Ocean County Library patrons on Long Beach Island will have to travel to the mainland to borrow or return items until further notice. The LBI branch in Surf City suddenly closed for roof repairs today.

Ocean County Library branch (Facebook)

Inexplicably, an advisory was issued in midafternoon that the doors closed at 12:30 PM and would stay that way for "unexpected mainentance."

A source close to OCL matters tells us that repair crews determined that several repairs needed immediate attention.

Information indicates that the branch had been scheduled for repairs in the near future, but facilities staffers on an inspection run decided to begin early.

Patrons are being directed to the Stafford branch, on North Main Street in Manahawkin.