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


Need help with your 2020 Census? The Library has dedicated laptops available for completing your Census online and staff trained to help with Census questions.

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Got questions? We have the answers! Chat with us below or text us at 732-943-1625.

Please note that our Chat/Text hours have temporarily changed to Monday-Thursday from 10 AM – 7 PM. Friday & Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM.
If you need assistance after hours, please email us at question@theoceancountylibrary.org.

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