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
February 25, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch will close at 3 p.m. Friday, Mar. 6, to prepare for the Ocean County Library Foundation’s 4th annual “Links with the Masters” fundraising event.Normal business hours resume at 9 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 7.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes. They are available continuously at www.... Read More
February 25, 2020
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Parents and caregivers of children age 1 – 3 are invited to bring their youngsters to “1, 2, 3, Grow With Me – Family Place,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 4, 11, 18, and 25 at the Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor Branch.The Family Libraries® program encourages children to meet and play, and for parents to network, for one hour each week. Resource professionals will discuss educational issues and offer tips about toilet... Read More
February 24, 2020
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library, Jackson Branch, will stage seven classes in March to help you master your computer skills, navigate the Internet, and take advantage of financial and creative tools, free to holders of valid OCL cards.“Computers 101,” 2 p.m. Friday, Mar. 6. New computer users can get an overview of the keyboard, mouse, files and folders, saving documents, and more.“Organizing Files,” 10 a.m. Monday, Mar. 9. Learn how to save... Read More
February 21, 2020
TOMS RIVER – Instructional workshops during the Ocean County Library’s 4th Annual Autism Resources Fair will aim to support individuals and families from onset through adulthood. The Fair will take place Saturday, Apr. 18, 10 a.m. at the Toms River Branch.“When Your Child Is Diagnosed: NJ State Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities,” by Ocean Partnership for Children, Inc“Safety Measures: Protecting Your Loved One,” by the Ocean... Read More
February 20, 2020
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library, Manchester Branch will offer three technology workshops for adults during March.“Creativebug®: The Library's New Maker Database,” 2 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 5. Use your valid OCL card for free, unlimited access to thousands of online arts and crafts classes and workshops taught by renowned artists. New classes appear daily. Work at your own pace. Branch staffers will show you how to navigate this fun and... Read More
February 20, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch will host a trio of  programs during March that explore the roles of women, dialogue and media in building a new nation immediately after the American Revolution.Revisiting the Founding Era: Teens Debate, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Mar.  9. Ocean County teens will illustrate how dialogue and rhetoric helped to form, structure and ratify the U.S. Constitution. For ages 12-18.Making America... Read More
February 19, 2020
MANCHESTER – In addition to regularly held coloring, knitting, quilting and writing sessions, the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch will add new creative instruction programs in March for adults - both low tech and high tech.“Creativebug®: The Library's New Maker Database,” 2 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 5. Explore thousands of online arts and crafts classes and workshops taught by renowned artists. New classes are added daily. Work at your own pace... Read More
February 19, 2020
MANCHESTER – In addition to featured events, the Ocean County Library, Manchester Branch  offers regularly held free activities that are open to all adults. The March schedule includes:“Writers’ Circle,” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 3 and 17. Group members supportively critique one another’s work and discuss issues of authorship and publication. No registration required.“Free Movie Night,” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25. Join us for a current... Read More
February 19, 2020
MANCHESTER – During March, the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch will offer many free activities for adults. Programs for education, entertainment and well-being will take place in the branch’s newly renovated meeting room.“Harriet’s Long Journey: Life of Harriet Tubman.” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 4.  Lorraine Stone will bring history to life by portraying Harriet Tubman. Dressed in period-style clothing, she will relate Tubman’s story of... Read More
February 19, 2020
LACEY TOWNSHIP – How have Ocean County’s communities and residents changed over time? The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will host “The U.S. Census: Then and Now,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.Joseph Quartullo, Census Data Dissemination Specialist, will present historical and current statistical information to illustrate the growth of Lacey Township and Ocean County.The discussion will also cover a brief overview of the 2020 U.S. Census, and... Read More