The Library will be closed July 3 and 4 in observance of Independence Day. Virtual reference will be suspended, and the book drops will be closed at that time. These services resume Monday, July 6.

The library building may be closed, but the virtual library is open.

Our librarians are available to answer your questions Monday - Friday from 10:00 - 6:00 pm. Click here or call 732-390-6767. A librarian will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Curbside Pickup available Monday - Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Book drops open Monday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

 

Library News

Open Mic Night Wednesday

Open Mic Night Wednesday

Posted July 01, 2020


Come attend our Virtual Open Mic highlighting 8 performers on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 pm!
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Curbside & Library Updates

Curbside & Library Updates

Posted June 27, 2020


Good news! We now offer curbside pickup of library materials.

Click here for information curbside pickup and other EBPL updates.

Curbside Pickup

East Brunswick Public Library is pleased to now offer Curbside Pickup. For your safety and the safety of our staff social distancing standards will be followed. See below for more information
 
The library will accept book and media returns at the book/media drops only. All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being placed back on our shelves and made available for checkout. Be advised, these items will remain on your library card until the quarantine period is complete. Please check our website regularly for updates to this policy. 
 

Curbside Pickup Policies 

  • Curbside service will be available Monday through Friday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday 10:30 am – 1:30 pm by appointment only. 
  • At this time, curbside service will be limited to East Brunswick patrons and hold requests will only be taken on items belonging to the East Brunswick Public Library. 
  • A limit of 10 adult items and 20 juvenile items may be picked up through curbside service with no more than 5 of these items being DVDs/video games
  • You may pick up items from multiple cards, as long as the total number of items does not exceed 30
  • Specialty Items, Lendable Kits, and Museum Passes are not eligible for curbside pickup. 
  • Your account must be in good standing (i.e. not blocked due to unpaid fees or lost materials) to use Curbside Pickup. 
  • Staff cannot take payment for fines at Curbside Pickup. Fines may be paid on our website through SmartPay. 
  • Returns will not be accepted at Curbside Pickup. You must use designated book drops to return all materials. 
  • Curbside Pickup may be cancelled, or hours adjusted, due to inclement weather
How to Use Curbside Pickup 
  • Place item(s) on hold either by using our online catalog or by calling the library. Holds can be placed starting on June 23.
  • When you receive notification that your hold items are available for pickup, call the library Curbside Pickup line at (732) 390-6888 to schedule curbside service
    • You will be asked for your library card number
    • You will choose an available pickup time
    • You will be given a designated parking spot number. 
  • At your scheduled pickup time, park in the designated curbside pickup parking spot located directly in front of the library. 
  • If you will be more than 30 minutes late please call the Curbside Pickup line to reschedule your pickup time. Unless you call to reschedule a missed appointment, items not picked up by the end of the day will be discharged and returned to the shelves. 
  • Please remain in your vehicle. When one of our staff members approaches your car please show your library barcode or driver’s license through the closed car window. 
  • Staff will place your checked-out items on the table directly in front of your car
  • Once the staff member moves at least 6 feet from the table you may retrieve your items. 
Not sure of the titles you want...Why not try our Match+Book Service? 
Just fill out our online request form and East Brunswick Library Staff will select books for you based on your age group and reading preferences. To request books through our Match+Book Service please click here. 
 


Library Services Updates

  • All item dates have been extended to July 31, 2020.
  • Expiring library cards are extended until August 31, 2020.
  • Library book drops will be reopened on June 22, 2020.
  • Lendable kits are not to be returned at this time. Please hold on to these items and feel free to continue enjoying them. 
  • Museum passes may be returned to the media drop located on the outside wall to the left of the entrance doors.
  • All programs, events and meetings are canceled through the end of August.
  • While the library is closed, we are not accepting donations for the Friends of the Library's book sales. We will let you know when the donations resume. 
We encourage you to take advantage of the great online resources we have available:
  • Award-winning independent films, documentaries and children's programs on Kanopy
  • Over a thousand art and craft instructional videos on CreativeBug
  • Movies, music albums, graphic novels, television shows, audiobooks and eBooks with hoopla digital
  • Twenty-five thousand ebooks and audiobooks on eLibrary NJ.
  • The most popular newsstand magazines on RBDigital.
  • View all of our digital offerings here
  • Library cards that are blocked for overdue fines can be used to access online resources while the library building is closed.
Our Just For The Health Of It! consumer medical and health librarians also put together this resource guide with links to information from the World Health Organization, New Jersey Department of Health and Center for Disease Control.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate through this unprecedented and challenging situation. 


Family Portraits

Family Portraits

Posted June 26, 2020


The Friends of the Library are holding a family portrait fundraiser on July 15.

More Info

The East Brunswick Friends of the Library will be hosting a family portrait fundraiser with a professional photographer on Wednesday, July 15 (rain date, Thursday, July 16) from 4 pm to 7 pm at the East Brunswick Municipal Pond (1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive).
 
The cost for the session is $30 and includes 2 poses and 2 edited digital images sent to you via email after your session. If you are interested in participating in this event, please e-mail our photographer at mmolfetto@optonline.net and he will contact you regarding an appointment time.


Book Donations Suspended

Book Donations Suspended

Posted June 26, 2020


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friends of the Library are NOT currently accepting donations for their book and media sales. They will let you know when donations resume.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friends of the Library are NOT currently accepting donations for their book and media sales. They will let you know when donations resume.


Grownup Summer Art Challenge

Grownup Summer Art Challenge

Posted June 26, 2020


This summer, we are challenging adults ages 18 and older to create their own photography, 2D art, or video to be exhibited on our website and possibly reproduced for a future in-person exhibit.
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Coding Club for Kids

Coding Club for Kids

Posted June 21, 2020


Our summer coding club is back! Click here for more information.


Our summer coding club is using the CS0 program (40 hours in 16 lessons) designed by the CS Academy of Carnegie Mellon University. This is a top-ranked Computer Science school. The goal of the CS academy is to help children become more familiar with computer science, bridging the gap with an engaging graphics package that allows for creativity while students write text-based code in Python.

The online program series is for middle school students. The first online session is on July 1, 2020, at 2:00 pm.  For details and registration, please email Sally Leung.


Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism Resources

Posted June 21, 2020


The East Brunswick Public Library condemns all forms of racism and injustice. As meaningful conversations about racism and injustice are happening all across the country, we are committed to supporting and facilitating these conversations, by providing tools and resources to further this dialogue.
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Summer Reading Is Back (Virtually!)

Summer Reading Is Back (Virtually!)

Posted June 21, 2020


Summer reading has returned to East Brunswick Public Library!
Click here to sign up.


Sign Up Now: 18+ Virtual Open Mic Night

Sign Up Now: 18+ Virtual Open Mic Night

Posted June 20, 2020


We are holding a Virtual Open Mic Night for grownups on July 8th with the East Brunswick Arts Commission! Do you perform? Sign up for one of our coveted spots now.
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East Brunswick Public Library Stands Against Racism

East Brunswick Public Library Stands Against Racism

Posted June 20, 2020


The East Brunswick Public Library condemns all forms of racism and injustice. Continue Reading


It is our mission to provide free, open and equitable access to information, and to serve all members of our vibrant and diverse community with respect and dignity. We stand with the Black community and affirm that Black Lives Matter. 

As meaningful conversations about racism and injustice are happening all across the country, the East Brunswick Public Library commits to supporting and facilitating these conversations, and to providing the tools and resources to help further this important dialogue. 

During this painful and difficult time in our country, the East Brunswick Public Library remains committed to the values of intellectual freedom, equity, and access for all members of our community. For more information on how libraries are responding to current events and social justice issues, please click here.