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.

Dog Costume Contest

Dog Costume Contest!

Wednesday • October 26 • 6:30 pm

Don’t miss this chance to bring your furry friend to the library in costume for this bark-erific event! There will be awards in various categories and a parade for all to participate in. All dogs must be leashed and every dog must bring their own person.

Registration is required.


Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats @ Library

Thursday • October 27

PreK–2nd Grade @ 3:15–4 pm

3rd–5th Grade @ 4:15–5 pm

Practice your culinary skills and cook up a yummy Halloween treat! Then bring home the recipe so you can scare it up again at home!

Registration is required.


Halloween Laser

Halloween Laser Spooktacular!

Friday, October 28 @ 6 pm

Family Fun! Open to all ages!

A sing-along featuring classic Halloween titles such as Monster Mash, Ghostbusters, and Purple People Eater, plus a host of crowd-pleasing, age-appropriate pop music.Laser caricatures of classic Halloween personalities make for a fun assembly on an epic scale that is appropriate for even the youngest audiences. Registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the USR Library

Open to USR cardholders

Halloween Laser

Annual Election Day Book and Bake Sale
Tuesday, November 8 • 9am - 4pm

BAKE IT, Show off your culinary talents and donate to our bake sale. TAKE IT: Buy a book and a treat! Make individual or family size pies, cakes and cookies and drop them off at the library on Monday, Nov 7 or Tues. morning, Nov. 8. Thank you for supporting the Friends!

Wine glass painting

Wine/Champagne Glass Painting Workshop

Tuesday, November 29 @ 7 pm

Just in time for the holidays! Painting is not just for a canvas–create your own custom wine or champagne glass, hand-painted by you. We’ll provide the glass and all the art material and the instructors at ArtyTime will provide the direction. Choose between a set of two wine glasses or a set of two champagne glasses. One set per person. Class is limited to 20 participants. Fee of $15 per person. Advance in-person registration is required.


Morningstar® Investment Research Center

This free online resource is available to USR cardholders

Planning for Retirement? Make sure you’re on the right track with Morningstar’s portfolio tools and independent analysis.

Time to Review Your Investment Portfolio? Personal finance articles and portfolio tools can help.

New to Investing? Find informative videos and analyst insights.

Visit Morningstar®

You will need your USR library card to log-on. Sponsored by the Friends of the USR Library

Lonely Planet Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Travel Guides

25 of the popular Lonely Planet Travel Guides ebooks are available on Download these guides to your personal device and bring them with you when you travel.

Available to BCCLS library cardholders.



Use your library card to access and find:

health courses & how to use your Fitbit and more!


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!


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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