Essex County Library

Find Essex County New Jersey libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.


Belleville Public Library 221 Washington Avenue Belleville NJ 07109 973-450-3434


Glen Ridge Public Library 240 Ridgewood Avenue Glen Ridge NJ 07028 973-748-5482

John Cotton Dana Library 185 University Avenue Newark NJ 07102 973-353-5901

Livingston Public Library 10 Robert H Harp Drive Livingston NJ 07039 973-992-4600

Maplewood memorial Library 51 Baker Street Maplewood NJ 07040 973-762-1622

Millburn Free Public Library 200 Glen Ave Millburn NJ 07041 973-376-1006

Nutley Public Library 93 Booth Drive Nutley NJ 07110 973-667-0405

Orange Public Library 348 Main Street Orange NJ 07050 973-673-0153

Roseland Free Public Library 20 Roseland Avenue Roseland NJ 07068 973-226-8636

The Newark Public Library 5 Washington Street Newark NJ 07102 973-733-7784

Van Buren Library 140 Van Buren Street Newark NJ 07105 973-733-7750

Verona Library 17 Gould Street Verona NJ 07044 973-857-4848

Walsh Library 400 South Orange Avenue South Orange NJ 07079 973-761-9435

West Caldwell Public Library 30 Clinton Road Caldwell NJ 07006 973-226-5441

West Orange Public Library 46 Mount Pleasant Avenue West Orange NJ 07052 973-736-0198

How are Public Libraries funded?

The vast majority of funding that supports the operation of Public Libraries comes from county and local governments. At times, grant funding may be available for specific programs, projects, or capital improvements. Fees for special programs and services account for a relatively small percentage of revenue for Public Libraries.

What are the Friends of the Library?

Friends of the Library are organizations formed to support their local Public Libraries. They typically establish themselves as independent, non-profit organizations that conduct fundraising to supplement Library resources and organize Library related events.

What is the Dewey Decimal system?

The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used in many libraries to organize their books. The classification number allows for books to easily be located or returned to their assigned place in the library. The system is constantly revised to keep up with changes in the libraries.