About Us


Brielle Public Library
610 South Street
Brielle, NJ 08730
(732) 528-9381

Hours Of Operation

Monday               10:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday              10:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday       12:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday             10:00am - 7:30pm
Friday                   12:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday             10:00am - 1:00pm

 We are closed on these holidays and on Saturdays during the summer. 

New Year's Eve                      

New Year's Day                     

Veteran's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day   

Presidents Day 

Saturday Easter 

Memorial Day                        

Fourth of July
Good Friday 

Labor Day                          

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Friday

Christmas Eve  
Christmas Day           

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Due to the pandemic, the Brielle Public Library has some rules that we are asking our patrons to follow when coming into the library.

  1. Please wear masks in the Children's Room and around children, who cannot be vaccinated. 

  2. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

  3. There will be no use of children's toys, games, or puzzles.

  4. There will be small, weekly children’s programs.  Registration is required. 

  5. Only 2 computers will be in use per side to maintain social distancing. 

  6. Curbside pick up and home delivery are available. 

  7. The bottle filler is open but the water fountain is closed .

  8. Any meetings must be pre-approved by the Director. They will be required to be fewer than 15 people and everyone must maintain 6 feet of social distance. 

  9. Donations are now being accepted and must be left in the foyer to quarantine. 

Borrowing Privileges
All valid residents of Brielle are issued library cards without charge.  Children are issued library cards at any age with parental permission.  Non-residents may purchase a library card for $25.00/year.

Circulation Rules
A library card must be presented upon checkout.  All library materials may be borrowed for two week periods, with the exception of videos and DVDs, which are loaned for two days.

Materials may be renewed in person, by phone, or online (as long as there are no other patrons waiting for that item).  All items are limited to a two renewal maximum.

The card owner is responsible for all materials borrowed on their card.

The library’s drop box is always open.  All materials are accepted in the drop box.

Fines and Overdue Charges
DVDs and Videos- $1.00/day per item
All other materials- $0.10/day per item

Library card accounts with fines exceeding $10.00 will result in suspension of borrowing privileges until fines are paid or payment arrangements are made with a library staff member.

Gifts and donations are always appreciated.


The Brielle Public Library is a member library of the Monmouth County system.  Our circulation consists of over 40,000 items.  If you have a special request for an item not in our collection, we may request it through the Monmouth County Library.  We have bi-weekly pick-up/delivery service from  Monmouth County Headquarters.  Periodical information not available in our library can be obtained through the Monmouth County Library’s photocopying service.

Photocopies and computer printouts cost $0.20/page.

Same phone number domestic faxes cost $1.00 for the first page ($6 international), $.50 for each additional page ($5 international).

Children’s programs are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  They include story time, craft and music programs and additional after school activities.  A summer reading club is offered during the summer. 

The Community Room is available for rental.  If you are interested in renting the room, please contact the library at 732-528-9381.

Adult programs include author events, cultural programs and lectures, informational workshops, book discussion groups, and computer classes.

Your Suggestions Welcome

Please help us make the Brielle Public Library even better!  We welcome your input and suggestions.  Please let our staff members know how we can better serve you.  

Library Policies & Services


Our Team

Janet Torsney 

Library Director

Georgeann Ries

Librarian/ Head of Decorating  

Meg Farren 


Tessa Becker 

Art Director/ Teacher 

Cynthia Mckernan


Nancy Riggin


Kathie Andrieu 


Sheila Wall 


Diana Gowen  


Robin Federico

We appreciate the generosity of our patrons in making donations. Gifts of all types support many library programs and book collections for children and adults. Contributions are tax deductible.