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Library Hours
Monday 9am-8pm
Tuesday 9am-8pm
Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-8pm
Saturday 10-4pm
Sunday Closed
The Roselle Public Library strives to inform, enrich, and empower every person in our community by creating and promoting easy access to a vast array of information, activities, and services while providing an atmosphere for the love of reading.

Roselle Public Library Events

Roselle Library Adds Live Homework Help to Website
The critically acclaimed website has been added by the Roselle Public Library as a free service to all Roselle residents who have a valid library card. The website, which provides a range of life assistance beyond homework, can be accessed from home or from the Library's computers. connects students with actual tutors, to help them work out their homework assignments.  Through a short series of questions, students are led to find the answers on their own.  Student discussions are “real time”, meaning that they communicate with an anonymous tutor, who specializes in that particular subject, in an online “classroom” which has a white board and instant chat.  An average session lasts about twenty minutes. Try a demonstration of

The site is completely safe for children, as all tutors go through a rigorous background check and testing before being employed by, and are under monitoring by supervisors.  In over ten years of operation, there have been no instances of unprofessional behavior.

Adults can use, too.  There are tutors who assist people in writing resumes and cover letters, reviewing college level papers for grammar and style, standardized tests, and college admission statements.

Library cards are free to Roselle residents who present proof of residence, and cards are good for three years.  A parent or guardian must sign for children under the age of 18.  Cardholders also need to be up-to-date on any outstanding fines or fees.

To get a library card, visit the Roselle Public Library at the corner of Chestnut Street and West Fourth Avenue .  The library is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights until 8 pm , and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm .

Hot, Hot, Hot ChiliFresh Reviews

The member libraries of LMxAC announce their newest enhancement: ChiliFresh Reviews. LMxAC libraries are the first in New Jersey to bring this service to their customers. ChiliFresh Reviews adds social interaction to the online catalog by allowing library patrons to read and write reviews. When you search for a title, author or subject in the iBistro catalog, you will now have the opportunity to write your own review or to read reviews aleady posted from local library users as well as those from libraries throughout the  United States ,  Canada ,  United Kingdom ,  Australia ,  New Zealand and Hong Kong . 

As with other types of review sources, reviews are ranked by the number of stars. Reviews can be sorted by most useful (based on reader's reactions to the reviews), newest, oldest, highest-ranking and lowest-ranking review.  Those browsing the online catalog can even read reviews of other titles by the same reviewer.

So if your library is an LMxAC member and you are looking for a book that you can't put down,  just finished a selection that you absolutely loved, or want to warn others that a new release is not all you expected it to be, simply go to your library's online catalog and join our readers' forum. Book lovers are looking forward to reading your reviews!

LMxAC membership includes libraries in Carteret, Dunellen, Edison, Jamesburg, Kenilworth, Long Branch, Manville, Matawan-Aberdeen, Metuchen, Middlesex, Middlesex County College, Milltown, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainfield, Plainsboro, Red Bank, Roselle, Roselle Park, Sayreville, Somerville, South Brunswick, South River and Spotswood.

Run Away with PlayAways at the Roselle Public Library

Books can be hundreds of pages long with heavy covers.  Today, you can do housework or lounge in the yard and listen to a book which is just the size of a pack of cards, or download your reads to your own listening device.

The Roselle Public Library recently added Playaways to its collection of offerings.  The self-contained units are 2” by 3.5”, run on a AAA battery, and need simply a standard set of earplugs to listen with.  The starting collection is popular fiction, such as mystery writer Alexander McCall Smith, with more to be added each month.  Playaways are free to users, and circulate for two weeks like books.  You can provide your own earphones, or buy a reusable set from the Library for $1.00.  If the battery wears out while you are listening, please replace the battery for you and the next listener.

A wider variety of books can be downloaded from our website, as well.  Go to, and scroll halfway down to the ListenNJ logo.  This service, provided through our membership in the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium, will allow you to download books to a variety of listening devices, at no charge.  Downloads do expire, however, so be sure to connect when you are ready to read.

The Roselle Public Library seeks to meet your reading, listening, and viewing requests.  The Library is open four nights (including Fridays) until 8 pm , and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm year round.  Call the Library at 908-245-5809 for more information.

Roselle Public Library Friends...Become One of Us
Just as a library is more than books, the Friends of the Roselle Library are more than just book sales, although that is their most popular program. The Friends are planning some new programs, and have gifts for sale, which will be interest to you.

“Be A Friend” can be your motto, too, if you join the Friends.  This year, all friends will receive a blue bumper sticker which reads “Be A Friend – Roselle Public Library”.  The officers of the Friends realize that not everyone can contribute time to the organization, but you can still show your support for the Library by sporting a sticker on your car.  Annual membership is just $15.00.

Bookmarks are back – the oriental carpet style bookmarks which the Friends offered a few years ago.  Tee shirts, with the Friends logo, are still here, mainly large sizes.  Also in stock are the nifty library blue tote bags, great for carrying home all the great reads, listens, and movies from our collection.  

But wait – there's more!  Spring scents in candles have just arrived. If you enjoyed the homey aromas of the winter selection, the fresh smells of spring will entice you, as well.

The Friends of the Roselle Library support the activities of the Library. Since their beginning five years ago, they have sponsored reading and writing contests for students, brought in authors to speak about their books, decorated the Library for the holidays, and purchased the outside bulletin board and other items.  Your membership in the Friends can help, your participation is welcomed, and your purchases are invited.
Roselle Public Library Adds Wireless Internet Connection to Its Services

Laptop computer users will have a new place to latch on to the Internet, because the Roselle Public Library has just added wireless access to its services   Wireless access  is free, and is available to anyone with their own computer and a wireless card, inside the Library.  A flyer describing how to obtain access is available from the information rack in the library entrance.
Wireless access will be available all hours that the Library is open:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am to 8 pm , Thursday 9 am to 6 pm , and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.

The Library also offers free computer access to the public.  Two Internet stations are for adults, two are for children, and two are dedicated for word processing.  Internet sessions on the library computers are limited to thirty minutes per day, due to demand, and printing from our computers costs $.25 per page.

Visit the Roselle Public Library at the corner of West Fourth Avenue and Chestnut Street , or on the web at

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Roselle Public Library
104 West Fourth Ave. Roselle, NJ 07203
Phone: (908) 245-5809 | Fax (908) 298-8881