COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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UPDATE: 2020 JUNE 15

Starting Thursday June 18 the Woodbridge Main Library will begin curbside pickup of books which you would traditionally go inside to borrow. So how will it work?

  • If you have had items on hold when the libraries closed in mid-March, you will hear from the library that they are ready along with instructions for how and when to collect what you ordered.

  • If you want a particular title or subject call the Main Library Monday-Friday 10-5 at 732-634-4450 then press 5.

  • At this time, per pick-up, you are limited to 5 adult books, young adult books or J books, per library card. Picture books and easy readers are limited to 10 per card.

  • Books will be placed in a Blue Library Bag. When returning your books please return them in the same bag.

Please Note: For the safety of library staff and patrons, returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours per CDC guidelines before being processed for return to the collection. They will not be cleared from the account until that time.

UPDATE: 2020 MAY 19

Libraries currently remain closed to the public by Governor's Order.

Due dates for library materials that were checked out before the closings of our buildings will be extended again until ten days after the libraries reopen. Library book drops are open at the Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin Branches 24/7--books will be checked-in shortly.

The Library Staff is working on a plan for curbside pick-up, and will begin to answer phones again soon. In the meantime, please visit the Woodbridge Public Digital Library for eBooks, audiobooks, video, music and information.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again soon.

UPDATE: 2020 APRIL 17

Woodbridge Public Library is committed to assuring you that we take the health and well-being of our community, patrons and employees very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are practicing social distancing. We will miss seeing you in the library, but we're still open online 24/7, where service remains uninterrupted. You can also find us on our social channels to keep updated.

Library materials that were due after March 20th have had due dates extended to June 1st. The library does not charge late fees when we are closed to the public, so fines are also not accruing on anything due before we closed. Please send us an e-mail with your card information if you have any difficulty using our online resources.

Books returned to the Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin Book Drops may not be checked in until the library reopens to the public. Please contact the library by e-mail or chat if book returns affect your access to digital materials.

UPDATE: 2020 APRIL 9

Woodbridge Public Library is committed to assuring you that we take the health and well-being of our community, patrons and employees very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are practicing social distancing. We will miss seeing you in the library, but we're still open online 24/7, where service remains uninterrupted. You can also find us on our social channels to keep updated.

Library materials that were due after March 20th have had due dates extended to June 1st. The library does not charge late fees when we are closed to the public, so fines are also not accruing on anything due before we closed. Please send us an e-mail with your card information if you have any difficulty using our online resources.

Our chat and e-mail staff will resume after the holidays to assist you with library cards on Monday, April 12th.

UPDATE: 2020 MARCH 23

Library service update: All Woodbridge Public Library locations remain closed. Library staff are available to offer reference help via our online reference services including Ask-a-Librarian email and chat on our website, woodbridgelibrary.org. These services will be available Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm.

Library materials update: Library materials that are currently checked out have all had their due dates changed to June 1, and will be extended if necessary to ten days after the library reopens.  Late fees are not charged when the libraries are closed.

Need to print? Staples offers public printing services and is currently still open. Please use the Staples Store Locator website to call or verify their hours before visiting.

UPDATE: 2020 MARCH 16

All Woodbridge Public Library locations will close at 7pm tonight and will remain closed to the public thereafter. Beginning tomorrow, March 17, library staff will be available via phone and email to offer reference services. These services will be available during normal business hours (excluding Sunday), respecting the statewide curfew. On days when library locations would be normally open until 9pm, phone and email assistance will end at 7pm.

If you need to register for or renew a library card in order to access online services via the Woodbridge Public Digital Library, please call the Main Library at 732-634-4450 and connect with the Circulation Dept (ext. 7100, or press '5' after reaching the library's automated phone directory).

At this time, all due dates are being extended until further notice. If you would like to return your library items, there are book drops at the Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin Branch Libraries. Please note that there will be no late fines charged during this time.

2020 MARCH 13

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) within our community, the Woodbridge Public Library is cancelling all library programs effective March 16th. Programming is currently scheduled to resume on April 20th. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


WPDLRemember, the Woodbridge Public Digital Library is open 24/7.
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