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

Due to an issue with our telephone provider, branch locations may not be reachable by telephone.

The Stafford Branch will close at 6:00PM on Monday 10/19/20 for building maintenance.

October 20, 2020 Library Commission Meeting Notice
November 06, 2019
BERKELEY – The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The Beatles: the Beginnings” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.Paul Groom grew up in Liverpool and attended the same high school, Sunday school, and youth club as members of the Beatles. He presents the story of their rise from obscurity to stardom with his personal and unique stories.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library.The branch is located at 30... Read More
October 30, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it is expanding their digital magazine collection by adding titles to OverDrive and introducing a new platform through EBSCO, Flipster. Combined with existing platform RBdigital, there will now be a total of 140 titles across the three platforms.All Ocean County Library cardholders in good standing will have access to Flipster, OverDrive, and RBdigital.Each of the three platforms... Read More
October 29, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “A Legacy of Loss: An Exhibition of Endangered Species Art” by artist Jill DeFelice throughout the month of November.Jill DeFelice is a primarily self-taught artist, painting mainly in oils. She first started painting in 2001. In 2003, DeFelice relocated to Hong Kong and China, continuing her art education. Her works are in private collections worldwide, including New York,... Read More
October 29, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various featured events throughout the month of November.“Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Enjoy an evening of rousing dance music, including polkas, Eastern European, Jewish, Ladino, and Middle Eastern tunes.“How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays” 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Learn about nutrition, diet, exercise, how to avoid weight gain over... Read More
October 23, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “How to Develop and Implement Successful Sales Strategies” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.This workshop will outline the steps to selling any product or service in any industry. Presenter Tom Martucci will discuss how to increase sales, confidence, and motivation. Martucci has an extensive career in sales and management.This program is presented in partnership with SCORE of... Read More
October 22, 2019
Toms River – Beginning November 1, Macmillan Publishers will restrict public libraries to the purchase of only one copy of a new eBook title following its release, after which the publisher will impose an eight-week embargo.“Ocean County Library’s top priorities are our patrons and the products we offer them. We see our digital services as an integral part of bridging information and entertainment from these authors to our patrons. As a result,... Read More
October 22, 2019
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. All branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28.Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Friday, Nov. 29. All other branches will be closed.All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, Nov. 30.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases,... Read More
October 21, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Native American Heritage: A Celebration” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.Learn about and celebrate Native American heritage through songs, dance, and music by the Redhawk Native American Arts Council. This program will feature the cultural and historical experience of Native Americans today. It will also feature a Q&A session.This program is sponsored by the Ocean County... Read More
October 21, 2019
TOMS RIVER – Want to get more in touch with your creative side? Ocean County Library resident cardholders now have access to art and craft educative resource Creativebug.Creativebug is a website and mobile app which offers thousands of free online art and craft classes, available anytime, anywhere. Its videos are produced by renowned artists and creative experts. Class categories include sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food, jewelry... Read More
October 17, 2019
TUCKERTON – The Tuckerton Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Chad Juros the Magician” at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25. This event has been moved from the Little Egg Harbor Branch.Chad Juros is an award-winning entertainer, magician, and motivational speaker. Join him in this interactive magic show for special challenged adults.The branch is located at 380 Bay Avenue.Registration is required for this free event. To register, call the branch... Read More