Hazlet Library

Hazlet Library, Open with limited service

Branch Libraries Reopen, with Limitations

Hazlet Library and all other Monmouth County branches reopened to patrons  July 29. The libraries are operating under state health guidance with limitations on hours, services and capacity. Appointments are not necessary. 

Please view the most updated schedule of doors side service and open hours on the Monmouth County Library website

At this time, computer use is limited to one session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations. 

FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED during entire visit by Executive Order 157

For more information, go to www.monmouthcountylib.org.


Plexiglas walls, floor signage and flexible barriers have been employed around the reference and circulation desks to improve health safety for workers and patrons.

Door Side Service, Book Drop Available

For Door Side Service:
Place a hold online 
Wait for a call that item is available. See the Pickup times/locations (link)

Frequently Asked Questions

Hazlet Library Drop BoxBook Drop: (located off the parking lot) will be open 24 hours for patrons returning library materials.

Returned items will be quarantined for up to 72 hours, book drop items will remain on the patron’s library card for 3 days after they have put the item in the book drop. During this time, items will remain on your account but you will not be charged fines.

Virtual Service (Chat & Email) for reference questions will continue to be available by email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org Chat: www.monmouthcountylib.org

Donations of books and other materials are not accepted at this time. 

Hazlet Library


Welcome to the Hazlet library!

The Hazlet Library is a branch of the vast Monmouth County Library System. The library lends books, DVDs, magazines and audio books to patrons with a valid library card. In our friendly library, patrons can find quiet reading areas among the stacks, daily newspapers and current periodicals, featured book selections and a cheerful children’s section. In response to the community. There is an especially large section of popular books in large print. 

Find out about scheduled special events at the Hazlet Library and other branches at the Monmouth County Library website. These include author talks, films, art shows, musical performances and lectures. Subscribe to the Monmouth County Library Newsletter and you won’t miss a thing! 


Library Cards

With a library card you can borrow books, videos, DVDs, CDs, large print books, audiocassettes, circulating magazines, and more! You can also use library computers for Internet access. Cardholders can use most of the library’s online electronic resources 24/7 from any location where they have an Internet connection. Here’s what you need to know to get a library card.


Why wait for the current blockbuster? Stop by the library frequently and browse our selection of the new release DVDs. 


The latest bestselling books, now available for 2 weeks!

Online Catalog

Patrons can search the library catalog and request materials online as well as renew items presently checked out. Plot descriptions and reviews are available for most items. Explore our Monmouth County Library online catalog.

Overdrive Ebooks and Audio Books

Downloadable e-books and audio books can be checked out to your electronic device, including e-readers, tablets, smart phones and computers. Fiction and nonfiction titles are available for all ages. Call the library or stop in to receive a one-on-one tutorial on how to download free e-books onto your e-reader. Explore the Overdrive catalog. Download the Libby app to borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks for free.

Flipster & RB Digital

Read current and past issues of a plethora of magazines digitally on your computer or on other devices.


Stream films anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices. Choose from a vast array of documentaries, classic and indie films.

Database Access

Most of the topics covered in more than two dozen databases can be accessed from home with your library card. These topics include academic research, business, computer training, genealogy, history, language and readers’ advisory. 

Returning Materials

Materials may be returned in the drive-up library book drop, located in the parking lot between the library and police headquarters. Please place your items in the book drop one at a time to ensure they fall into the bin. The book drop is now open 24 / 7 for your convenience.


We are not accepting volunteers at this time. 


We are not accepting donations at this time. 

Meeting Room

At this time, Monmouth County Library branches are not offering meeting space to the public during the pandemic. 

In normal times, when the meeting room is not in use for regular programming, it can be reserved for public use by nonprofits and local organizations. Please ask for an application.