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 resource for May:

                                                ENDANGERED SPECIES

Are you concerned about endangered species?  Do you have a report to write?  Start with Endangered Species, 2nd edition, a three-volume set published by Gale/Thompson.  Volume I covers mammals, volume II arachnids, birds, crustaceans, insects and mollusks, and volume III amphibians, fish, plants, and reptiles.  Each volume also includes the following: a complete table of contents for the set, “Reader’s Guide,” “Endangerment and Its Causes: An Overview,” “Endangered Species Fact Boxes and Classification: An Explanation,” “International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources,” “Endangered Species Act,” “Changes in Status from First Edition,” and “Words to Know.”  Each volume also includes a bibliography, or list                of recommended books, under “Where to Learn More.”  Each also includes a list of web sites, a partial list of organizations that focus on endangered species, photo credits, and an index.

            This set is suitable for readers ages 7 or 8 to adult.  Within each volume, the species are listed alphabetically.  Each entry is about three pages.  The first page includes a map showing the range of the species, together with a chart giving the common and Latin name for the species and listing its phylum, class, order, family, its status (level of endangerment) and the organization that made that assessment, and the countries that make up its range. “Description and biology” appears at the bottom of the first page, followed by “Habitat and current distribution” and “History and conservation measures.”  There is a photograph of the species. 

            This easy-to-use encyclopedia should help you with your research.  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

Non-Fiction Book Club does not meet in July and August, but reconvene in September!



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:


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

May 6th                          "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri

June 3rd:                         Annual Friends Membership Dinner