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Services to Educators

Professional Services and Resources:

Library cards. Any educator who is employed in any of the schools in our 32 member municipalities is eligible for an Ocean County Library card. Obtain an application form from any branch of the Ocean County Library, or print out the form and submit it to any branch. You must show proof of residence and verification of your current employment. Your card permits you to have the same borrowing privileges as a resident, but it will expire on October 1 of each year.

Journals. Educators can find professional education journals and magazines for classroom resources and activities available at many of our branches. Log on to our online catalog, and conduct a “Subject words” search using the following terms:

  • Activity programs in education -- periodicals
  • Children’s literature - periodicals
  • Education - periodicals
  • Elementary education - periodicals
  • Elementary school libraries - periodicals
  • Preschool education - periodicals
  • Teaching - aids and devices - periodicals

    Journal and magazine articles are also available through the online magazine database, EBSCOhost. You will need to have the 14-digit barcode from your library card available to access it from the “Online Resources” page of the Ocean County Library website. EBSCOhost workshops can be conducted by the Ocean County Library, in your school, for professional development credits.

    Professional development. The Ocean County Library is now a provider of professional development credits for educators. Please read this important information and inform your professional development coordinator about these opportunities for workshops at no cost to you or your school.

    Free Continuing Education Courses for Adults. 24/7 access to real instructors and CEU's for over 500 classes. This resource is Universal Class for Libraries. Find it in our research resources.

    Interlibrary loan. If you are looking for a particular book, and we do not have it in the Ocean County Library system, we will do our best to obtain it from another library system.

    Librarian by Appointment. One-on-one time with a librarian for tours, developing reading lists, training on library resources or help with research. Call the Youth Services (pre-K through Grade 6) or Young Adult (Grades 7 through 12) Librarian at the branch in your school’s service area. Classroom Oriented Services and Resources for Teachers and their Classes:

  • Assistance with research assignments
  • Class tours, orientation and instruction
  • New Jersey and Local History 

    Arrange to bring your classes to any branch for tours of the facilities and resources, and assistance with research assignments. Research New Jersey and local history with the extensive resources available in the Wheeler Room - Toms River Branch, which houses our New Jersey reference collection.

    Access the Ocean County Library catalog and magazine resources from your classroom or from home. There are many on-line resources available to you and your students from Ocean County Library’s website. For some, you’ll need your library card. Many require no library card. Call your local branch to schedule a tour of the Ocean County Library website for your class.

    Displays, Programs, and Performances. Our 20 branches are eager to showcase your students’ artwork, and host poetry programs and music performances. Please contact your local branch.

    Printable bibliographies. Looking for reading lists of current literature for youth and young adults? Check out Suggested Reading from the Just for Kids page, or Teen Reads from the Teen Zone page.

    Just for Kids & Teen Zone
    Bookmark these sites designed especially for children and young adults by our Youth Services and Young Adult librarians. There are links to both educational and recreational sites, for homework and research, and just for fun.

    The Ocean County Library aspires to be a truly multicultural institution. To this end, we are developing an ever-growing collection of foreign language materials and online resources. Visit the Español page on our website, and use “Informe” from the Online Resources page to find news, health information, and more in Spanish. You can find audio and video tapes and print materials available in other languages by using a subject heading such as “Spanish language materials.” If you place a hold on materials through WebPac, our online catalog, they will be delivered to the branch you request.

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    Researched and compiled by L. Feaster
    Edited by C. Matteo


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