Your USR Library Card gives you access to these free services.

Download 5 free songs a week at: Freegal Music

Learn a language with Mango and the upper Saddle River Library

Little Pim Fun with Languages


Visit the Library's Career Center page for Career Search, Test Prep, Resume Writing and more:

Expert Tutor Help



Made available by the generous support of The Friends of the Upper Saddle River Library.

Lego Mindstorms

Lego Mindstorms®

Thursday, April 30 • 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Grades 3-5

Building Kidz is geared up to teach some excited engineers how to build and program with LEGO® MINDSTORMS! After building the project, the children will use the LEGO® NXT Brick computer code language to enable the bots to accomplish specific tasks utilizing ultrasonic and other sensors. *LEGO® projects are not brought home.

Registration is required.


Mother's Day

Mother's Day Craft

Thursday, May 7

Grades 6 & Up • 3 p.m.

Grades K-5 • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Drop in and make a special gift for your Mom or Grandma! Craft materials and gift wrap are provided.

Children's programs are open to USR Library cardholders only.

College Essay

Conquering the College Admissions Essay

Tuesday, May 12 • 3 p.m.

Alan Gelb, author of “Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps” will conduct a workshop for college-bound students and parents. At the end of his program he will meet individually with students, as time permits, to hear their essay ideas. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

Registration is required.


Consumer Reports

Technology Help

FREE technology help sessions for USR residents are offered by NHRHS student volunteers at Lee Memorial Library in Allendale, NJ. High school students will offer one-on-one assistance and answer questions. Patrons may participate in 30 minute sessions.

Receive help with software programs and electronic devices, such as iPads, eReaders and cell phones. If possible, bring the device: (laptop, iPad, cell phone, camera, etc.) for which you need help AND it’s charger (in case your battery runs low). Contact Lee Memorial Library at 201-327-4338.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Online®

Exclusive for USR Patrons, only available in the library.

Product Ratings/Comparison, Expert Buying advice, User Review, search and links to shop local retailers.

See a Reference librarian for access in the library.


Morningstar Research

Investment Research Center

A valuable online resource for new or seasoned Upper Saddle River investors is Morningstar® Investment Research Center. At Morningstar® find more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds. Build and analyze an investment portfolio. Learn about stocks, mutual funds and portfolios–all from the privacy of your home!

Register for a FREE account with your USR library card or sign in at:



The Library’s newest e-magazine service Zinio™ offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from our library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Read these full digital copies of magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device!


Borrow Digital Video, Music and Audiobooks from Hoopla

Cardholders enjoy thousands of titles available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphones, tablets and computers.

Tutor™– Unlimited Sessions!

The USR Library now offers unlimited FREE academic and career resources and tutoring from™ for all students and adults! K–12 and college students can get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in every subject. Adults can get help with resume writing, GED prep, and academic support. All sessions are online and one-to-one with a live tutor.

Download a “How it Works–Using the Student Center” overview sheet. A USR Library card is necessary to log on

View more online services available with your library card.



Text Notifications Now Available From BCCLS!

Receive a text message from BCCLS when:

  • a hold is ready to be picked up and or cancelled
  • when an item is overdue.

You can opt into receiving text notifications from within the library catalog by following the steps in the link: BCCLS TXT Notifications Now Available

Support the library by making a tax deductible contribution to The Friends of the Library.
The Donation categories below entitle you to a year-long membership with the Friends.
$15.00 Senior Member
$50.00 Family Membership
$100.00 Patron
$250.00 Sponsor*
$500.00 or greater, Benefactor*
*Sponsors and greater will have their name inscribed on a blossom on our giving tree.


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