Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Manchester branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 8pm  |  Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm

Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Point Pleasant Borough, Stafford branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 5pm  |  Tuesday through Thursday 10am – 8pm  |  Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm

Long Beach Island, Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm  |  Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 8pm

Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown, Bay Head, Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 8pm  |  Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm

Beachwood Branch Now Offering Temporary Door-Side Only Pickup.
Hours of door-side services are:
Mondays: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm


The Long Beach Island Branch is Closed for Cleaning until Monday, December 7th.

Ocean County Library To Expand Operating Hours

October 26, 2020

TOMS RIVER – At its October meeting, the Ocean County Library Commission approved revised, expanded operating hours for the Library’s 21 branches. The new schedules take effect Monday, November 9, and continue through May 31, 2021.

The Commission’s action is in accord with the Library’s COVID-related re-entry plan. It marks the first increase in public access since OCL’s July reopening.

Revised hours of operation, by branch, are:

  • Toms River, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Manchester – Monday through Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM; Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM.
  • Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Point Pleasant Borough, Stafford – Monday 10 AM – 5 PM; Tuesday through Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM; Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM.
  • Long Beach Island, Upper Shores – Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM; Tuesday and Wednesday 10 AM – 8 PM.
  • Beachwood, Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown, Bay Head, Whiting – Monday 10 AM – 8 PM; Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM.

The revised hours are contingent upon recommendations by the Ocean County Health Department related to the county’s Coronavirus recovery progress.

In the interest of patron and staff safety, the Library will continue to quarantine returned items. The Library’s cleaning and sanitizing protocols remain in effect, service desks will continue to be equipped with shields, and hand sanitizer dispensers remain in all branches.

In accordance with Executive Order 157 from the Governor of the State of New Jersey, branch occupancy levels remain 25 percent of maximum capacity. Library staff and customers are required to wear a cloth face covering while in the indoor portion of the premises, except when doing so would inhibit that individual’s health or where the individual is under 2 years of age. Door-side service is available for any customer who cannot wear a cloth face covering due to a health condition.

For more information, visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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