Library Status

LMxAC member libraries are evolving their plans to safely and effectively continue service during this ongoing public health crisis. The information below will be updated as each library’s plans are shared.

Many services require appointments scheduled in advance. Check your local library’s website, listed below, for full details. Please be aware that at this time libraries are required to limit capacity in their buildings and may also limit their available services to local residents.

Please remember that our member libraries have many digital resources available to you and are doing all they can to serve you remotely. You can find more information at your library’s website.

We all look forward to when we are able to welcome you into all of our member libraries. Until then please use the services currently available. Stay well.

View a map of member library locations.

 

Library Name

(click for hours)

Current Services
Contact Info
Additional Info
Carteret Free Public Library
  • Browsing & checkout (by appointment)
  • Computer use (by appointment)
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
(732) 541-3830

> Library website

Carteret Public Library is open for browsing by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 541-3830, visit the library website, or go to bit.ly/cplappointment.

Curbside pickup is also available. Call (732) 802-3023 or fill out the online form tinyurl.com/cplcurbside to reserve books for curbside pickup. Visit the library website for more information.

Drop boxes are available for permits, forms, books, payments, correspondence, etc., outside the Carteret Library, Borough Hall, Tax Office, and Courthouse.

Cranbury Public Library
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Virtual reference
(609) 722-6992

> Library website

The library is currently offering only curbside service.
Dunellen Public Library
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
(732) 968-4585

> Library website

Please call the library for computer appointments which will be offered pending availability.
East Brunswick Public Library
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use by appointment
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Passports by appointment
  • Self-checkout
  • Virtual reference
(732) 390-6950

> Library website

EBPL is open to the public for limited services.

Please visit the library’s website for information about curbside pickup and passport services.

Edison Township Public Library-
Main Library
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Virtual reference
(732) 287-2298

> Library website

Edison Township Public Library-
North Edison Branch
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Virtual reference
(732) 548-3045

> Library website

Edison Township Public Library-
Clara Barton Branch
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Virtual reference
(732) 738-0096

> Library website

Elizabeth Public Library – Main Branch
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Mobile printing & photocopying
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Self-checkout
  • Virtual reference
(908) 354-6060

> Library website

Elizabeth Public Library’s Main and Elmora Branches have reopened for browsing. Entry will be permitted at the top of the hour for a 45 minute session.

Computer sessions are by appointment only; no computer assistance is available. No public bathrooms are available.

In the event of temporary staff shortages, only curbside pickup will be available. This information will be posted on the library website.

Elizabeth Public Library – Elmora Branch
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Mobile printing & photocopying
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Self-checkout
  • Virtual reference
(908) 353-4820

> Library website

Elizabeth Public Library’s Main and Elmora Branches have reopened for browsing. Entry will be permitted at the top of the hour for a 45 minute session.

Computer sessions are by appointment only; no computer assistance is available. No public bathrooms are available.

In the event of temporary staff shortages, only curbside pickup will be available. This information will be posted on the library website.

Elizabeth Public Library – E-Port Branch
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Virtual reference
(908)-289-9032

> Library website

Elizabeth Public Library temporarily closed its buildings on March 16, 2020.
Elizabeth Public Library – The Nicholas S. LaCorte Branch
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Virtual reference
(908) 469-1866

> Library website

Elizabeth Public Library temporarily closed its buildings on March 16, 2020.
Jamesburg Public Library
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Copying
  • Digital resources
  • Faxing
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Printing
  • Reference help
(732) 521-0440

> Library website

The library is now open at 50% capacity!

Door-Side Pickup will be offered, along with in-person browsing. Masks are required when visiting the library.

Please check the library website for updates.

Kenilworth Public Library

 

 

  • Browsing & checkout
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
(908) 276-2451

> Library website

The Kenilworth Free Public Library is open to the public with limited services and reduced capacity.

The Kenilworth Free Public Library is offering Browse-N-Go hours for Kenilworth library card holders to come in to browse the Library’s collections and check out materials. Patrons will be required to register for a designated 30-minute time slot.

Keyport Public Library
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Virtual reference
(732) 264-0543

> Library website

For the health and safety of of our community, the library building is closed the public.
Long Branch Free Public Library-
Main Library
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Printing (contactless pickup)
  • Virtual reference
(732) 222-3900

> Library website

Long Branch Free Public Library-
Elberon Branch
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Printing (contactless pickup)
  • Virtual reference
(732) 870-1776

> Library website

Matawan Aberdeen Public Library

 

  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Virtual reference
(732) 583-9100

> Library website

The library will be open to the public as of 6/28/21. Please check the library website for all details and updates about library services and hours.
Metuchen Public Library
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
(732) 632-8526

> Library website

‘Browse and Go’ service has been suspended until further notice. Curbside pick-up remains available to Metuchen residents.
Middlesex College Library
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Virtual reference
(732) 906-2561

> Library website

This Library building is not not open to the public.
Middlesex Public Library

 

  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
(732) 356-6602

> Library website

The library building is open for limited in person services and walkup/pickup hours.
Milltown Public Library

 

  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
(732) 247-2270

> Library website

Milltown Public Library is open to the public with limited services and reduced capacity. Please call for more information.
Monroe Township Library
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use by appointment
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Notary service by appointment (begins March 22)
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Photocopying, faxing, scanning, and printing
(732) 521-5000

> Library website

The Monroe Township Public Library now offers Grab & Go Service.
New Brunswick Free Public Library

 

  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • In-person reference research (by appointment)
  • Municipal ID (by appointment; NB residents only)
  • Online programs
  • Virtual reference
(732) 745-5108

> Library website

The library building remains closed, except for appointments, until further notice.

Click here for more information about services, etc.

North Brunswick Public Library
  • Browsing and checkout
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-fi
(732) 246-3545

> Library website

The library building reopened on April 27 for limited browsing. Visits will be limited to 30 minutes, per person, per day. First come, first served. Masks and social distancing required, even if recovered from COVID and/or vaccinated.
Old Bridge Public Library-
Central Library
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Notary Appointments
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Passport Appointments
  • Virtual reference
(732)721-5600 x5010

> Library website

For more information, please visit the library’s website.
Old Bridge Public Library-
Laurence Harbor
  • Digital resources
(732) 566-2227

> Library website

The library building is closed until further notice.
Perth Amboy Public Library

 

  • Browsing & checkout
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Notary services
  • Photocopies
(732) 826-2600

> Library website

The library resumed in person services on June 7, 2021.

Patrons visiting the library must sign in at the front desk, wear masks, and observe social distancing requirements.

Time limits of one hour for computer use and 30 minutes for browsing will be enforced. A study period is available by request.

For more information, please visit the library’s website.

Piscataway Public Library-
John F. Kennedy Branch
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online Programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Virtual Reference
(732) 463-1633

> Library website

More information on the library reopening.
Piscataway Public Library-
Johanna Westergard Branch
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online Programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Virtual Reference
(732) 752-1166

> Library website

More information on the library reopening.
Plainfield Public Library
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online Programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Self-checkout
  • Virtual Reference
(908) 757-1111

> Library website

For current information on in-person library services, please visit the library website.

We have very limited browsing for new books, YA, Graphic Novels, and paperbacks. These are self-checkout only.

Plainsboro Public Library
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Printing (contactless pickup)
(609) 275-2897

> Library website

In-library Browse & Go service is reserved for Plainsboro residents only.

Frequently asked questions.

Red Bank Public Library
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Notary service
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Print services
  • Virtual reference
(732) 842-0690

> Library website

The Red Bank Public Library offers in-person computer and browse-n-go services via appointment and walk-service.

Before coming to the library, or scheduling your appointment, be sure to check out the rules to make your visit as smooth as possible and note our new hours of service.

Ready to schedule? Call us at 732-842-0690 or schedule your computer and browse and go appointments online.

Roselle Public Library
  • Browsing & checkout (by appointment)
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
(908) 245-5809

> Library website

As of June 21st 2021, the library is open by appointment only. Appointments are for 45 minutes and will start on the hour.

Please call (908) 245-5809 or email rosellelibrarynj@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Masks must be worn at all times. Capacity is limited.

Programs will be a combination of both
in-person (outside) and zoom.

Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
> Library website All borough buildings are closed. Library materials can be picked up in the lobby. Need help? Please e-mail library@rosellepark.net! Our phones are down and we are unable to answer voicemails.
Sayreville Public Library
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online Programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Self-checkout
  • Virtual Reference
(732) 727-0212

> Library website

Beginning March 25, 2021, the library is reopening with an increased capacity. Dedicated study space is available, as are computer sessions by appointment, and extended browsing times. Curbside pickup will continue. For more information, please visit the library website.
Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library
(South Amboy)
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
(732) 721-6060

> Library website

The library also provides a limited number of of staff-assisted services: checkout, notary service (by appointment), wireless printing, photocopying, and faxing.
South Brunswick Public Library
  • Browsing & checkout
  • Contactless pickup (Mobile Branch only)
  • Digital resources
  • Limited laptops for use and some seating
  • Mobile Printing
  • Virtual and outdoor programs
  • Virtual reference
(732) 329-4000

> Library website

The Christopher J. Killmurray Building at the South Brunswick Library is now open for browsing! We have returned to our normal operating hours (as of May 17th) and we look forward to seeing you.

Please visit our Service Update for details on our hours and available services.

Visitors are encouraged to enter the Library to browse and check out items while adhering to pandemic safety restrictions. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.

South Plainfield Public Library
  • Browsing and checkout
  • Computer use
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Notary service (by appointment)
  • Online programs
  • Photocopying and faxing
(908) 754-7885

> Library website

South River Public Library
  • Browsing and checkout
  • Computer use; printing (by appointment)
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Studying and tutoring
(732) 254-2488

> Library website

We are now closing at 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Non-residents must make an appointment for browsing.

Computer appointments are required and available to non-residents with a 45 minute time limit.

Tutoring and study appointments are limited to residents only.

Spotswood Public Library
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Fax
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Photocopies
  • Print from Anywhere
(732) 251-1515

> Library website

Browse & Borrow and Takeout service for holds pickup by appointment are available. For more information, visit the library website.
Springfield Free Public Library
  • Computer use (by appointment; Springfield residents only)
  • Contactless pickup
    (Springfield residents only)
  • Digital resources
  • Online Programs
  • Virtual reference
(973) 376-4930

> Library website