The library building may be closed, but the virtual library is open.

Our librarians are available to answer your questions by telephone, email or chat Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10am - 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday 12pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, and Sundays 12pm - 4pm. Click here for more information or call 732-390-6767.

Curbside Pickup is available 7 days a week. 

Please return library materials at our outdoor book drops which are open 7 days a week. Returned items are quarantined for 7 days and will remain checked out to your library card until the quarantine period is complete. Please call 732-390-6888 for instructions on returning lendable kits.

 

Content Selection Policy

Just for the Health of It Portal

The Just for the Health of It portal is a multilingual community health resource designed to promote health literacy among residents of Middlesex County, New Jersey. The portal is maintained by the East Brunswick Public Library’s team of trained consumer health librarians who carefully vet all content, regardless of cultural ethnicity, socioeconomics, or political persuasion. The portal offers two major components. The first provides mainstream health materials written at a literacy level so that people of various ages and cultures can understand and make informed choices about their health. The second explores natural health approaches. The purpose is to educate citizens on the best health practices and inspire optimal decision making to promote the highest levels of physical, mental, and social well-being.

The portal is restricted to health information written at an 8th grade literacy level that is derived from nonprofit sources that includes governmental (.gov), community-based (.org), or academic (.edu). The portal excludes websites that are for profit (.com).

The portal has been made possible through multiple grants from the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and concerned citizens for a healthier community.

 

 

Rev. November 2020