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


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December 16, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will exhibit the art of local photographer Frank Grasso throughout the month of January 2020.Grasso, a retired carpenter and Barnegat resident, has taken many photos in the Pinelands. He has also captured images while kayaking on Barnegat Bay and local rivers, and while hiking in various New Jersey state and county parks.Grasso has said, "I hope that my photography and the work of all... Read More
December 11, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Noraebang” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 in Mancini Hall.Participants may choose from a list of popular American and K-pop tunes and sing their hearts out.The branch is located at 101 Washington Street.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch at 732-349-6200 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.
December 10, 2019
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library Jackson Branch will host a program to commemorate Rare Disease Day at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29. The program will be streamed live via https://www.facebook.com/oceancountylibrary.Amanda Rutherford, of Brick, will share her experiences in coping with cystic fibrosis. She will also touch on the life-saving gift of an AffloVest, given by former NFL star Colton Underwood’s charitable foundation.Cystic fibrosis is... Read More
December 10, 2019
Little Egg Harbor – On October 14 the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library closed as the result of a power surge from an Atlantic City Electric transformer located on the perimeter of Mathistown Road. The surge occurred around 11:00 pm after the branch had closed for the evening.Technicians and Ocean County Library System’s Facilities team continue to make progress on the Branch’s electrical repairs. The repairs are expected to... Read More
November 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25. They will reopen their normal business hours Thursday, Dec. 26.All branches will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. All branches will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 and reopen normal business hours Thursday, Jan. 2.We encourage cutomers to use the library’s online resources including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes... Read More
November 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “How to Be Safe in Cyberspace” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.Thomas Kenney, an internet technology professional who specializes in developing corporate cybersecurity tools, will conduct the program. Kenney, who holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, is currently involved in five software development projects.Kenney will describe... Read More
November 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will have a delayed opening Friday, Dec. 13 for its Annual Staff In-Service Training.All locations, with the exception of the Bay Head and Whiting Reading Centers, will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13.All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, Dec. 14.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available... Read More
November 18, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host computer classes in the month of December.“Spotlight On: Windows 10” 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Become comfortable using the features of the Windows 10 operating system. Participants should have mouse and keyboard skills.“Microsoft Word Basics” 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Learn how to create and format a document, write text, change the size and color of words, print, and more.... Read More
November 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various featured events in the month of December.“The History of the Nutcracker” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Discover some interesting background on the beloved ballet, “The Nutcracker” and E.T.A. Hoffman’s fairy tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” on which the ballet is loosely based.“Musical Performance by Rhythm N’ Sound” 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Listen to cover tunes... Read More
November 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Friends of the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will hold their quarterly general meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Manchester Branch. This meeting is open to new and existing members as well as the general public.The Friends of the Manchester Branch enhance library programming and more for all age groups. They also assist with the craft fair, book sale, and other fundraising activities.Dues payments will... Read More