Ocean County Library

101 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753


About Us:

The Ocean County Library connects people, builds community and transforms lives through the power of information and the power of stories.  We are essential to our community today more than ever. Public libraries support lifelong learning, sustainable communities, and economic development. The library serves as a portal of knowledge and strengthens civic involvement.  It increasingly provides content that is digital in nature, as well as supporting our residents’ desire for personal growth.

Ocean County Library is located at the beautiful New Jersey Shore, a major tourist destination on the East Coast near New York City and Philadelphia. We have 21 library locations to serve a population of 575,397 residents in the 32 municipalities that comprise our service area. Each year, the library circulates over 4.3 million books, answers over 2.5 million reference questions, provides over 11,500 programs and activities for children, young adults, adults and families, and has over 3 million visits to our library system.

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