcomes all for: 

  • In-person silent study visits* (*Sign in at the Reference Desk for a table pass)

  • 60-minute computer use ($1 Guest Pass for visitors)

    • One, 1-hour extension available upon request at the Reference Desk, space permitting

  • Children's Room visits still limited to 12 people maximum at a time

    • Registration for Sundays available but not required

Silent Study Visit Information

Patrons must sign in at the Reference Desk for a Table Pass.

Study visits are available in designated areas.

One person per table.

(Please do not move the chairs or furniture)

Space is limited so please be considerate if others are waiting.

To ensure the safety of our patrons and staff, patrons must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the premises (both outside and inside).

If you have forgotten your mask, a staff member will be happy to provide a one-time use mask.

We are committed to providing safe access to physical library materials through lobby pick up as well as service inside the library.


To protect library patrons and staff, please use the following guidelines for picking up and returning library materials.


Picking Items Up

The circulation desk is open for reguar holds pick up again.

Lobby pick up is available upon request.

Lobby Pick Up

  1. 15 minutes before you come please call 201-670-5600 and Press 0 to let us know you are coming

  2. A staff member will place your checked out materials on the table inside the lobby

  • Please reserve items in advance by doing one of the following:

  • When your items are ready for pick upthe Library will notify you.

  • Books and media may be returned at the book drop only. Both may be returned to the same book drop.

Additional Information


  • Staff will be wearing masks when handling your materials and during the curbside service.

Requesting Materials:

  • You may request items from any BCCLS library, but items must be picked up at your home library.​

  • Holds will be returned to shelf if they are not picked up after 4 days.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday




Holiday Closings

9am - 7pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

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