The library will open at 12 p.m. on Monday, December 5.

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The library is open seven days a week

Monday 9 am – 6 pm

Tuesday 9 am – 8 pm

Wednesday 9 am – 6 pm

Thursday 9 am – 8 pm

Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday  1 pm – 5 pm

Face coverings are encouraged inside the building.

Library Updates



Donate to SOPL this Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday make a gift for all of South Orange when you donate to the South Orange Public Library.

Your gift is vital to South Orange residents and supporting library users now, so that when the doors open to the new South Orange Public Library, it will be THE place where EVERYONE in our community connects for conversation and exploration.


Join us for the

Friends of SOPL Holiday Jewelry Sale

(and books too!)

Saturday, December 10   10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, December 11   1 pm – 4 pm

More details here


Our annual Color-The-Turkey contest is back!

Pick up an entry in the children’s room or download it here and turn on the creativity! No restrictions on materials. One entry per person.
Entries must be returned to the children’s room by 6 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
For all ages!


Award-winning firm selected for SOPL’s makeover!

NYC-based Andrew Berman Architect is the Library Board’s unanimous choice to lead the modernization project
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.