The Power of Your Library CardThe River Vale Free Public Library is a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS). This consortium of 74 public libraries delivers quality library service to the general public through sharing of books and other materials, purchasing, maintaining and sharing a computer system and providing common access to the cooperative's data bases. Your River Vale Library enables you to access the collections of all members of the cooperative by using the BCCLS online catalog.
All residents of River Vale are eligible for a free library card. Proof of residency, such as driver's license or utility bill, is required to obtain a card. It is very important that you supply us with your email address so that we can contact you when an item you have ordered is ready for pickup or an item is overdue. You can begin the application process online here
Use your PIN number to avoid fines.
A convenient way to keep track of the items on your card is to obtain a pin number for your card. Enter your Library Card Number and PIN below to access your account, renew items, see what's on hold and what's coming due.
*Most books are available for a four week loan period. Exceptions are "New" fiction titles which have a loan period of two weeks.
*Audio Books have a loan period of two weeks.
*DVDs have a loan period of seven to fourteen days with the exception of "New" titles which have a loan period of three days.
*Music CDs have a loan period of two weeks.
*River Vale items are available for renewal on a limited basis if there are no reserves on the item. Items from other BCCLS libraries are subject to the owning library's loan and renewal periods.
SEARCHING THE CATALOG:
The Library Catalog allows you to limit your search by library, material, collection, date, and/or language. You can place requests for the material you want online and we will notify you when it is ready via email.