Welcome Back!
We will open book drops at all OCL locations beginning Monday, June 29th.

Hours of Operation:
Beginning Monday, July 6th we will open our doors with limited hours and services
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

Pick-up of Materials:
Beginning on Monday, July 6th contactless pickup of materials will be available, using our self-pick up holds and our self-check kiosks. Placing holds will reactivate on July 2nd.

Access to Computers:
We will provide access to public PCs by appointment.

Public Spaces:
Seating will be limited to allow for social distancing. At this time, our meeting rooms and quiet study areas will be utilized for the quarantining of materials.

All customers will be required to wear face masks and to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Introducing One Book OCL, Ocean County Library's online book discussion. During the month of July, join us in reading our first title,   The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek , and follow us on Facebook at to participate in the online discussion beginning July 15th. 
Summer Reading 2020


Chat/Text service is a quick way to get answers to brief, factual questions from trained OCL staff in real-time.

You can also text your question (140 character limit) to (732) 943-1625.
Need a Library Card?

The Ocean County Library is now offering temporary, digital library cards to residents.
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