M-F: 8am-4pm


15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069


Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
Phone: 908.756.0080
Address: 15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069

Watchung Library Temporary Closing


Our Watchung branch will be temporarily closing for renovations on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

“We’ll soon be closing the doors on a branch that’s served its community for decades,” said Brian Auger, library director. “Next year, new doors will reopen both physically and metaphorically to a library sure to be the ‘wow’ of Watchung. There’s much for us to do between now and then, but I promise it will be well worth the wait.”

Beginning May 1, 2024, all Watchung branch holds will be available for pickup at the Warren Twp. branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren, until Watchung’s temporary location opens in early June. Customers may change holds pickup location at any time by accessing SCLSNJ’s online catalog at catalog.sclsnj.org. If you require personalized assistance to complete a holds pickup location change, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Thanks to the work of Mayor Jubin, the Watchung Council, Township Administrator Jim Damato, and especially the generosity of Frank Bisignano, SCLSNJ will open a temporary library in Watchung,” said Manny Miracle, branch manager. “The Library will provide access to amenities, including: a boutique collection of new books, magazines and movies available for onsite borrowing, as well as access to critical services such as holds pickup, computer access, printing, and photocopier services. And, yes, the library fish are coming with us, too!”

The temporary branch located at 20 Stirling Road in Watchung will be open with limited hours of operation beginning Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

The temporary branch hours will be as follows:
- Mondays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Tuesdays through Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturdays: 10 – 2 p.m.