The New Jersey State Library provides library service for all New Jersey state government employees. While we provide reference services and materials to help state employees perform their day-to-day duties, we also provide assistance for state employees and the general public who are interested in civil service jobs. We have a Test Book collection that focuses primarily on civil service exams, but we also have information on other tests, such as the Postal Exam, SAT/GRE, and the Police Officer Exam.
It is important to point out that the NJ Civil Service Commission, who is responsible for posting civil service jobs and administering any tests, only provides a small selection of Orientation Guides, primarily for Public Safety titles, and does not make old copies of tests available. As a result, we use a national publishing company, the National Learning Corporation, to provide test preparation materials for civil service exams. The NLC test books are used across the country, so there is not always an exact match to the positions within the state government of NJ. However, we do our best to provide the closest match.
Currently, we have over 1,000 books within our Test Book Collection, located on Level 4. We have a wide variety of test books including popular titles such as Investigator, Administrative Assistant, or Social Worker. We also have books specifically for the Supervisory Test Battery and Management Test Battery. Additionally, a limited number of Test Books are available electronically for free for registered authorized users, including state employees and Thomas Edison State University (TESU) students, staff, and mentors. You can access our eBook collection via eLibraryNJ. Authorized users needing a State Library access card should complete the appropriate online registration form.
As always, please contact the Reference Desk with help finding the right test book for you at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-278-2640 ext. 103.