"There's no place like home!" said Mary Patterson, Hazlet branch librarian, as she opened the doors to the Hazlet Library on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. After many weeks of closure due to air conditioner failure during a sweltering summer, the unit is now fixed and the staff is back working together from assignments elsewhere in the county system. The air inside is cool and comfortable.
Standing with Patterson, who is holding flowers presented by the Hazlet Township Library Commission, is, from left, Monmouth County Library assistants Deborah Barker, Diana Rodriguez and Kathleen Santoro; Chris McManus, Commission President; and Melissa Cecchini, the new children's librarian on her first day of work at the Hazlet Library.
All Monmouth County branch libraries are open with limited hours, services and 50% capacity. All branches are continuing door-side service. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations. All book drops remain open for returns.
See details and updates on the Monmouth County Library website.
About the library System
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!
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!
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.
Inside the library you can use a new Self-Service Kiosk, located near the entrance Here's a list of things you can do:
- Checkout library materials
- Renew overdue items
- View Holds that are available for pickup
- Pay fines with Credit or Debit cards
- Reserve internet computer
- Release Print job – from internet stations
- Print receipt for transactions or elect to receive receipt by email
- Language options available.
We are not accepting volunteers at this time.
Now accepting donations. They must be brought inside the library. Read the Donation Policy..
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.