Reference Services



Older announcements may be found in the Reference Services archive.

  • August 18: Value Line has redesigned their website. Current issues of the Summary & Index and Selection & Opinion titles are available via the ‘Quick Links’ box on the Dashboard. Patrons can call 1 (800) 825-8354 or email for help with the website.
  • July 11: Reference desk dictionaries & thesauri have been moved to the outside corner of the desk (nearest the Reference Office).
  • June 19: New Jersey Monthly’s Top Dentists issue (July 2014) has arrived and is shelved behind the reference desk.

Local services

Book donations


The Northern Monmouth County Branch of the AAUW accepts donations for their ongoing book sales. Their website lists several restrictions. For more information, call (732) 933-4855.

Better World Books

Better World Books accepts “all books [in] good condition” at their drop box locations. The two nearest locations:

Consumer Centre (Home Depot & PetSmart)
State Highway #36
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Union Beach Memorial Library
810 Union Ave
Union Beach, NJ 07735

Bridge of Books Foundation

The Bridge of Books Foundation in Rumson collects books for children. For more information, call (732) 291-4755 or visit their website.


The fax service closest to MTPL is Staples on Rt. 35.


TD Bank will notarize for free; individuals do not need to be bank customers.

MTPL also has a notary service. Please click here for more information.

Surrogate’s office

The Monmouth County Surrogate has a satellite office at the Middletown Township Public Library. It is staffed on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Patrons must call (732) 431-7330 ext. 7334 to make an appointment.


New Jersey tax forms are available through the Division of Taxation website. Federal tax forms are available through the Internal Revenue Service.

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