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Browsing and Computer Appointments

The Rahway Public Library offers computer sessions and browsing by appointment. At select times during the day, patrons can scheduled up to 45 minutes to browse the shelves or use our public computers. Appointments begin on the hour and can be scheduled on Mondays and Thursday from 3-6PM, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10-1PM, and on Wednesday from 10-2PM. To reserve your spot, give us a call!


Looking for the next great book to read? The matchmakers at the Rahway Library can help! Fill out this brief questionnaire about you or your child's reading interests and our staff will choose the perfect match for you.

Curbside Pickup

The Rahway Public Library is now offering curbside pickup! Borrowers can put books on hold through our online catalog and pick them up outside of the library on Mondays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM, Wednesdays from 3-7PM, and on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1PM to 4PM. For further information, please read our policy statement or give us a call.


New Children's Fiction

New Picture Books


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Toddler Time Online

4/20/2021 @ 10:30 AM

Join us on our Facebook page for a live Toddler Time! Click here to watch!

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Curbside STEM Kit Pickup

4/21/2021 @ 3:00 PM

Pick up a STEM kit from the library and watch us explain how to do the activity at home! While supplies last, limit one kit per family. Thank you to Union County 4-H for the STEM Kits! This week: Skittles Rainbow!

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Family Fun Night

4/22/2021 @ 6:30 PM

Join us on Zoom for a family friendly event with stories and music. This week's topic: Make Seed Paper! Register here

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Crochet Classes for Beginners

4/26/2021 @ 6:00 PM

In this class, you will learn how to read crochet patterns and charts. Registration is not required but is recommended. After you register, you will receive a Zoom link for the class. This class is for all ages but is recommended for teens & adults. Register here. Click here for the Supply List

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Curbside Craft for Kids

4/26/2021 @ 10:00 AM

Curbside Crafts for Kids are small kits that you can pick up to assemble at home! Available all week during our Curbside Pickup hours, while supplies last. Call 732-340-1551 when you arrive at the library. A new craft and instructional video will be released every Monday! This week's craft: Chalk Paper!

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Toddler Time Online

4/27/2021 @ 10:30 AM

Join us on our Facebook page for a live Toddler Time! Click here to watch!


Hoopla Digital

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service. From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.

Rosetta Stone

One of the most full feature resources for learning a new language. Listen to native speakers, work on your pronounciation, and learn read in your new language all for free!

Overdrive - eLibraryNJ

Download eBooks today! The Rahway Public library has signed on with eLibrary NJ and Overdrive to bring you an extensive collection of eBooks and downloadable audio. Browse their calalog and start downloading now!

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From online databases to local history resources to practice test, the Rahway Public Library has a vast array of digital and electronic sources. Find an obituary, read old newspapers, or research a topic all without leaving your home.



The Friends of the Rahway Public Library are a dedicated group of volunteers whose work benefits the library. Find out what they're up to and what you can do to help!



Meet the Board of Trustees and staff. Read our policies. Find out about the history of the library, its evolution, and where it's heading in the future!


Our Location

2 City Hall Plaza

Rahway, NJ 07065



Email: info@rahwaylibrary.org

Our Hours

Monday 9-8

Tuesday 9-5

Wednesday 9-8

Thursday 9-8

Friday 9-5

Saturday 9-5

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