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


The Plumsted Branch of the Ocean County Library is temporarily closed until further notice due to maintenance repairs.

July 21, 2020 Library Commission Meeting Notice

Active - When a hold request is placed, its status is automatically set to active.
Cancelled - The library canceled the hold at the patrons request, patron cancelled the hold requests, or the hold request was in the status of unclaimed, then the library removed it from their hold shelves.
Expired - If a hold request is not filled within the specified period of time, the request status automatically changes to expired. Currently set to 1 year of when the hold request was placed.
Held - The item is ready for the patron to pick up.
Inactive -An inactive hold request has an activation date in the future. The patron has changed the activation date to a future date.
Pending - When the library is searching for a copy of the title to fill a hold request the status is pending.
Shipped - A shipped hold request means that an item is being shipped from a branch other than the pickup branch.
Held - The item is ready for the patron to pick up.
Unclaimed - If the requesting patron does not pick up the held item within the specified period of time (currently 5 business days), the hold request status automatically changes from held to unclaimed.

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