Lending Policies and Fines


Available Items and Lending Policies


  • New fiction and non-fiction books – 14 days (overdue fines $0.15/day)
  • Regular collection books – 28 days (overdue fines $0.15/day)
  • Travel guides – 14 days (overdue fines $0.15/day)
  • Books on CD – 14 days (overdue fines $0.15/day)
  • New DVDs – 3 days (overdue fines $1.00/day)
  • DVDs – 7 days (overdue fines $1.00/day)
  • Music CDs – 14 days (overdue fines $0.15/day)
  • Magazines – 7 days (overdue fines $0.15/day)

In the case of excessive fines on one card, totaling $50 or more, the Lee Memorial Library reserves the right to bar borrowing privileges of family members residing at the same address until the delinquency is paid.

Located in our reading room on the far side of the main library room. We have available current issues of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, The Record, Town Journal, and Ridgewood News. Recent back issues are shelved in the reading room. Older issues are kept for approximately 3 months and may be requested at the circulation desk. Not available for loan.

Located in our reading room on the far side of the main room. Current issues are available for reading on site. Recent back issues are on a shelf just under the corresponding current issue and are available for a one-week loan period. Older issues are kept from one to five years (depending on the magazine) and may be requested at the circulation desk. These are also available for one week loan.
Lending: No loan on current issues. Back issues: 7 days

Young Adult
Fiction for young adults is shelved in our new YA Room. Young adult nonfiction is shelved among the adult nonfiction books in the main stack area and may be readily distinguished by the “YA” label on the book’s spine.
Lending: 28 days

Children’s Collection
Lee Memorial has a large, up-to-date, and varied collection in our children’s room. We also have a full-time children’s librarian on staff.

Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks
LML cardholders receive complimentary membership in eBCCLS, a county-wide ebook and digital audiobook lending service. Patrons may check out up to 5 digital items at one time, which circulate for 14 days. To access this collection, please click here.

Library Cards
Available to Allendale residents upon proof of residency. Cards may be requested at the circulation desk and are provided free to family members who are 5 years of age or older. Lost cards may be replaced by paying a $3.00 fee. Patrons must present their library card in order to check out any item.

PIN (personal identification number)
Library card holders may request a PIN at the circulation desk. This allows patrons with internet access use of the following services:

  • Review of all current loan items and their due dates
  • Access to magazine articles from home
  • Ability to reserve items online
  •  Ability to renew allowable items online (overdue and items on request are not renewable)

Requests and Reserves
Items belonging to the BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative Library System) but not available at our library may be requested at the circulation desk or online through the BCCLS website. These items are usually available within a few days. Popular items may be reserved and are lent on a first-come, first-served basis.

Renewals may be made in person at the circulation desk, by telephone, or online. Items are renewable if no requests have been placed on the item.