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!



Click here to view photos from the 2019 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


Poets Invited!

2020 Poetry Month Celebration -

Submit a Poem for Publication!



Calling all poets!  Submit your original poem for publication in the 22nd Annual National Poetry Month Celebration Anthology.  Published poets will be recognized at a reception and poetry reading at the library on April 22, 2020 and given a copy of the published anthology.  Come to the Library for forms and details, or use the link here.

Poems Due by March 20, 2020!

Click here for requirements and necessary forms for poetry submission


The Raritan Public Library is participating in the 6th Annual NJ Makers Day Event on Saturday, March 21st!

For information on what programs we will be offering that day

click here to view our pamphlet of activites we will be having that day and we hope to see you there!



Discover your amazing  family history with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help you find your ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Click on the logo above and use your library card to access the database outside of the library!


Did you know that the Morris Museum is now a Smithsonian affilate?  This partnership will favorably impact the upcoming exhibits at the Morris Museum.  Check them out with our free pass.

Click Here for Museum Pass Info


We are now offering one-on-one lessons with our FlashForge Finder 3D printer. Our IT tech Shreya will walk you through making 3D computer designs using TinkerCad, and printing your designs on the 3D printing software. The lessons are approximately 1 hour long and are open to all ages! Please note that there is a limit to how large the objects can be, and objects will be rescaled to fit the session printing time. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Lessons will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and one Saturday per month between 10AM and 3PM.



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Our Cloud Library app will be getting a big interface update on July 1st. You can watch a video here or read about it here if you want to learn more about the changes.



Raritan Public Library now has over 130 college level courses (The Great Courses) on DVD and CD in simple to understand lectures. Over 72 subjects are available including robotics, cybersecurity, climate change, masterpieces of literature, black holes, global economics, markets, and inventions that changed the world.  This collection was made possible through a generous patron donation. 


The Red Mill Museum Village Pass

Raritan Public Library patrons can now 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.


Raritan Public Library has added 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.



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! 

New Added Offerings from hoopla

  • Quarterly Book Club Selection with no holds, no waiting
  • 2300+ read-a-long ebooks for children
  • Streaming TV support on Roku, fireTV, Apple TV, Android TV and Chromecast.


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


Download 1 of our E-Book Apps 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.



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

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

February 2020 newsletter

Children & Teen Newsletter February 2020

© 2019 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
  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.