Thank you Ocean County Library customers for your continued patience and support during this extraordinary time.
The Ocean County Library continues to provide service in the safest way possible.
Toms River*, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood*, Manchester
Monday through Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM
Friday and Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM.
Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Point Pleasant Borough, Stafford*
Monday, Friday and Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday through Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM
Long Beach Island, Upper Shores
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday 9 AM – 9 PM
Beachwood, Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach,
Tuckerton, Waretown, Bay Head, Whiting
Monday 10 AM – 9 PM
Tuesday through Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
*The Toms River, Lakewood, and Stafford Branches resume their regular Sunday hours of operation from 1pm - 5pm on September 12, 2021.
Contact-less pickup of materials is available, using our self-pick up holds and our self-check kiosks. Please remember to bring your library card to use the kiosks.
The Ocean County Library is Fine Free effective July 1, 2021 and no longer charges late fines for overdue items. For more information see: https://theoceancountylibrary.org/policies-fees-forms/fine-free
Fees for replacing lost items may be paid at the self-check kiosks or library service desk at your local branch.
In New Jersey, face masks are no longer required in most outdoor settings and indoor settings. However the state recommends that unvaccinated individuals should continue wearing a face covering in public spaces as per guidance from the CDC. For more information see: New Jersey Covid-19 Information Hub.
The Ocean County Library complies with all federal, state and county requirements and no longer requires face masks for visitors to the library.
Library meeting rooms and quiet study areas are available. Please check with your local branch for availability.
Please continue to engage with us virtually through our website which provides access to online resources, streaming movies, ebooks, and audio ebooks 24/7.