If you live in Wood-Ridge or own property in Wood-Ridge, you are eligible for a library card. One proof of current Wood-Ridge residency is required as follows:
- NJ Driver’s License with your Wood-Ridge address
- Non-Driver Identification Card issued by the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission
- Property tax bill
- Utility bill (water, electric)
- Telephone bill (landline for residence)
- Lease, if renting
Yes. Children from the ages of 5 to 17 may have a card. A parent/guardian must come to the Library in-person to request a card for his or her child and show proof of residency. Parents/legal guardians are responsible for all materials borrowed by their minor children.
Your card provides borrowing privileges at all 76 member libraries of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS). A total of 50 items may be borrowed on your card; loan periods, overdue fines, and borrowing limits on specific types of items are determined by each member library.
Your valid library card must be presented to borrow materials. Library cards are not transferable.
Yes, you may request to have items shipped from another BCCLS member library to the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library for your use. Items may be requested in person, by telephone, or online via the BCCLS catalog via the “Place Request” button to the right of the each item. You will be contacted by phone, text or e-mail when your item arrives.
The library card associated with the request must be presented at pick-up by the cardholder. Another library card may not be substituted; items will not be released to anyone other than the cardholder.
You may renew items in person, over the telephone, or online with your library card number and password.
Your library card will expire in 3 years. At that time you will need to bring your card to the Library with proof of residency. All fines must be paid before the card will be renewed.
Please report a lost or stolen card immediately. A $3.00 fee is assessed for replacement cards. All library charges must be paid before a replacement card is issued.
Please refer to the chart below for borrowing times and late fees for items owned by Wood-Ridge Memorial Library.
|Item Type||Loan Period||Renewals||Daily Late Fee *|
|Books||21 days||2 renewals||$0.10|
|Magazines||14 days||2 renewals||$0.10|
|Audiobooks||14 days||2 renewals||$0.10|
|Music CDs||14 days||2 renewals||$0.10|
|DVDs||7 days||1 renewal||$1.00|
|Series and non-fiction DVDs||14 days||1 renewal||$1.00|
|Video Games||7 days||1 renewal||$1.00|
|Museum Passes||3 days||None||$10.00|
|Juvenile Holiday Books||14 days||None||$0.10|
|Summer Reading Books **||21 days||None||$0.25|
|* We do not charge for Sundays or Holidays on which we are closed.|
|** June 15 to September 15|
You may return items to the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library or to any library in the BCCLS consortium. When the Library is closed, you may return items to the book drop on the porch of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library.
You will be charged for the replacement cost of the library items you lose.
The card restricts use to on-site borrowing at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library for Wood-Ridge materials only; it does not permit access to digital collections or subscription research databases. Moonachie residents must request a library card application letter at the Moonachie Borough Hall. They must specify whether they want a card in Wood-Ridge or Little Ferry or Hackensack. Moonachie requires their residents to pay a portion of the fee charged by the lending library. At this time the resident’s fee for a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card is $60.
An adult head of household should bring the letter to the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library and one card will be issued for use by all family members for the period of 1 year. At the end of the year, a new application letter must be obtained and brought to the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library with the expired library card. Any fines accrued on the card must be paid before the card is renewed.