Reopening Guidelines

Welcome back!

The Library building is now open to borrow books, videos, and audios and for reference, notary services, and readers guidance. All materials must be returned to the outside book drop. Curbside pick-up is still available. The library has a 25% occupancy limit. A total of 20 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, the library has instituted the following:

  • Masks are required for entry to the building.

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

    • 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 pickup will continue to be available for those unable or unwilling to wear a mask.

  • Entrance only: Front double doors. Exit only: Single door to the parking lot

  • All programs are remote/virtual until further notice. 

  • Meeting rooms are not available.

  • Tutoring and gatherings are not permitted.

  • The water fountain is unavailable.

  • Hand sanitizer is available

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

  •  Tables and chairs are not available for public use.

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

  • Computer use is limited to 10 minutes and for printing purposes only. There is only 1 computer available at a standing station.

  • All patrons will be asked to limit their time in the building to 30 minutes per day to allow others access to the library within our occupancy limitations.

  • Aisles are either one person per aisle or one-way (Juvenile).

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


Monday - Wednesday                   10 am - 9 pm

Thursday                                         10 am - 6 pm

Friday                                               10 am - 5 pm

Saturday                                          10 am - 5 pm

Sunday                                               1 pm - 4 pm


412 Rivervale Road
River Vale, NJ 07675




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