Library

VOLUNTEER

Volunteering at the library is a great opportunity to give something back to one of your community's most valuable resources. If you're interested in having fun while making a difference, stop by or call the library during regular business hours.

Services

Hazlet Library SignThe Hazlet Library provides books, DVDs, magazines and books on CD to patrons with a valid library card. Internet access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available, as is wireless Internet service.

Library cards are free to residents of Hazlet and West Keansburg, as well as several other local municipalities. Please bring proof of address, such as a driver's license or utility bill, when requesting a card.

A variety of programs are offered for adults, teens and children. A monthly calendar of events is available at the Monmouth County Library website.

"Lucky Day" Movies

Why wait for the current blockbuster? Stop by the library frequently and browse our selection of the new release DVDs. If it's your "lucky day," you may walk out with the movie you've been eager to enjoy!

"Browsing" Books

Why wait for the current bestseller? Stop by the library and browse our selection of the latest bestselling books. These replace our "lucky day" books and are 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.

Library on the Go

This is your source for digital media. 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.

Flipster & Zinio

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

Kanopy

Stream movies using your library card. 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 available on the county library's homepage, these topics include:

  • Academic research
  • Business
  • Computer training
  • Genealogy
  • History 
  • Language
  • 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.

Donations

The library accepts donations that are clean and in good condition, but we cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedia or magazines. For the convenience of other patrons, please do not place donations in the book drop; bring them into the library during regular hours.