The Ocean County Library will temporarily close to support the proactive measures being taken by the state of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety Division of New Jersey State Police of Emergency Management Administrative Order No. 2020-3. Administrative Order No. 2020-03 was updated on March 20, 2020 (Executive Order No. 104). The following facilities have been added to the list of facilities closed to members of the public in accordance with paragraph 7 of Executive Order No. 104 (2020): all municipal, county and state public libraries, and all libraries and computer labs at public and private colleges and universities.

All Branches will remain closed to the public for as long as Executive Order No. 104 (2020) remains in effect. Click Here for More Information

2020 Library Closing Information


New Year’s Day - January 1 (Wednesday)

President’s Day - February 17 (Monday)

Good Friday - April 10 (Friday)

Memorial Day - May 25 (Monday)

Independence Day - July 3 (Friday)

Labor Day - September 7 (Monday)

Election Day - November 3 (Tuesday)

Thanksgiving Day - November 26 (Thursday)

Thanksgiving Friday - November 27 (Friday)

Christmas Eve - December 24 (Thursday)

Christmas Day - December 25 (Friday)


  • The System will be closed on Sunday, April 12 (Easter), and Sunday, May 24 (Memorial Day Weekend), and Saturday, July 4 (Independence Day).
    • Seven Branches (Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford and Toms River) will be open on Thanksgiving Friday, November 27.
    • The Library System will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and Thursday, December 31.