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


Need help with your 2020 Census? The Library has dedicated laptops available for completing your Census online and staff trained to help with Census questions.

Download Free Music, Videos With Your Ocean County Library Card

July 31, 2020

TOMS RIVER – Your valid Ocean County Library card will be your passport to a world of free music, videos and audiobooks through the Freegal® streaming and downloading service beginning Monday, August 10.

Provided by Virginia-based Library Ideas, LLC, the Freegal® catalog contains more than 16 million songs, more than a million albums, more than 75,000 music videos and more than nine-thousand audio books from 100 countries, released through Sony Music Entertainment™. New titles are added daily.

Users can access the catalog any time to download as many as three free Mp3-formatted tracks, music videos, and/or audiobook segments each week. Streaming is unlimited.

Titles are categorized in playlists. Users can choose individual tracks to build unique playlists, collect favorites, and find new artists.

No special software is required. The free application can be downloaded through the Apple® App Store and Google® Play Store.

The service will be free for cardholders of the Ocean County Library. Cardholders should be sure that any late fees or fines amount to less than $25.

Full details about Freegal® will appear August 10 at www.theoceancountylibrary.org, as well as on Facebook and Instagram.

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