Through the power of knowledge and the power of storytelling, the Ocean County Library brings people together, fosters community, and changes lives. Today more than ever, Their society depends on us. The development of sustainable communities, lifelong learning, and the economy are all supported by public libraries. The library promotes civic engagement and acts as an information hub. It increasingly offers digital information and encourages the aspirations of its citizens for personal development.

The stunning New Jersey Shore, a popular vacation spot on the East Coast close to New York City and Philadelphia, is where you’ll find Ocean County Library. To serve the 575,397 persons who live in the 32 towns that make up their service region, they have 21 library sites. The library circulates more than 4.6 million volumes annually, responds to more than 2.5 million reference inquiries, offers more than 16,200 events and activities for kids, teens, adults, and families, and receives more than 3 million visitors to our system of libraries. Know more about Toms River.

Over 1.3 million books—including print books, ebooks, audiobooks, periodicals, music, DVDs, videogames, and local history materials—can be found in our library’s collection. Their 72 databases provide users access to hundreds of periodicals, research papers, and online educational resources. More than 566 computers are accessible for public use at the library, and Wi-Fi is accessible across all locations.

An Ocean County Library card may be used to check out books and other items from any of our 21 locations, as well as to access eBooks and other online resources from your home computer or via the My OCL app on your smartphone, or tablet, or another mobile device. The Burlington County Library and the Monmouth County Library systems have reciprocal borrowing agreements with the Ocean County Library, allowing their residents to borrow materials from these excellent library systems, as well as residents of Burlington and Monmouth counties who are members of their county library systems to borrow books and materials from the Ocean County Library.

The First Amendment to the United States of America’s Constitution guarantees the right to speak, hear, read, and see material as one sees fit. The Ocean County Library supports this principle, one of the American Library Association’s core beliefs. Regardless of age, class, gender, ethnicity, mental or physical ability, color, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation, they are an institution that values diversity and inclusion. Offering library services, resources, and activities to all of Ocean County’s various populations is something they appreciate, honor, and are dedicated to doing.


Online Library Card Application

How To Get An Ocean County Library, Card

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Homebound Services

Do you or a loved one like reading but cannot visit the library?

The Ocean County Library offers FREE delivery services for people who are confined to their homes!

Learn more about the services for home borrowers and mobile library delivery.

Mobile App

Utilize your mobile device to stay in touch with the Ocean County Library. You may search for items in our collection but holds on to them, log into your account, and keep in touch on social media with the Ocean County Library App. You may use the app to find any of our 21 sites and see our events calendar. Everything the Ocean County Library offers is at your fingertips, thanks to the OCL App.

Online Printing

Customers may use the public printer at the Ocean County Library without installing printer drivers or connecting to their network, thanks to the PrinterOn mobile printing solution. No matter where you are, you may submit files or photographs for printing from any Wi-Fi or Internet-connected device (smartphone, tablet, laptop). To release and pick up your document at the print release station at the library, come there within 24 hours.

How to use Online Printing from a PC:

  1. Choose the branch to which you want to send print jobs.
  2. Enter your email address in the “User Info” field.
  3. Choose the document you want to print under “Select Document.”
  4. Push the following button (right-pointing triangle).
  5. Wait for the computer to determine how many pages are in your print job. You will be paid per page according to the pricing shown on the approval page. To authorize the print job, click the green print button.
  6. You may obtain your print job from the branch you selected in step 1 when the page shows that your request has been appropriately handled.
  7. To identify your print job, they’ll utilize the email address you submitted (s). Charges for print jobs are $0.20 per page.
  8. All print jobs not picked up within 24 hours after submission are erased automatically.


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 Closure OCL

When the library is closed, can I get a library card?

Yes, they do now provide users with temporary digital library cards. When you click on the following link and complete the library card application form, the Ocean County Library will contact you with your updated account information so you may access all of its online resources.

What if I have owing items? Do I have to pay late fees?

All due dates and late fees will be waived while the library is closed, so there is no need to worry about renewing. All presently checked-out circulating items

Can I use the outside book drops to drop off my materials?

While the library is closed, please do not return any materials. The book drops are inaccessible since they are sealed. Please take care of the goods and use them safely until the library reopens.

How can I tell whether a request I made was granted?

There are two methods to check your Request list:

Once you have finished putting a hold on, press the button. Visit the list of hold requests you have. You’ll be taken straight to your holds list by doing this.

By selecting the My Account page, you may see your request list. Requests will appear in the drop-down menu. You will be requested to log in if you are not already. Check it out here.

The title, pickup location, status, and position on the waiting list will be included on your request list.

For more information, visit their website or call them at (732)-349-6200