Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach Island, Manchester, Plumsted, Point Boro, Stafford and Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 2pm

Bay Head, Beachwood, Island Heights, Point Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown and Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm
  • Beyond Harry Potter – Adult Fantasy

    Imagine Your Story in summer reading with relatable fantasy choices beyond Harry Potter. These titles are all magical and there is something for readers of all tastes.

  • Queer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Reads

    Enjoy worlds of magic, space travel, and more with a cast of LGBTQ+ characters.

  • LGBTQ+ Pride 2020

    Celebrate Pride with us. Check out one or more of these books available from our collection.

  • Anti-Racist: Pro-Racial Literacy Reading List

    Ocean County Library has been committed to the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion since 1997.  We invite you to explore this collection and our other online resources as we continue the journey to an fully inclusive and equitable community.

  • D-Day and the Normandy Campaign in WW2

    Fiction and non-fiction, books and movies, relating to D-Day.

  • These Books Bite

    Vampire and Werewolf Romance Novels

  • True Thrills

    Jump right in, crime addicts. White collar crime, serial killers, historical accounts, and moving memoirs – we have them all.

  • Non-Fiction Books That Read Like Fiction

    If you have ever said “I don’t like Non-Fiction books” you must try these.  These Non-Fiction books read like Fiction and are so enjoyable they will leave you wanting to read more. So broaden you reading list and add a few of these.

  • What's for Dinner?

    If you’ve grown bored with your go-to meals, check out one of the cookbooks on this list for a great new idea or two.

  • Debut Novels

    Books by first time authors.