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Library Support Services

The New Jersey State Library’s Library Support Services unit provides advisory and technical information and services to support New Jersey’s libraries in the fulfillment of their mission: law, statistics, grants, advisory services, basic training for trustees and directors, interlibrary loan, databases, Per Capita State Aid, and administration of regulations.


Local Library Support Fund State Income Tax Check-off

Help support New Jersey’s public libraries by donating to the Local Library Support Fund on your New Jersey tax form. Learn more…

Librarian Certification

Although more than half of the 50 states offer or require certificates or certification for public library workers, the standards for certification are not universal and the requirements vary from state to state. Learn more…

Library Law

View official rules and statutes, as well as library law materials and training. Learn more…

Library Network Review Board (LNRB)

LNRB meets at least annually and advises the State Librarian on matters pertaining to necessary or desirable statewide and inter-regional programs or services; and types of interaction and linkage of the New Jersey Library Network with interstate and national library networks. Learn more…

LSTA Advisory Council

The LSTA Advisory Council is an optional advisory group for each State Librarian, per the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Grants to States Program. Learn more…

Directories of NJ Libraries

The State Library has compiled and maintains a comprehensive list of New Jersey libraries. Learn more…

E-rate

The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (commonly known as the E-rate Program), which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), helps ensure that schools and libraries can obtain high-speed Internet access and telecommunications at affordable rates. Learn more…

Grants For Libraries

Find information on State Library Administered Grants, Preparing Grant Applications and Other Sources of Information and Funding. Learn more…

Per Capita State Aid

The Per Capita State Aid (PCSA) program is the largest public library grant program administered by the State Library and is the foundation of state support for public libraries. Learn more…

Statistics

Review New Jersey public library data and analyses, as well as national statistics. Learn more…

Strategic Planning

The New Jersey State Library with LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative, took a proactive approach by creating a Statewide Strategic Master Plan that provides a resource to help guide the development of New Jerseys libraries well into the future. Learn more…

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