Asbury Park Library
The Adult Library entrance is located on
the First Avenue side of the building.
The Junior Library entrance is located on
the Grand Avenue side of the building.
Library Services and Closing Time
Library services end before the posted closing time.
Please observe the following closing schedule:
30 minutes before closing:
Announcement of library closing and call for
final checkouts and purchases.
15 minutes before closing:
No further purchases are allowed and circulation
services cease. Library catalogs are turned off.
Computers and copiers are turned off.
The Asbury Park Public Library is located at
500 First Avenue, on the southwest corner of First
and Grand Avenues, in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
General Library Services & Offerings
There are book shelves in the vestibule of the main entrance that are often filled with books. These books are free! Take as many as you want, as often as you want. (If you need shopping bags to carry your books in, please ask at the front desk.)
Permanent Book Sale Table – Only $.25 Each Book
"One man's trash is another man's long lost first edition." Come in and check out our Book Sale Table. The book sale table provides our patrons with bargain books for sale (many of which are in good to excellent condition) and, raise money to benefit the library.
Community Bulletin Board
Our Community Information Center is located in the entrance hall of the Adult Library. Literature racks and bulletin boards contain lots of information about community-related events, services, offices, programs, etc. Stop and take a look in your way to find out what's being offered in the area.
Copy Machines - $.10 per Page
We have a black and white laser copy machine available for public use. Copies are $.10 (ten-cents) each page. The copy machine makes both letter (size 8 ½ by 11 paper) and legal (sized 11 by 14 paper).
Scanner - $.25 per Page
We have a scanner located at the desk that can scan in black and white, color, pdf, png, and jpeg. Files can be emailed or saved on an external memory (USB).
Outgoing Fax Services - $1.00 per Page
The library currently offers outgoing fax services only. Fax service costs $1.00 per page. A confirmation page is given with each fax that is sent as a receipt.
Notary Services - $2.50 per Document
Notary services are available at the library. For a fee of $2.50 per item, you can have documents notarized. Visit our separate Notary Services page for additional information.
Monthly Book Display
Each month we select a topic to highlight for our monthly book display. We try to select the best titles in topics such as General Non-Fiction, Mystery, Self-Help, Business, Sports, or Biography. We also use topics from some of the traditional monthly observances such as "Child Safety Month" or "Hispanic Heritage Month" or “Black History Month. We encourage you check out these titles, and recommend those you find interesting to others.
The Bradley Room
The Bradley Room is located to the right of the entrance/exit in the Main Room of the Adult Library. This room houses the majority of the titles from our current received periodicals. The library has about 200 current periodical subscriptions for various magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers.
The Bradley Room Display Case
Also located in the Bradley Room are cases to display local talent (artwork, crafts), other collections, and historical objects and memorabilia. If you have artwork or collections you want to display, give us a call at 732-774-4221. We may be able to show off your stuff!
Computer/Internet Related Services
The following computer and/or internet related services are offered at the library. Some special services are available for library cardholders only.
Free Computer Use
The library has a eighteen computers available for public use in the Adult and Junior libraries. Cardholders in good standing (no fines, lost books, etc.) are able to use a computer up to one hour a day. Those who don’t have cards must present a valid ID and sign in at the desk.
High-Speed Internet Access
High-Speed Internet Access is available from all of the library's public computer workstations. Check your e-mail, download programs and music, play games and more using our high-bandwidth internet connection.
Free Wireless Internet Access
Wireless internet access is available at the library. There is a small fee for library non-cardholders to plug-in their laptop.
Research Database Access
Access to various research databases are available from any of the library's public computer workstations. Many of the databases are also accessible online via our Research Databases pages in the Databases section of our website. (Some of the databases may require you to enter your library card number before allowing access.)
Borrowing Related Services (Cardholders Only)
If there are books that are checked out of the library that you would like to read, you can place a book reserve, or "hold" on those books. We will then contact you when the book becomes available for your use. Patrons now have the option to place a hold on a book that is on the shelf via our online catalog. We will pull the book and have it ready for you at the desk!
A cardholder can place requests for items not owned by the library by coming in to the library and filling out a book request card, online via our website, by email, by mail and by phone. We will then try to obtain the book for you and notify you when the book becomes available.
If you are disabled, home bound, or handicapped and live in Asbury Park, we will come to you. We'll arrange a visit to your home to sign you up for a library card and set up a schedule for delivery and pick up of your library books. Please give us a call at 732-774-4221 for more information about this special service.
BookMyne Mobile App
BookMyne allows you to search our catalog, place holds, renew checked out items and view your account on the go! The BookMyne app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Andriod Market for free.
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Last Updated: 07/05/18