Ridgefield Park Library COVID-19 Status Update:  January 13, 2022


The Adult/Young Adult Sections of the Library are currently open for LIMITED browsing. The Children's Department is open for staff help and pickup -- browsing is not available at this time. Please be mindful of the following rules:

  • ​Computers are unavailable

  • Seating is unavailable

  • Restrooms are open -- please clean up after yourself

  • Masks are required at all times

  • Printing, copying, scanning and faxing are all to be done at the Circulation Desk

  • Social Distancing is in effect

  • Curbside Pickup is still available

UPDATE: 12/27/21

Out of an abundance of caution, due to COVID-19, the Ridgefield Park Public Library will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, December 28th. We expect to reopen Monday, January 3rd with the following parameters in place:

  • Patrons can only come up to the Adult Circulation Desk upon entering.

  • Browsing is currently unavailable.

  • Items can be requested over the phone or emailing rfpkcirc@bccls.org

  • No seating is available.

  • No computers are available.

  • Copying, printing and faxing must be requested at the Adult Circulation Desk.

  • We are limiting the amount of people allowed at any one time. 3 people can be allowed at a time.

  • All patrons over the age of two entering the building must wear a mask at all times.

  • All materials can be placed in the bookdrop at the front entrance.

  • Please try to pick up items on hold within 4-5 days.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your patience and understanding. Hopefully, by taking these precautions, we will be able to lessen any impact this may have on our community. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Happy Reading.

UPDATE: 9/3/2021

Dear Readers:

The Reference Room is Open for Computer Usage and Reading. Please be aware that there is a limit to ONE PERSON PER COMPUTER and a TIME LIMIT OF HALF-AN-HOUR. Masks are still required while using the Reference Room, and you will be required to clean the PCs after you use them (cleaning wipes will be provided). We will still be offering our email-to-print services.  

UPDATE: 9/3/2021

Dear Readers:

Here is a list of the current changes due to COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Adult, Young Adult, Reference, and Children's Areas are now OPEN FOR IN-PERSON BROWSING.

  • Masks are REQUIRED for browsing.

  • Upstairs PCs are available on a limited basis. Printing from PCs is being offered.

  • Faxing is being offered at the Adult Circulation Desk.

  • Remote Printing (sending an email to rfpkcirc@bccls.org for print pickup) is still available.

  • Curbside Pickup (calling the library to bring materials to your car) is still available.

  • Copying and Scanning services are availble at the Adult Circulation Desk. A circ assistant will handle your print/scan jobs.

  • Remote Programs and limited In-Person Programs are being held.

  • Current Library Hours:
        Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays = 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
        Fridays = 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
        Saturdays = 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For further information, please do not hesitate to visit the library during our afore-mentioned hours of operation, or call us at 201-641-0689.

Happy Reading!

Special Announcement!:

We are so excited to share that we are a recipient of the American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative. The Ridgefield Park Public Library will continue to be a community resource for you all. Learn more about what this means for you and the community here


Updates from

the Director:

Click the PDF icon to read previous updates from the director about the library's operations during the pandemic