The Ocean County Library


Connecting People…Building Community


The single most unifying force in an increasingly diverse Ocean County is the Ocean County Library, strongly committed in action to our Vision-Connecting People, Building Community. Ocean County Library has a tradition of excellence in providing services for all ages, with a special focus on children and their families. We are proud to be leaders in serving diverse populations.


We are committed to diversity and inclusion. Our strategic goals reflect our commitment: We are a Catalyst for Growth and Change. We are the focal Point of the Community. Every Ocean County Resident Uses and Champions the Library.


Ocean County Library serves over 510,000 residents. The 33 municipalities that comprise Ocean County vary widely in median income, age distribution, and racial and ethnic makeup. Located between the exploding New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, Ocean County is a textbook example of exurban growth-complete with its benefits and challenges.


We are twenty-one locations strong and have recently expanded our headquarters building in Toms River, now doubled in size. Plans for a new facility are under way to double the size of our busiest branch in Brick Township. We have an excellent reputation with the citizens and government of Ocean County, among public libraries in the state and in the nation. We are constantly seeking ways to Connect People…and Build Communities

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