Hazlet Library


Partial Re-openings Announced

July 10, 2020 
The Monmouth County Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury and the Western Branch Library in Freehold will open on Monday, July 15 at 25% capacity. Appointments are not necessary. For more information, go to www.monmouthcountylib.org.

Door Side Service, Book Drop Available

Due to the coronavirus, the Hazlet library building has been temporarily closed to the public since March 14 and until further notice. But a new door side service has begun: 

The schedule July 13-20 will be:

Monday, July 13: 2 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday, July 14: 10 am to 4pm
Wednesday, July 15: 2 to 8pm
Thursday, July 16: 10am to 4pm
Friday, July 17: 2 to 4pm
Saturday, July 18: 10am to noon
Sunday, July 19: Closed

Door Side Service Schedule of Area Libraries (PDF)

 See answers to frequently asked questions about  door side service at Hazlet and other branches. 

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

Returned Materials: Any returned materials must be placed in the book drop.

72 hour Quarantine: 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.

Donated Materials:  Donated books not accepted at this time.

Volunteers: At this time only MCL staff is allowed in the building.

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

Hazlet Library


Welcome to the Hazlet library!

The Hazlet Library is a branch of the vast Monmouth County Library System. We lend 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, we have gathered 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 your 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.

Hazlet Library DVD collection


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!

Hazlet Library Large Print Book Collection

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.

overdriveOverdrive 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.


Please contact the library for details.


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.

Meeting Room

Groups who wish to use the Meeting Room must fill out an application. They must belong to a nonprofit organization or a local community group. Meeting rooms are not for individual use or personal meetings. All group meetings must be open to the public. Programming priority is for library sponsored programs, but we do offer meeting room space for interested groups such as the scouts, youth athletic clubs, etc.