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Library Services & Updates

Posted April 12, 2021


The East Brunswick Public Library will open to the public with limited services.
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The library's hours will be as follows:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. From 10:00 am to 11:00 am, seniors and vulnerable populations have exclusive access.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 
The library will be adhering to the Governor’s most recent Executive Orders limiting indoor attendance to 35% of capacity. For everyone’s protection, library staff will continue to enforce mask use, safe distancing guidelines and hand washing.
 
The Board of Trustees made this decision at their meeting held February 16, 2021. It is based on the fact that transmission rates, hospital admission rates and death rates of COVID-19 have begun to show steady declines. These hours are subject to change, based on the Board’s continuing review of case-based scientific data. 
 
The Board of Trustees knows that residents enjoy the services of our public library. The library’s dedicated team of professionals has served the community with innovative and broad-based virtual programming, access to digital resources, and curbside pickup throughout the pandemic. These services will continue, but we know how much the community has missed being able to visit the library in person. We look forward to welcoming you back to the library on March 1, 2021!

Sincerely,  
East Brunswick Public Library Board of Trustees

OTHER LIBRARY NOTES:

BOOK DROPS WILL REMAIN OPEN
Customers may return their library materials at any time to the book drops outside of the library. Please do not leave any items outside of the building. Returned items are quarantined for 7 days and will remain checked out to your library card until the quarantine period is complete.
 
CURBSIDE PICKUP
Customers will be able to continue to get library materials through Curbside Pickup. Library cardholders with a valid LMxAC member library card can use curbside pickup at East Brunswick Public Library. Click here to learn about this service. If you are looking for book recommendations, our Match+Book program puts together a literal bag of books based on your reading interests.
 
PASSPORTS
Passport services at East Brunswick Public Library are available by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment to submit a passport application, call 732-390-6761. Additional information about passports can be found here.
 
VIRTUAL REFERENCE
East Brunswick Public Library can still answer your reference questions virtually, by telephone, e-mail or through the chatbox on our website. Learn more about virtual reference here. Also, many of the library’s online resources, ranging from Ancestry to Pronunciator to Universal Class, and our technology classes are available from home. Check out the full list here.
 
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
All virtual programs at East Brunswick Public Library will continue. We have activities, workshops and lectures planned for all ages. For a complete list, click here.
 
COMPUTER USE
If you need to use the library's computers, photocopier, scanner or fax machine, they are available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 732-390-6767.

eBOOKS AND MORE
The library offers eBooks, magazines, movies, graphic novels, television shows and even crafting instructions for free with your library card. If anyone in your family or friends need an East Brunswick Public Library card. We have made it easier than ever; you can apply online.  
 
OTHER NOTES
  • All expiring cards will be extended through March 31, 2021.
  • The Friends of the Library will not be accepting donations of books at this time.
  • Additional information will be provided as more details become available. You can find the latest news about your library on our website, Facebook and Twitter.