Raritan Public Library

Many Thanks~Muchas Gracias~

~Merci Beaucoup~Danke~

Molte Grazie

Many thanks to our Friends of the

Raritan Public Library who helped organize and run our 2nd annual book sale. We greatly appreciate your hard work and effort to make the sale a success!

Proceeds from the book sale enabled the

library to purchase another Museum Pass

to the Battleship New Jersey.

Thank you Bruce Doorly for painting the Library's front door and porch area. We appreciate your time and effort to improve the look of our Library!


Thank you to all our patrons who voted for Raritan Public Library as "One of the Best" Libraries in the annual Courier News Reader's Choice Contest. It is our pleasure to serve the community!






The Raritan Public library now offers free Wi-Fi to the public. 

Simply ask any staff member for the password to our Wi-Fi connection.


Need help with a research project or paper? Have your library card on you and click the link below to access a massive amount of databases.





            PHOTO ARCHIVE

 Raritan Public Library's 1st Makers Day!! Click here to see some photos from the day.


   Raritan Library Front

    Welcome to the Raritan Public Library

 Explore our site to find out information on our books, graphic novels, e-books, magazines, videos, DVDs, recorded books, CDs, and our policies. For books not available in our library we also offer an inter-library loan service. In addition, we sponsor many activities such as our Book Clubs for adults and teens, Storytimes for children, movie nights and many others. We encourage you to come explore our library to see its rustic and historical features. The Raritan Public Library is an historical site. The carpeting and window treatments are designed to match the time period in which the structure was built. We also feature a museum dedicated to the Raritan war hero Sgt. John Basilone. So come curl up with a good book in our cozy library. We look forward to seeing you.

**Notice to Raritan Public Library Patrons**

Please note that the Raritan Public Library Board of Trustees revised its Patron Policies and Standards of Acceptable Behavior on September 18th, 2014.  New fines have been implemented and will take effect on January 1st, 2015.  For a complete list, click on the following link, "Library Policies".


Newsworthy Information


                                  PAVER PROJECT

Raritan Public Library is selling pavers for a new walkway to be installed in the Maggie Grosso Garden area.  The pavers are 6 inches by 9 inches and can be engraved with a personal inscription, perhaps memorializing someone or a family member. By purchasing a paver at $75.00 (which is mostly a tax deductible contribution), you are also helping to defray the cost of the project. For more information, call the Library at (908)725-0413 or download the following flyer and inscription form.

Beginning April 1st 2015, Raritan Public Flyer               Inscription Form


Raritan Public Library has acquired another museum pass program for its patrons to the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, PA.  The pass allows 2 adults and 4 children into the science center free of charge. Open daily, the Da Vinci Center shows visiters how much fun science can be with plenty of hands-on exhibits. [Click on the icon above to see the latest happenings.] The Da Vinci Science Center is located at 3145 Hamilton Blvd, Bypass in Allentown, PA.  For more information call: (484) 664-1002. Note: Scheduling for the pass is done up to one month in advance and is offered on a first come/first served basis.

Scroll below for other current museum pass programs at Raritan Library!

Do you KNOW?

The Zimmerli Art Museum is now offering FREE admission to the public.  The Zimmerli Art Museum is located at:

71 Hamilton Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

For more information call: (732)932-7237


E-Books...Downloadable Audio Books...


Downloadable Audio Books...

E-Books...Downloadable Audio Books...



E-Books and Downloadable Audio Books at Raritan Public Library

E-books (electronic books) and Downloadable Audio Books are available from the Raritan Public Library for downloading on the following devices: iOS iPads and iPhones, Android phones and tablets, desktops and laptops, Kindle Fire, Nook, Sony Readers, and Kobo.  Below you will find instructions for your devices.  For more information please call the Library at

(908) 725-0413.

Click here for help logging into the e-book catalog for the first time.

Click here for instructions on how to download ebooks to your Kindle Fire using BLIO

Click here for instructions for iPhone/iPad users.

Click here for instructions for Android users.

Click here for instructions if you use another device.

*Click on the e-book graphic above to browse our

e-book collection.

E-Book users should note that AxisReader is now the preferred application for downloading and reading ebooks. BLIO is still available, but AxisReader is the recommended app for all devices. Please find the instructions above for the device you use and setup the new application, axisReader.


Museum Passes Offered at the Library

Raritan Public Library adult patrons can participate in our exciting museum pass program to the Grounds for Sculpture located at:

18 Fairgrounds Road

Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

One pass is given per day to a family of up to four people at no charge. Scheduling is done up to one month in advance. Passes will be offered on a first come/first served basis.  For more information, stop by the Library or call us at

(908) 725-0413.


Raritan Public Library adult patrons can participate in our exciting museum pass program to the Morris Museum located at:

6 Normandy Heights Road

Morristown, NJ 07960

The pass is good for up to two adults and three children at no charge. Scheduling is done up to one month in advance. Passes will be offered on a first come/first served basis.  For more information, stop by the Library or call us at (908) 725-0413.



Raritan Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Pronunciator online language-learning system free to our library patrons.  With 80 of the world's most popular languages and ESL courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a suite of interactive online drills, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks.  Pronunciator offers five possible levels of instruction for each language, covering everyday situations, traveling and conversation.  Pronunciator is available on iPad, Android tablet, iPod, iPhone, and PCs.  Stop by the Library for an introduction to Pronunciator or you can access the program by clicking on the link in the graphic above.


Do you know that the Raritan Public Library newsletter is now online?

Click below to view/print the latest happenings at your Library!

June 2015 Newsletter

Childrens June Newsletter 2015

© 2013 Raritan Public Library.

Contact Information

54 East Somerset Street
Raritan, NJ 08869
Tel: 908-725-0413
Fax: 908-725-1832

Hours Information

Monday 10 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday 10 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday 10 AM to 8 PM
Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM
Friday 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM

Closed Saturdays in

July and August



Archives from the John Basilone Museum are now digitized and available online




This project was funded by the Marine Corps Detachment 1284 and organized and entered on the web by Bruce Doorly.