We carry a wide assortment of Books, DVDs, Books-on-Tape and Magazines in the library.  We stay up to date with the latest book releases, both Fiction and Non-Fiction.  Our DVD and Books-on-Tape selections expand monthly with movies, tv series and audio books to appeal to all ages.  Magazines can be checked out or enjoyed right in the library.

One whole section of the library is devoted to our Kids, allowing space for families to settle in and enjoy time together.

So. . .  Stop in soon to see what we're all about!

Lending Policies:

The lending period for Books and C.D.s is 2 weeks and Magazines and Dvds are one week.  You can renew on-line if you have set up an On-Line Library Account, or call and we will renew a book for you, as long as there is not a waitlist for it.


Overdue materials will be assessed a daily Fine:
$.05/day- Books, C.D.s and Magazines
$.50/day- Dvds


 Computers with wireless internet, work desks, and printers are available for your use ($.10 copy).  We also offer a copy machine that can make copies in either black ($.10 per copy) or color ($.50 per copy).  Faxing is now available ($1 per fax).


Computer and Internet Policies:  

The computers must be used in a responsible manner, respecting the rights of others, and taking care with the use of the equipment. Computer and Internet settings may not be changed, and we do not allow the use of any USB drives*.

 * You may not use the Library's computers for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.  

   New Jersey Statute 2C:34-4 prohibits you from accessing or displaying pornographic and/or obscene materials. You will forfeit your Internet privileges if you violate these terms of use. The Library cannot be responsible for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Network. The Library cannot assume responsibility for the security of privacy of any of your online transactions.



The Library will be closed on the following holidays.

New Year's Eve at 2pm and New Year's Day
President's Day
Good Friday
Memorial Weekend Saturday and Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day Weekend Saturday and Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran's Day
Noon on Wednesday of Thanksgiving week, Thanksgiving Day and
Christmas Eve at Noon and Christmas Day

We close on snow days, when necessary.



The Spring Lake Library is located at 1501 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
(732) 449-6654

Driving Directions

From New York and North:
Garden State Parkway to Exit 98. Route 34 South to the first traffic circle. Proceed 3/4 around to Route 524 East. Proceed over Route 35 and Route 71. When you reach Saint Margaret Church. Make a right. We are located between Brighton and Madison Ave. 

From Philadelphia and South:
NJ Turnpike to Exit 7A then Route I-195 East. Exit to Route 34 South. Follow above directions.

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"I delight to think that in years to come, perhaps 100 years or more from now, when this building is covered with ivy and surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers and shrubs, all within the sound of the old ocean's roar, great towns will exist. For in my opinion, this whole Jersey coast will be one vast city population in winter as well as in summer with Spring Lake, perhaps, as the garden spot of it all."

These prophetic words spoken in 1923 by Spring Lake mayor and generous benefactor, Oliver Huff Brown, better known as O.H,. came true in less than a hundred years. O.H. was referring to the Spring Lake Memorial Community House, a combination theater, library and community center. Dedicated to the 58 World War I veterans from Spring Lake, the Community House was always intended to be a living memorial.



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The mission of the Spring Lake Library is to provide the community with a caring, welcoming and lively cultural connection to reading, lifelong learning and personal and professional enrichment for people of all ages.

The Library maintains an open, unbiased environment and upholds the public's right to access information. It provides individualized assistance, community outreach, professional expertise, and current technologies for equal access to facilities, quality services and materials in all formats.



Library Staff

Janet Boldt- Director

Andrea Craig- Assistant Director

Mary Jane Burke- Part-Time

Christine Burns- Part-Time


Library Board Of Trustees

Cynthia Baumgartner- President

Susan Burrus- Vice President

Chistine Mawn- Secretary

Megan Rigney

Jennifer Winn

Harry Zarb

Syd Whalley- Mayor's Representative

Dr. Raymond Boccuti- H.W. Mountz Superintendent

Board meetings are held on the 2nd Wed. of the following months at 5:00 pm at Spring Lake Community House:   January, March, May, October and December