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
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
Education - periodicals
Elementary education -
Elementary school libraries
Preschool education - periodicals
Teaching - aids and devices
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
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
branch in your school’s service
area. Classroom Oriented Services and Resources
for Teachers and their Classes:
with research assignments
Class tours, orientation and instruction
New Jersey and Local History
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
Wheeler Room - Toms River Branch, which houses our New Jersey reference
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.
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.
bibliographies. Looking for reading lists
of current literature for youth and young adults?
Check out Suggested
Reading from the Just for Kids page,
Reads from the Teen Zone page.
for Kids & Teen
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.
Expanding Your World Today
Researched and compiled by L. Feaster
Edited by C. Matteo