Asbury Park Public Library
The Asbury Park Public Library history begins in 1878 with the formation of a literary club by Helen M. Bradley, wife of James A. Bradley, the founder of the City of Asbury Park. The literary club went on to become the Asbury Park and Ocean Grove Library Association and eventually, the Asbury Park Public Library. Since it’s inception, the library has accumulated a collection of over100,000 titles, and currently holds over 100 popular and scholarly journal and magazine subscriptions. In addition to serving over 16,000 local residents, the Library also acts as an international lender through OCLC’s global WorldCat library system.
Library hours and contact information, directions to the Asbury Park Public Library, and information and requirements for getting a library card.
Answers to some of most frequent questions regarding library cards, checking books out, computer and wireless internet access, and other services or subjects.
An overview of the library’s services and offerings including services for the general public and services specifically for people who have a library with us.
The Asbury Park Library has one of the oldest and most complete collections of Asbury Park Press newspaper on microfilm. Learn more about this and other special collections available at the library.
When was the library built? Was it always a library? How many books does the library have? The answer to these and other questions can be found in the History and Fact section.
The Donors and Volunteers section is for you if you’re interested in finding out about ways the you can help support the library.
Official library rules and policies including general library rules, borrowing guidelines, and rules for computer and wireless internet use.