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Street address: 185 West State Street
Mailing address: PO Box 520
Trenton NJ 08625-0520
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
The New Jersey State Library is located 2 floors above the New Jersey Archives.  Unfortunately, the Archives will soon be moving to another location.   Besides the usual Genealogical books (which includes the Germans to America series), they have census microfilms for some of the surrounding states, some city directories for the surrounding areas (including out of state) and maps.  There are two locations for the maps.  One is against the wall opposite the Genealogical books and the other is midway between them.  The maps on the wall are stored in metal cabinets.  The ones in the middle are in a singular wooden shelving unit standing roughly four foot high.  It is in this case you will find the maps for late 1900th century Newark.  This set of maps can yield some very valuable information.  The set is made up of the city wards.  Individual lots are shown which include street numbers and in some cases the names of what building occupied the lot.  The exception being houses.  Named are businesses, churches, parks, clubs, cemeteries, etc.  There are two microfiche readers and six microfilm readers available.  Copies are $.25 each.  The availability of these readers varies.  I have been there on days when every one was occupied and on other days every one was available for use.

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169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163
Telephone 732-932-7510
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm  Monday to Friday
           1 pm - 5 pm  Saturdays during Academic Year
Closed: Christmas to New Year’s, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day & Thanksgiving
The Genealogy section of the Library is located in two sections on the lower floor.  The books and maps are accessed from the stairs in the center of the library.  Once downstairs the microfilmed records are in the opposite corner of the building from the books.  In order to make copies from the microfilm readers or copy machines you need to first purchase a "copy card" from the copy center which is located midway between the book section and the microfilm section.
PARKING for the library can be difficult when school is in session.  There are available 10 metered spaces to park in.  Unfortunately they are for only two hours with no "meter feeding".  These spaces are also used by the students.  I have been told that if you go to the the Parking and Transportation Services Building at 26 Mine Street you may be able to get a parking pass to park on the upper deck of the parking deck that is adjacent to the Library.  Mine Street is six blocks south of the Library (heading towards the center of town.)


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