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
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
(732) 541-3830

> Library website

The Library building is closed due to COVID-19 until further notice.

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

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 will be reopening to the public for limited services on Monday, March 1, 2021.

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

Library Reopening Protocols
Edison Township Public Library-
North Edison Branch
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Virtual reference
(732) 548-3045

> Library website

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

> Library website

Library Reopening Protocols
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

Beginning March 8, 2021, the library is open at 35% 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 building remains closed for all in-person services at this time.

The library is accepting returns of checked out items in the book and DVD boxes in the parking lot, and Porch Pick-up service for new checkouts is available.

Please click HERE for all updates.

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
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Virtual reference
(732) 906-2561

> Library website

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

 

  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
(732) 356-6602

> Library website

The library building is now closed.
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 reopened for Grab & Go Service on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
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
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-fi
  • Virtual reference
(732) 246-3545

> Library website

The library building remains closed to the public until further notice.

Patrons may only place 10 items on hold per library card.

Of the 10 item holds, only 5 can be interlibrary loans.

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

 

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

> Library website

The building remains closed to the public. Please call for an appointment.
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

The Piscataway Public Library buildings will reopen to the public on Monday, March 15, 2021.

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

The Piscataway Public Library buildings will reopen to the public on Monday, March 15, 2021.

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
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
  • Online programs
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • Virtual reference
(732) 842-0690

> Library website

The Red Bank Public Library building will close to the public starting Monday, November 30th. Patrons will be able to continue to get library materials and patron requested printed materials through our Curbside Service.
Roselle Public Library
  • Contactless pickup
  • Digital resources
(908) 245-5809

> Library website

“At this time, the Roselle Public Library is working with the Borough Covid-19 Team as we move towards a phased reopening plan that protects the public health. Contactless services are available. Please contact us with any questions at 908-245-5809 or click here to email us.”
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)
  • 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
  • Digital resources
  • Limited Chromebook and hotspot borrowing (contact the IS Desk)
  • Mobile Printing
  • Online programs
  • Virtual reference
(732) 329-4000

> Library website

The Library is returning to Browse-and-Go hours beginning Monday April 12, 2021.

Please visit our Service Update for details.

The Library will continue to offer Contact Free Pickup options at the Killmurray building and on the Mobile Branch. For detailed instructions on how to reserve items or to make a pickup appointment via our new scheduling software, click here.

Personalized reader recommendation service–“Personalized Picks”–for all ages.

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 with a 15 minute time limit.

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

The Library returned to contactless pickup on Saturday, November 21.
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