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

The Stafford Branch will reopen at 3pm this afternoon, August 13, 2020.
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
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