Raritan Public Library

Many Thanks~Muchas Gracias~

~Merci Beaucoup~Danke~

Molte Grazie

Thank you to all who helped make our 2nd annual Makers Day Event a success: the knitter/crocheters who volunteered to create lap blankets for Jersey Cares, Deb Lawton who volunteered her time to instruct classes on dichroic necklace making, and Lowes of Hillsborough for their free clinic on doorknob installation.  We appreciate all your efforts.

Click here to view photos from the 2016 NJ Maker's Day event @ RPL






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   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


                                  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


Dr. Edgar T. Flint


For the months of April and May, photos, memorabilia, and stories will be on display at the Library featuring Raritan’s highly respected hometown physician Dr. Edgar T. Flint.  What is particularly noteworthy is that Dr. Flint served in 3 wars including the Spanish American War, WWI, and WWII.  A few of his accomplishments include being an organizer of the American Legion Post (now the John Basilone Post) and being County Physician (Coroner) for 15 years.  Stop by the Library to see this special tribute to Dr. Edgar Flint.


Museum Passes Offered at the Library

Beginning September 1st, 2015, Raritan Public Library has a new museum pass program to offer its patrons made possible by the “Friends” group.  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’s web-site at www.raritanlibrary.org

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

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.


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, and Kindle Fire. For more information please call the Library at

(908) 725-0413.

Do you need help with downloading e~books or audiobooks to your device? Call the Library to schedule a time when Sammi or Brendan will walk you through the process.  They are happy to be of assistance!


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

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

May & June Newsletter 2016

Childrens May & June Newsletter 2016

Tween May & June Newsletter 2016

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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

Click here for our Catalog!



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.


Fiction Books for Sale

Click on the link above to view a list of fiction books for sale at Raritan Library.  Books are listed in order by author. 

All hardcover books are $1.00 each and are in like-new condition.  Stop by the Library or call and we will set your request aside.