The library is now part of the BCCLS consortium. Search our new catalog here.

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The library building will be closing after December 10


The building will temporarily close with plans to reopen at 298 Walton Ave. in late January 2024

The library is excited to move forward with the Library Construction Project that will renovate and expand the current building.  To allow for construction in the coming year, SOPL is temporarily relocating the collection, services, and staff to two public facilities in South Orange. Walk-in services will not be available.


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The library is now part of BCCLS!

SOPL patrons now have access to 78 area member libraries

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Our collection can now be searched in the BCCLS catalog

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The Building Connections project has progressed to a new phase!

Andrew Berman Architect has presented renderings of the new library building, estimated to be complete in 2026
Details here


This project is supported by funds from the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act, administered by the New Jersey State Library.


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High-speed wireless Internet is now available anywhere around the building, 24/7

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Installation and maintenance of this wireless network was made possible through an ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) grant.