Raritan Public Library

Many Thanks~Muchas Gracias~

~Merci Beaucoup~Danke~

Molte Grazie

Thank you to all our volunteers who have helped out in various ways at our Library. We appreciate all your help!

Thank you to all our "Friends" who organized our bi-annual booksale in November


Click here to view photos from the 2018 NJ Maker's Day event @ RPL





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.





   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 Book Clubs for adults and teens, Storytimes for children, movie nights and many educational and entertaining programs. We encourage you to come explore our library to see its rustic and historical features. The Raritan Public Library is an historic 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.

Newsworthy Information


Downtown Discounts

Show your Raritan Public Library Card from now through December 31st, 2018 at any of the 9 enclosed downtown businesses and receive the specified special discount or offer. Click the link above to see all participating businesses! (Stop in the Library to get a card if you don't have one!)

The Red Mill Museum Village Pass

Beginning November 1st, 2018 Raritan Public Library patrons can visit the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, NJ for free.  The Red Mill Pass is good for an entire family: 2 adults and children members on any non-special event day.  Explore 12 historic buildings with a collection of 40,000 artifacts!  Learn about the social, agricultural and industrial heritage of our area.


Beginning October 1, 2018, Raritan Public Library will be adding an additional Museum Pass Program to the USGA, home to the world’s premiere collection of golf artifacts and memorabilia.  The greatest champions and moments in American golf history come alive through engaging exhibits.  Raritan Library patrons can now visit the USGA Golf Museum in Far Hills, NJ free of charge.  Stop by the Library to reserve your pass which will admit up to 4 people.


Scroll down below for other museum pass venues.


Raritan Public Library is pleased to announce that we now have a subscription to ABC Mouse! ABCmouse.com is an
award winning learning academy. It helps children learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies,
art, music, and much more.

It is for children age 2 to 7.

If you are interested in logging on to
ABC Mouse at the library,
please ask at the circulation desk or ask
Children's Librarian to assist you.


Raritan Public Library patrons now have access to hoopla digital services that includes over 500,000 eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, TV shows, CDs, Comics, and Graphic novels.  For information on how to get started, click the image above or find the app on your Android or Apple device's app store.  It is also accessible through Amazon Alexa (Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show) devices. Be sure you have your library card number with you when you sign up!


The Raritan Public Library is now hosting a new book club:

A Shakespeare Reading Group

For more information about joining the club click the image above or click here


Math & Language Arts Tutoring
Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us at the Raritan Public Library for extra help in math and language arts! A volunteer from the Bridgewater Raritan High School will help tutor students grades 4 to 8 in math and language arts on Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. This is a free service. Please call to register for your time slot. Registration is required.


New E-Book Application Out Now!

click here or the image below to learn more

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Raritan Public Library is now offering a second language program: Rosetta Stone. Click on the image above and make sure you have your library card number with you to gain access to the program.


Museum Passes Offered at the Library

Raritan Public Library has another museum pass program to offer .  Two adults and three children can visit the Battleship New Jersey free of charge.   From the moment you step on board the Battleship, you will realize that this is a museum where visitors can take an active role.  Sit in the admiral’s seat, stretch out on one of the sailor’s bunks, or climb into the 16” gun turret. Battleship New Jersey is located at 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ.  For more information about this or other musuem pass programs offered at Raritan Public Library, please visit the Library or call (908) 725-0413.


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

View world-class art in spectacular 42-acre landscape. Explore indoor galleries featuring rotating exhibitions. 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.


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

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


December 2018 Newsletter


Children's Newsletter December 2018

© 2013 Raritan Public Library.

  Contact Information

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

  Mary J. Paese - Director

  Brendan Meany - Assistant   Director

  Kristen Brooks - Children's   Librarian

  Richard Wales - IT

  Teresa Pochek - Bookkeeper

  Assistant Librarians= Donna   Lapadula, Teressa Chen, Toni   Randazzo, Teresa Pochek, &   Teresa Bezek

  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
  Sunday CLOSED


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.