Ask a Librarian

By Email

Librarians will respond during regular working hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you do not receive an update or answer in two working days, please call 609-278-2640 ext.102 for law or ext.103 for all other subjects.

By Telephone

  • Law Questions: 609-278-2640 ext.102
  • Questions about Talking Books & Braille: 800-792-8322
  • All other Questions: 609-278-2640 ext.103

By Text Message

  • Text your reference question to: refdesk@njstatelib.org

This option is best suited for brief factual questions since requests and responses are each limited to 160 characters. Standard carrier message rates apply.

In Person

  • Law Desk: Level 3
  • Reference Services Desk: Level 4

The Library is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on state holidays.

By Appointment

  • Call 609-278-2640 ext.103 for an appointment.

Librarians are available for research consultation and training. We will provide assistance tailored to your needs.


Webinars and Tutorials

We also offer a series of online tutorials and archived webinars on frequently asked topics.


Other Assistance

State employees, TESC staff, students & mentors

Libraries

New Jersey Residents

  • Search our catalog and request an item.
  • Request a photocopy from our collection.
  • Place an interlibrary loan request (must have a State Library card or else place the request with your local public library).

Out-of-state residents

  • Request a photocopy from our collection.
  • Loans of our material must be requested through your local library via interlibrary loan.