River Vale Library Public Operating Points (COVID-19)


The public is permitted into the library building to borrow books, videos, and audios, for reference, readers' guidance, and is accepting returns from all BCCLS libraries. The Library is currently operating with occupancy limitations to facilitate social distancing. A total of 25 patrons at a time will be permitted into the library building 


If you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter the library.


In order to best adhere to social distancing guidelines while offering library services, the library has instituted the following:

  • All indoor programs are remote/virtual until further notice. Meeting rooms are not available.

  • Tutoring and gatherings are not permitted.

  • The water fountain is unavailable.

  • Social Distancing of 6 feet must be observed at all times.

  • Masks are required for entry to the building. 

  • Bandanas, scarfs, and cloth face coverings are acceptable. 

  • Face coverings must cover nose, mouth and chin.

  • Hands, shirts or other clothing are not acceptable face coverings.

  • Face shields are optional, and, if used, must be used in conjunction with, but not instead of, a proper face covering such as a surgical mask.

  • Curbside/Doorside pickup is available for all patrons unwilling or unable to wear a mask.

  • Time in the building is limited to 1 hour per day to allow others access to the library within our occupancy limitations.

  • Tables and chairs are available for use only in designated areas.

    • Outside chairs or furniture will not be permitted in the library.

    • Only staff may move library furniture.

  • Public computers will be available for patron use and is limited to 30 minutes per day.

    • ​One (1) computer will be reserved at a standing station for printing with 10 minute limit.

  • Curbside pick-up is still available and encouraged.

  • Aisles are either one directional or one person per aisle. Signage is posted.


The Library reserves the right to amend or add to these requirements at any time.

Library Hours:

Monday - Wednesday              10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Thursday                                10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday                                    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday                                10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday                                    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm