About the NJ State Library

The New Jersey State Libraryan affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, is led by State Librarian Mary L. Chute and provides services for NJ libraries, the state legislature and government employees, Thomas Edison State College staff and students, and registered borrowers.

Vision and Priorities

The State Library of New Jersey envisions a future in which all New Jerseyans have access to exceptional library services and to the information resources they need to achieve their personal, educational and professional goals.

With a focus on innovation, future trends, exemplary models and technologies, the State Library provides support for New Jersey’s public, school, academic, and special libraries, and coordination of the New Jersey Library Network.

Organization Chart

Agency Rules, Rule Proposals, Adoptions and Public Notices

History of the State Library


New Jersey State Library


185 West State Street, Trenton NJ 08625, PO Box 520
Tel: 609-278-2640
Fax: 609-278-2652
Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday
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State Library Information Center | 609-278-2640 ext. 103

  • Full staff of subject matter expert librarians
  • Interlibrary loan, document delivery
  • Free programs, presentations and training
  • Digitized and hard copy New Jersey documents and legal materials
  • Extensive special collections:
    • State and federal documents
    • Jerseyana – materials on all aspects of NJ
    • Genealogy
  • Largest publicly accessible law library in the state
  • Legislative histories – express the purpose or intent of New Jersey law
  • Funding Information Center – resources for grant seekers

New Jersey State Library Talking Book Braille Center | 1-800-792-8322

  • Services to New Jersey residents with physical, visual or reading disabilities
  • Braille, downloadable audiobooks and magazines
  • Digital talking book machines 
  • Audiovision and Newsline – reading services for national and local New Jersey news
  • Remote access to services through: http://outspokenlibrary.org/

2300 Stuyvesant Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618, PO Box 501, Trenton, NJ 08625-0501
Tel: 1-800-792-8322 | Fax: 609-406-7181 | Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

JerseyConnect | 1-866-468-7043

  • Technology services to all New Jersey public libraries:
  • Email hosting and management
  • Email spam & virus filtering
  • Website hosting with statistics
  • Consultation on technology projects
  • Domain name hosting
  • Koha Integrated Library System hosting
  • Cloud storage for library data

Lifelong Learning | 609-278-2640 ext. 170

  • Consultant services and technical assistance for NJ libraries
  • Areas of expertise: workforce and small business, youth services, services to urban libraries and active older adults, e-government and diversity
  • State and federal grant awards to public libraries
  • Continuing education opportunities

Innovation & Outreach | 609-278-2640 ext. 113

  • Monitoring of trends and issues
  • Emergent technologies and models of service
  • Pilot projects
  • Special initiatives

Library Support Services | 609-278-2640 ext. 127

  • Library law
  • Per Capita State Aid
  • Administrative code for libraries
  • Statistics
  • Preservation and Emergency Preparedness
  • Training for Trustees and Directors
  • JerseyCat – statewide interlibrary loan service
  • JerseyClicks – statewide, full-text database site