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SOPL is open in our temporary locations!

The main library is closed for construction, and the library has moved its operations to two temporary locations.

298 Walton Ave.

Monday  8:30 am – 8 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday  8:30 am – 8 pm
Friday  8:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday  CLOSED



Services available at 298 Walton Ave.

  • Material circulation from our collection
    • New books are on display for browsing; all others must be requested for staff to pull from book room
  • Reference & reader’s advisory requests
  • BCCLS delivery
    • More than 5 million items from 77 other libraries available to be sent to us for pickup
  • Interlibrary loan
    • Any items not found within BCCLS consortium can be requested through JerseyCat, the statewide catalog
  • Computer and Internet access
    • 3 computers for public use; 30 minutes suggested time
  • Museum passes and hot spots
  • Printing and Scanning
    • No fee for scanning; printing is 25 cents/page B&W, 50 cents/page color
    • Wireless printing: email your print requests to and pick them up within 4 days
  • Notary & proctoring (appts. preferred)

Baird Center     5 Mead St.

Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 4 pm
Thursday  CLOSED
Friday  10 am – 4 pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday  12 pm – 4 pm


Services available at Baird Center:

  • Browsing collections
    • Most of our children’s/YA materials are on display for browsing
    • Selected titles from our adult collections

At this time, Baird Center is not a designated location for BCCLS holds pickups, but it will be soon.


Materials can currently be returned here:
Book drop in front of 298 Walton Ave.
Main library building @ 65 Scotland Rd., back door (not the green donation bin)
Any BCCLS library will accept our materials