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New Jersey State Library

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The New Jersey State Library, an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, is led by New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute. The State Library has been offering the highest quality service to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government for more than 200 years. The State Library's mission has expanded since its establishment in 1796 to lead in the provision, promotion and support of high quality library and information services to all the people of New Jersey. The State Library's mission is filled through the efforts of the State Library Information Center, the Library Development Bureau and the Talking Book and Braille Center.The State Library Information Center's major function is to provide library services to state government. These services include reference assistance, access to extensive book, document and journal collections, as well as a wide variety of databases, online journals and e-books, photocopy and interlibrary loan. The Information Center's resources are also available to assist other libraries, Thomas Edison State College staff and students, and residents of the State.

The Library Development Bureau provides consultant services and technical assistance to create and improve library, information and literacy services in New Jersey. The Bureau administers state and federal grant funds to public libraries. It coordinates resource sharing through the New Jersey Library Network, providing statewide access to a selection of databases. It also sponsors continuing education opportunities and recommends administrative code for libraries.

The New Jersey State Library connects people with information through its service to libraries, government and people with special needs.

The New Jersey State Library champions excellent library services as
vital to an informed and open society. We are proactive and innovative in leading New Jersey libraries and providing information to foster a literate, productive, and competitive New Jersey. Access to information and libraries empowers people, organizations, and government.

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Hours of Operation:
Mon8:30 AM5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM5:00 PM
Thr8:30 AM5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM5:00 PM
Notes: closed on Saturdays and Sundays.


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