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Toms River Branch toms river branch new building
Address: 101 Washington St., Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 349-6200, (609)971-0514
Fax: (732) 473-1356
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9-9, Friday & Saturday 9-5,  Sunday 1-5
                   (Sunday Hours: September through May)
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Equipment and Special Services for this branch
Friends of the Toms River Branch
Community Profile (2002)  
Community Analysis Scan (2009)  
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Directions & Area Maps


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Metered parking is available behind the Municipal Building BUT you MUST move your vehicle after three (3) hours. Metered parking takes quarters only. You are welcomed to use the FREE parking at the Ocean County Parking Garage 129 Hooper Ave, about 1 ½ blocks. Free parking also available on lot at West Water and Irons Streets.


From the North: Garden State Parkway exit 81. Bear right, back over the Parkway towards Toms River on Water Street. For metered parking turn left at fourth light. For free parking continue to the fifth light and turn left onto Hooper Avenue (Route 549). Proceed through the next traffic light (intersection with Washington Street). Turn right into the first one-way entrance driveway (just past the County Administration Building at 101 Hooper Avenue). After "stop" sign, turn left to enter County parking garage. Parking is 1 ½ blocks from the library.


From the South: Garden State Parkway North exit 81. Continue straight off the exit heading east towards Toms River on Water Street (approx 7/10 mile). For metered parking turn left at third light. For free parking continue to the fourth light and turn left onto Hooper Avenue (Route 549). Proceed through the next traffic light (intersection with Washington Street). Turn right into the first one-way entrance driveway (just past the County Administration Building at 101 Hooper Avenue). After "stop" sign, turn left to enter County parking garage. Parking is 1 ½ blocks from the library.


From the Trenton Area: Take l-195 to exit 35-A, Rte 34 S towards Garden State Parkway South Follow the Parkway to exit 81 and then follow the directions "From the North."


From the Camden Area: Rt. 70 East to Rt. 37 East. After passing under the Garden State Parkway, take the first right onto Main Street (Rt. 166) at the traffic light. The Toms River Shopping Center is on the right. At the first light (7/10 mile) onto Washington Street, for metered parking take first right onto Robbins Street then left on Wilsey Way. For Free parking continue on Washington Street to first traffic light turn left onto Hooper Avenue (Route 549). Turn right into the first one-way entrance driveway (just past the County Administration Building at 101 Hooper Avenue). After the "stop" sign, turn left to enter County parking garage. Parking is 1 ½ blocks from the library.


From the New Brunswick Area: Rt. 18 to Rt. 9 South. Proceed on Rt. 9 South to Garden State Parkway entrance (Rt. 9) approximately 30 miles from Rt. 18. Continue on the Parkway a short distance to exit 81. Then follow the direction "From the North."


From the FREE parking at the Ocean County Parking Garage 129 Hooper Ave to Ocean County Library. Exit the garage by the county offices walk South (left) one block on Hooper Ave. Due to heavy and fast moving traffic on Hooper Ave PLEASE CROSS AT LIGHT at Hooper Ave & Washington St., right on Washington Street. Ocean County Library is one block west on Washington St.



 
Equipment and Special Services for this branch
Equipment & Services
Walk-In & Call Ahead
 # of Items
Word Processing PCs Call Ahead
Yes
No
4
Walk-in
Yes
No
How long can it be used?
½ hr.     1 hr.   2 hrs.
Other
# of times per day that it can be used:
(maximum 2 hrs per day - can be split up into separate sessions) 
Internet PCs Call Ahead
Yes
No

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20 in Technology Lab
12 in Adult Section
3 in Teen Zone
4 in Just For Kids

Ocean County Library
Internet Policy

Walk-in
Yes
No
How long can it be used?
½ hr.     1 hr.   2 hrs.
Other
# of times per day that it can be used: Time is extended automatically when no one is waiting.

PC Plus

The PC Plus workstation is a service offered by the Ocean County Library System. Each branch offers different software packages to suit your needs. PC Plus is good for tasks such as uploading your resume to a website, scanning text or pictures, viewing a CD for a class, taking a test, creating flyers, toggling between the Internet and Microsoft Word and much, much more.

Call Ahead
Yes
No

2
at this branch

For customers who need:

1. A program available only on PC Plus.
2. To download files.
3. To upload files.
4. To open files from the Internet, which require a program other than Internet Explorer and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Since PC Plus offers Internet access, anyone over eighteen years or older must show identification before using it.

Walk-in
Yes
No
How long can it be used?
½ hr.     1 hr.   2 hrs.
Other
# of times per day that it can be used: Customers will be allowed to use computers for as long as they wish, provided no other customers are waiting
Wireless Internet Access
          
Wireless internet access is available at all branches.
Self Checkout
           Yes             No
                          
3
Librarian by Appointment
           Yes             No
                          
Call for one-on-one consultation with a professional librarian to resolve your information questions, extended assistance in electronic and print resource searching.
Preview Room - TV & VCR
           Yes             No
                          
 
Tape Recorder
           Yes             No
                          
1 - Please contact the Children's Department
CD-Player
           Yes             No
                          
1 - Please contact the Children's Department
Other Audio Equipment
           Yes             No
                          
 
Microfilm Reader/Printer
Yes             No
              
5
Legal Computer
Yes             No
              

1

Selected NJ resources on Westlaw including NJAC

Genealogy Computer
Yes             No
              

2: Ancestry Library Edition
1: The Family Treemaker

Research & Homework Computer
Yes             No
              

2

Search subscription databases without time limit

Quiet Study Room
Yes             No
              

 Special Services
 Yes - No
 # of Items
Large Room FM system, personal listening devices to use for programs in the library. TTD machines are available for loan through the Assistive Listening Program. The Cassette player for the Blind and handicapped and the Low Vision Reading system are available on loan from the state. To borrow these items please contact Karla Ivarson, Toms River Branch, (732) 349-6200.
Meeting Room
           Yes             No
                          
ADA View/Voice Terminal            Yes             No
                          

Cassette player for the blind & handicapped            Yes             No
                          
3

Low Vision Reading System            Yes             No
                          
1
Loud-R Electronic Ear            Yes             No
                          

Supersonic Ear            Yes             No
                          

Bed Readers            Yes             No
                          

Magnifying Glasses            Yes             No
                          
1
Long-Handled Reachers            Yes             No
                          
2
Telephone Adaptor Kit/ Wireless Auditory Kit            Yes             No
                          

Multi-purpose Table
(slanting, magnified)
           Yes             No
                          

Listening Devices Available for Programs            Yes             No
                          
1 speaker, 3 receivers

Friends Group
           Yes             No
                          

Updated: 2/06

Suggestion Box

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Have you received outstanding service? Do you have suggestions for improvement? Please take a moment to let us know. Thanks! 

You can use our email form, or call or write us with your comments.

Toms River Branch, Ocean County Library
101 Washington St., Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone : (732) 349-6200

 
 
 
   

 

 
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