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.
Updated Sept. 17, 2020
The Hazlet Library hours are the same with the exception of Saturday. The hours are as follows:
- Monday & Wednesday - Open to the public, 1 to 9 pm
- Tuesday & Thursday - Door-side delivery 9 am to 1 pm; Open to the public, 1 to 5 pm.
- Friday: Open to the public 1 to 5 pm
- Saturday: Sept - June - Open to the public 9-5 pm
Door Side Service, Book Drop Available
Book 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.
Donations of books and other materials are not accepted at this time.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.