Statewide Resource Centers for Libraries

The New Jersey State Library currently holds contracts with the Newark Public Library and the Rutgers University Library to supplement the resources of New Jersey libraries in certain areas. The State Library funds usage of this additional service so that all libraries in the state and all their customers have access to the specialized materials and reference services available at these institutions.

Each contracted library supports interlibrary loan of the specialized materials in their collections not found at smaller libraries. The Newark Public Library provides specialized supplemental reference services in areas such as art, business, music, U.S. patents and documents. The Rutgers University Library provides access to materials available only in large research oriented academic library collections as well as access to medical and health-related information through their medical library collection.

Library staff members may contact the reference desk at the Newark Public Library, or the interlibrary loan department at the Rutgers University Library. For additional information, or if you have any questions, please contact Bob Keith, Data Coordinator at the New Jersey State Library,