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.

Ocean County Library was honored as a Library of the Year 2013 Special Mention in the Gale/LJ Library of the Year issue of the library industry magazine Library Journal.

The special mention was due to Ocean County Library's ability to demonstrate innovation and excellence for service and dedication to the community.

“This award recognizes the Ocean County Library’s accomplishments and services to our community in both an ordinary year and what became an extraordinary year after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Jersey Shore,” said Library Director, Susan Quinn. “Any special recognition the Ocean County Library has received on the national level is due to the support of our entire Ocean County community.”

“We share this honor with our residents and dedicated library staff, Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, our library liaison and the entire Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Ocean County Library Commission, and our County departments, organizations and community-based organizations, our municipalities, the Ocean County Library Foundation, the Friends of the Library and our volunteers.”

You can read about the Library of the Year award here.