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

Ocean County Library Chat/Text Is Back: Live, Real-Time Answers for Your Questions

April 30, 2020

TOMS RIVER – Want the title of your favorite author’s newest book? Have a question about Ocean County Library services? OCL’s live, real-time Chat/Text service has resumed on a modified schedule, to accommodate patrons during social distancing associated with COVID-19.

The service is available Monday through Friday,10 AM to 2 PM beginning Monday, May 4.

Chat/Text is optimized for most iOS and Android mobile devices. Questions can be sent via text of up to 140 characters to 732-943-1625. Cell phone users are subject to standard message and data rates applied by their carriers.

The service is also accessible on the OCL web page, and is compatible with most web browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Firefox 1.5 or higher, Safari, and Opera.

Questions are treated equally and are kept confidential, as are patron identities.

For complete details, visit: http://theoceancountylibrary.org/chat-online.

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