The library is open six days a week. Please see Library Updates for hours and procedures.

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The Library remains open to the public with limited hours at limited capacity.

See Library Updates for latest information. (Latest update: 4/19)

Library open:
Monday & Wednesday (9-12; 2-6)
Tuesday & Thursday (9-12; 2-8)
Friday (9-12; 2-5)
Sunday (1-5)

We are always open online.

Lobby pickup continues if you would prefer not to enter the building. Call or email requests to

The Friends of SOPL have begun a home delivery program. For more details and to register, click here.

Library Updates



SOPL Celebrates Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Join us for these special events hosted by local residents!

Tuesday, May 4   @  11 am
Bilingual Storytime w/Manman Huang
Outside the library and on FB Live

Thursday, May 13  @ 4 pm
YA Author Discussion: #representationmatters
Outside the library and on Zoom

Wednesday, May 19 @ 11 am
Yoga w/Susan Hyon
Virtual session on Zoom



Library Construction Update

Libraries across the country are re-tooling to serve the rapidly evolving needs of their communities. The South Orange Public Library is no exception. We are thrilled to share our plans to create a larger, more accessible 21st Century library — an essential gathering place for the educational, informational and cultural needs of the community.
More than a decade in the making, this project includes the restoration of the original 1896 Connett Library building, the renovation of the existing 1968 library and the construction of a link between the two buildings that will become the new, fully accessible, main entrance.
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