Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Manchester branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 8pm  |  Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm

Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Point Pleasant Borough, Stafford branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 5pm  |  Tuesday through Thursday 10am – 8pm  |  Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm

Long Beach Island, Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm  |  Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 8pm

Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown, Bay Head, Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 8pm  |  Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm

Beachwood Branch Now Offering Temporary Door-Side Only Pickup.
Hours of door-side services are:
Mondays: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Long Beach Island Branch is Closed for Cleaning until Monday, December 7th.

Who We Are…

The Ocean County Library connects people, builds community, and transforms lives through the power of information and the power of stories.

We are the largest system in New Jersey serving a population of 575,397 residents in the 32 municipalities that comprise our service area. Each year, the library circulates over 4.3 million books, answers over 2.5 million reference questions, provides over 11,500 programs and activities for children, teens, adults, and families, and has over 3 million visits to our library system.

We are a multicultural and inclusive institution dedicated to providing a welcoming environment to all regardless of age, class, gender, ethnicity, mental or physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. We respect, honor, and are committed to providing library services, materials, and programs for all of Ocean County’s diverse populations.

In order to ensure the safety of our customers and staff, the library conducts background checks on all prospective applicants. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.


The Ocean County Library accepts job applications through our online jobs portal only.


Career Advancements…

Ocean County Library offers positions in many fields:

  • Youth Services

  • Teen Services

  • Adult Programming

  • Information Services

  • Circulation

  • Public Relations

  • Technology

  • Collections

  • Administration

Employee Benefits…

Members of our staff have great benefits at their disposal spanning from hire to retirement:

  • NJ State Pension Plan

  • NJ State Health Benefits

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Paid Time Off

Training Opportunities…

Our library offers full-time staff the opportunity to better equip themselves for their careers. Trainings include:

  • Diversity

  • Continuing Education

  • Technology

  • Organizational

  • Managerial

  • Motivational

  • Team Building

  • Leadership

  • Readers Advisory

Committees & Programming…

Our committees and workgroups are committed to making our libraries a community hub through events and guest visits. Some of our previous events include:

  • Annual FanNation: A Geekstravaganza

  • Annual Prom Dress Drive

  • Best Selling Author Visits:

    • Adriana Trigiani (The Shoemaker’s Wife)

    • Jessica Fellowes (Downton Abbey)

  • Athletes

    • Eric LeGrand (Rutgers)

    • Jim Abbott via Skype (MLB Pitcher)  

Sparks’s Labs…

  • Two fully equipped maker Labs at our Jackson and Toms River Branches

  • Ten portable maker kits available to all branches

Kits and Labs include:

  • 3D Printers

  • Green Screen

  • Sewing Machines

  • Kitchen Equipment

  • Coding and Programming

  • Snap Circuits

  • And so much more…


Interested in working for OCL?


Jennifer Doderer, MHRM

Director, Human Resources

Ocean County Library

101 Washington Street

Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: 732-349-6200 ext. 5428 | Fax: 732-341-6043 | Email: jdoderer@theoceancountylibrary.org