Old Bridge Township

Middlesex County, NJ

1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-721-5600     Fax: 732-607-7900

News

3/15/2020 - Old Bridge Library Temporary Closing

 

Old Bridge Public Library Temporary Closure

 

Recently, both the Federal Government and the State of New Jersey declared a state-of-emergency due to escalating concerns about COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to protect the vulnerable populations we serve, the Old Bridge Public Library will be closed from Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 29th. We hope to re-open on Monday, March 30th at 10am.  

During this time, no in-person services will be available at the Library. Our Passport Office will also be closed and access to the building will be restricted to Library personnel. Although due dates will automatically be extended for all customers while we're closed, the public can continue to return their materials through the book drop located next to our main entrance, and also through our community book drops. The community book drops are located at: 

  • Amboy Bank, 1861 Englishtown Road, Old Bridge 

  • Outside of the Laurence Harbor Branch (currently closed), 277 Shoreland Circle, Laurence Harbor 

  • Miller Elementary School, 2 Old Matawan Rd, Old Bridge 

All book deliveries to community organizations will be suspended until further notice. Library programs and outside meetings held in our facility are also cancelled. Donations will not be accepted during this time. 

Library staff will be available to answer your questions by phone during our usual operating hours, starting on Monday, March 16th. You can reach us by calling (732) 721-5600 x. 5010. We will also make a number of behind-the-scenes changes to help you during this difficult time, including: 

  • Not charging late fees through March 30th 

  • Automatically extending expiration dates on Library accounts so your electronic access isn’t disrupted 

  • Keeping your holds on our shelves until April 1st 

We’d also like to remind you of the great Library services that are available electronically. With your library card, you can: 

  • Watch award-winning independent films, documentaries and children's programs on Kanopy. 

  • Download movies, music, graphic novels, television shows, audiobooks and eBooks with hoopla digital. 

  • Access 25,000 ebooks and audiobooks on eLibrary NJ. 

 

We understand the inconvenience this may cause you, but these steps are necessary in order to help safeguard the health of our community. We will continue to provide you with updates regarding the Library through our website and on our Facebook page. 

Be well! 

Michael Bobish 

Director, Old Bridge Public Library