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.
January 10, 2020
LACEY – The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will present “Killing Kate” at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 1.The event will be streamed live via https://www.facebook.com/oceancountylibrary.Kate Ranta, who emerged from a severely abusive relationship to become a leader in raising awareness about domestic violence, will read passages and autograph copies of her book, “Killing Kate,” and engage in questions and answers.Ranta’s story is one of triumph... Read More
January 10, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Drawings ‘From The Past,’” images by Rita Apsegaite-Clemens, in the McConnell Gallery throughout February.Rita, a native of Lithuania, is a professional artist, graphic designer, photographer and art teacher with a passion for drawing and watercolor.She has studied at Kaunas College of Art and Vilnius Academy of Art in Lithuania, and now studies computer graphics and... Read More
January 10, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Faces,” a collection of street photography by Anthony Cuttitta, in the 2nd Floor Gallery throughout the month of February.A native of Lodi, New Jersey, Anthony recently relocated to Toms River after living 30 years in the Pocono Mountains. His work has been shown in the Soho in the Burg Gallery, Sweet Cream’s Café, and Monroe Street Gallery in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.He... Read More
January 10, 2020
TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Library’s Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., will be transformed into a miniature golf course during a two-day fundraiser by the Ocean County Library Foundation.The 4th annual “Links with the Masters” will be held Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7. Golf attire is suggested to add to the fun atmosphere of the event, but is not required.Friday’s adult-only (21+) event will start at 7 p.m. with cocktails and light... Read More
January 10, 2020
Little Egg Harbor – The Ocean County Library System continues to make progress on the Little Egg Harbor Branch’s electrical repairs. These repairs are a result of a power surge from a transformer located on the perimeter of Mathistown Road. The surge occurred around 11:00 pm on October 14, after the branch had closed for the evening.“We are looking forward to welcoming back our Little Egg Harbor patrons and staff,” said Susan Quinn, Ocean County... Read More
January 10, 2020
WARETOWN – The Ocean County Library Waretown Branch will host “Understanding Depression” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10.Attendees can gain an understanding of the types, signs and symptoms of depression, and learn coping strategies and self-help suggestions.The branch is located at 112 Main Street.Registration is required for this free event, presented by Ocean Mental Health Services. To register, call the branch, 609-693-5133, or visit www.... Read More
January 10, 2020
WARETOWN – The Ocean County Library Waretown Branch will host “Martin Luther King: A Man of Conscience,” at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.First-person interpreter Keith Henley will highlight the communicative skills that placed the pastor, activist and humanitarian among the world’s great orators.Henley serves as Artistic Director and Choreographer for the Folkloric Heritage Culture Arts Company in Cherry Hill. He has performed interpretations... Read More
January 07, 2020
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an informational session about health benefits and services for US military veterans, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15.Representatives of the Veterans Administration will answer questions and provide guidance. The program is intended to help veterans learn the full range of benefits and services available to them.The branch is located at 30 Station Road, Bayville.... Read More
January 03, 2020
TOMS RIVER – In support of the 2020 United States Census on April 1, the Ocean County Library will offer practical workshops and informative lectures, presented by the US Census Bureau, at various branches through March.Discussions include methods to achieve accurate population counts, how Census information is used, and the value of participation. Workshops will offer instruction to everyone interested in working within the US Census Bureau... Read More
December 23, 2019
Jackson – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will present “Birdcage Bookcraft” at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25.Attendees will learn how to create beautiful, Victorian style birdcages from used books. Lace, flowers, beads and more will be provided for use as decorative trim.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is required for this free event, sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Ocean County Library.To register,... Read More