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.

    Main Floor: 
         Popular Fiction, New Non-Fiction and Large Print
         World Languages

         New Movies, Audiobooks & Music

         Meeting Room - (click here for more information)

         Technology & Career Center        

         Local History Room

         Notary Service*

   Lower Level:

         Programs & Events  (click here for more info)

         New Teen Zone!
         Magazines & Newspapers
         Notary Service*

         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:

February's Reference Resource



            If you are looking for a one-volume reference on African American history, look no further!  Published by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, it contains a wealth of information.  Since the focus is on the Americas, it includes information not only on the United States but on Central America, South America,  and the Caribbean.  Although the book was published in 1999, it is still considered a significant reference source on African-American history.  Librarians would be delighted to see a new edition, but no new edition is planned at this time.

There are nineteen chapters. Chapter 1, “The Saga of African American History,” consists of a timeline (with dates from 1200 B.C. to 1998) and a list of sources. Each of the remaining chapters likewise ends with a list of sources.  Depending on the subject, each chapter contains a mixture of different types of entries, such as brief biographical or descriptive entries, statistical tables and charts, and lists or directories.  For example, many chapters include lists of organizations relating to that chapter.  The chapter on education includes a list of  historically black colleges and the chapter on the military includes a list of black recipients  of  the Congressional Medal of Honor.  The book includes illustration credits, a detailed table  of contents, and a thorough index.

            Books in the reference section must be used in the library.  When you find what you need, a photocopier is available in the Adult Services Department. Copies are $.10 per page.  Ask the staff member at the Adult Services desk on the lower level to help you locate this book.




















Welcome to our Adult Services Department
Adult Classes

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.


Bridge Club

 Tuesdays 1-4pm, Thursdays 6-7:30pm


Mah Jong

Wednesdays 11am-1pm


Book Clubs 
Nonfiction Book Club - Main Library

Third Thursday of each month 1:30-3:00pm

Upcoming selection:


November 20:                 "Inventing a Nation" by Gore Vidal

December 11th:              "The Myths of Happiness"

                                               by Sonja Lyubormirsky

January 15:                       "Duel with the Devil" by Paul Collins

February 19:                     "Some of My Best Friends are Black"

                                              by Tanner Colby

March 19:                          "Out of Order" by Sandra Day O'Connor

April 16:                             "Q:The Autobiography" by Quincy Jones

May 14:                               "My LIfe in Middlemarch"

                                                by Rebecca Mead


ELBERON BOOK CLUB - Elberon Branch Library
First Wednesday  of each month at 6:30pm

Friends of the LBPL Monthly meeting follows Book Club. 

Upcoming Selections:

October 1st:             "The Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan

November 5th:         "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman

December 3rd:           Friends of the LBPL Annual Holiday Gathering

January 7th:              "The Astronaut Wives Club" by Lily Koppel

February 4th:             "The School of Essential Ingredients"

                                            by Erica Bauermeister

March 4th:                    "We Were Liars"  by E. Lockhart

April 1st:                       "My Name is Mary Sutter" by Robin Oliveria

May 6th                          "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri