The library begins its summer schedule this Saturday, June 1, and will continue through Labor Day. Please take note of the changing hours.

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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.

Summer Hours (begin June 1)

Monday  8:30 am – 8 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday  8:30 am – 5 pm
Friday  8:30 am – 1 pm
Saturday CLOSED
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
  • BCCLS delivery
    • More than 5 million items from 77 other libraries available to be sent to us for pickup
  • Reference & reader’s advisory requests
  • 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.

Summer Hours (begin June 1)

Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday  10 am – 8 pm
Friday  12 pm – 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
  • BCCLS delivery


Materials can currently be returned here:
Book drop in front of 298 Walton Ave.
Book drop at main library building @ 65 Scotland Rd., back door (not the green donation bin)
In person when library open at Baird Center (a book drop is coming soon)

Also, any BCCLS library will accept our materials