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

Download 5 free songs a week at Freegal and new stream up to 3 hours a day!Freegal Music



Learn a language with Mango and the upper Saddle River Library


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.

Chocolate Olympics

A Teen Program, Grade 6 and Up

Chocolate Olympics

Thursday • February 11 • 3pm

Do you love chocolate and games?
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with some healthy competition and not-so-healthy snacks!

Registration is required.

Throwback Thursday

A Teen Program, Grade 6 and Up

Throwback Thursday

Thursday • February 25 • 3pm

Drop on in to Throwback Thursday for a BLAST TO THE PAST! It’s time to reminisce and have fun with toys from your childhood!



T-Shirt Art with Dora

Wednesday • February 24

K–2nd Gr. • 3:15–4 pm

3rd–5th Gr.• 4:15–5 pm

Children will create original art which will be ironed onto t-shirts during the class. They can wear their t-shirts as smocks for art class, or just for hanging out. T-shirts can be washed and their creations will still be there. A fun way for kids to showcase their individuality!

Registration is required.


USR Together is Better... Let’s Read!
Join our annual Read-a-thon!

Saturday • March 5 • 10 am–3:30 pm

Check-in begins at 9:30 am • Breakfast & Lunch are provided. Starting at 10 am, children in 2nd grade and up will read for 50 minutes, with 10 minute breaks each hour. Reading continues to 3 pm or until there is one contestant left– whichever comes first. Breakfast and lunch are provided for participants, and refreshments are served during each ten minute break. Sponsored by the JCO of Northern Bergen County


Freegal Music - Now with 3 Hours of Streaming per day!

Freegal® is a free music service available to USR library cardholders. All you need to download music is your library card number. Freegal® offers access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos.

Download and Stream!

Family Tree

Build Your Family Tree

The USR Library offers two genealogy databases to our members; Ancestry Library Edition (wireless access within the USR Library) and Heritage Quest® Online (accessible at home with a USR library card).

Both are sponsored by the Friends of the USR Library.


Homework & Study Help™ K-12 Student Center is a tutoring and skills center for Kindergarten–College. Sign in at™ with your USR Library card to receive free UNLIMITED one-on-one live help! Sessions with expert tutors are available from 10 am–10 pm.

24/7 access is available to thousands of resources including study guides, worksheets and more.

Download a “How it Works–Using the Student Center” overview sheet.

View more online services available with your library card.

Museum Pass

Borrow A Museum Pass

The Friends of the Library offer USR cardholders free admission to:

Museum of the City of New York
Guggenheim Museum
Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum.

Place reservations for museum passes at the circulation desk.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Online®

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

See a Reference librarian for access in the library to the Consumer Report website

To view past issues log onto BCCLS - DIGITAL COLLECTION - E-SOURCES From the E-SOURCES page, choose EBSCOhost located under Choose A Database. You must log in with your BCCLS library card. Scroll down to MasterFile Elite, click on the title list. Enter Consumer Reports in the Browsing Bar. Find your title. Search the publication or view by year or issue.


Explore NoveList Plus
A Reader's Advisory for Fiction

With your Library card number (Patron ID) you can explore NoveList, a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. The NoveList database is reached through the EBSCO port which will ask for your library card number ( Patron ID).

NoveList K-8

New York Times Bestsellers

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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