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

Beachwood, 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 Offering Temporary Door-Side Only Pickup Beginning 11/24/20

Toms River, Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach Island, Manchester, Point Pleasant Borough, Stafford, and Upper Shores branches will close
at 5pm Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Beachwood, Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown, Bay Head, and Whiting branches will close at 2pm Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open 10am to 2pm Friday, November 27.

Learn something new today with Universal Class!

This resource offers over 500 non-college credit Continuing Education courses! All you need is an Ocean County Library card and an email address to sign up!

If you are already registered with Universal Class, click here to login and start your classes.

If you are new to Universal Class, please click here to register by entering in your library card barcode number. After you register, enroll in an online course and begin!

Quick Facts

  • You will need to create an account and have a valid e-mail address to sign up for courses
  • You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses at a time
  • You have up to 6 months to finish each course
  • You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet
  • Attend class and do assignments on your schedule
  • Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using e-mail
  • These are non-credit courses provided for your personal enrichment, and are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements

If you wish to browse what classes are offered before registering, be sure to return to Ocean County Library’s Universal Class page to start the registration process to get a free account. If you don’t go back to the library website for the “registering here” link, you risk registering on the commercial site and being asked to pay for classes. If you do complete your registration on the commercial site, contact us so we can transfer your registration to the library subscription.