Our Adult Collection is located on the main and lower level. From adult programming to services that include free notary, job search help, internet/computer use, adult classes and more, the Long Branch Free Public Library is an up to date, modern library that values traditional service and superior customer service.
Popular Fiction, New Non-Fiction and Large Print
New Movies, Audiobooks & Music
Meeting Room - (click here for more information)
Technology & Career Center
Local History Room
Programs & Events (click here for more info)
New Teen Zone!
Magazines & Newspapers
Fax and Copying Services - fees apply
12 public internet computers (ages 12+) & 1 typewriter
Microfilm machine, photocopier and fax machine.
(fees may apply, please ask for help at the reference desk)
*Notary service is provided free of charge, please bring a valid ID and do not sign paperwork to be notarized until you are in the presence of Notary. You may call
ahead to ensure Notary will be available.
Reference Librarian Janet Birckhead suggests the following resources:
March Reference SourceSpotlight:
WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE AGES: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA Celebrate Women’s History Month by delving into Women in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia. This two-volume encyclopedia is arranged in alphabetical order. The entries are mostly biographical and vary in length from half a page to almost ten pages. Well-known figures, such as “Heloise” and “Joan of Arc, St.”, are included, as well as many less well- known individuals. There are articles on such subjects as “Jewish Women in the Middle Ages,” “Marriage,” and “Law, Canon, Women in.” Expect a lot of headings in inverted order! When in doubt as to the form of a heading, check the index. Both volumes include a section entitled “Abbreviations and Editorial Policy,” an alphabetical list of entries (index), and a guide to related topics. The preface and introduction appear in volume I. Volume II has a list of contributors and a section entitled “About the Editors.” Although there is a bibliography at the end of each article or biographical sketch, there is a “Select Bibliography” in volume II as well. The recommended books in the bibliographies are clearly intended for adults and tend toward the scholarly.
It’s tax season! As you know, your income tax return must be mailed by April 15. Tax forms are available on the main floor near the large print books. From the Circulation Desk, head towards the Meeting Room. On your right, just pastthe paperback collection, you will see a large table full of federal tax forms.Take what you need. Unfortunately, the state of New Jersey no longer sends tax booklets to the library, but staff in the Adult Services Department will help you print out the booklet and forms. For those who need help preparing their tax return, the Long Branch Free Public Library is offering free tax help again this year. Mr. Kmecz and Mr. and Mrs. Soni, volunteers from VITA, will file your taxes electronically. If you prefer paper filing, Al Peskoe is assisting patrons who prefer the old school approach. The tax help is free, but tax forms printed from the computer and photocopies of your tax return cost $.10 a page. For a copy of the tax help schedule, go to the library’s website at longbranchlib.org or stop by the Adult Services Desk on the lower level. For those who prefer to do it themselves, the Long Branch Free Public Library is highlighting, as our Websites of the Month, the two essential websites for this time of year, the websites for the IRS and the NJ Division of Taxation. The IRS website is www.irs.gov. There is a great deal of information, but this paragraph will give you the highlights. At the top of the IRS homepage, you will see eight grey tabs: Filing, Payments, Refunds, Credits & Deductions, News & Events, Forms & Pubs, Help & Resources, and For Tax Pros. If you click on “Filing,” for example, you will find information from the IRS on who is required to file and methods of filing the IRS finds acceptable. There is a link to “Free File,” a free site you can use to file your taxes, and another link to professionals who are authorized IRS e-filers. To find an authorized professional, just type in your zip code.Below these eight tabs, you will see some headings with white letters on a red background. If you just want to print out a tax form, jump down to the section “Forms & Pubs.” Click on the form you want or on the word “More.” “More” leads you to “Current Forms & Pubs, ”Prior Year Forms & Pubs,” and “Accessible Forms & Pubs.” “Accessible Forms & Pubs” will take you to Braille forms and forms that can be used with a screen reader, a tool used by those with limited vision. Once you click on your choice, the fastest way to locate the form you want is to type in the product number.If you type in the words “Schedule E,” the site will give you three choices: the 1040 schedule E form, the instructions for the 1040 schedule E, and the 1040 schedule EIC. Click on your choice. When the form or booklet appears on the screen, print what you need. Once you have filed your taxes, you may wish to return to www.irs.gov and click on “Where’s My Refund?” This is located under the red heading labeled “Filing & Payment.” Go to www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation for New Jersey tax forms and information on filing your New Jersey taxes. There are four main sections: a series of tabs on the left side of the page, four tabs (“Individuals,” “Businesses,” “Tax Professionals,” and “Helpful Resources”) in the center, “What’s New?” in the upper right corner, and a map of Regional Information Centers on the lower right. To locate and print a New Jersey income tax booklet, look under “Individuals.” (The tab that has been selected is light blue and the remaining tabs are dark blue.If another tab is light blue, click on “Individuals.”) Click on “Forms” and select “Print/Download Tax Forms” or one of the other choices.If you click on “Print/Download Forms,” a long list will appear. To obtain a New Jersey income tax booklet or New Jersey tax forms, click on “Gross Income Tax (Individual).” You will see another long list of forms and publications, with the New Jersey 1040 and related forms at the top. Click on the publication orform you want. Then print it.
English Classes - Thurs. @ 6 pm
Computer Classes - on hiatus. We have many wonderful self-guided tutorials available for those seeking to learn and/or better their computer skills.
Tuesdays 1-4pm, Thursdays 6-7:30pm
Third Thursday of each month 1:30-3:00pm
(No nonfiction book club meetings July and August)
ELBERON BOOK CLUB - Elberon Branch Library
First Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
Friends of the LBPL Monthly meeting follows Book Club.
Job Searching Online
College and GED Prep
Business Start-up Info & Forms
Non Profit Administration & More!
City Website Board of Ed Local Businesses