Union County Library

Find Union 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.


Cranford Public Library 224 Walnut Avenue Cranford NJ 07016 908-709-7272


Kenilworth Public Library 548 Boulevard Kenilworth NJ 07033 908-276-2451

New Providence Memorial Library 377 Elkwood Avenue New Providence NJ 07974 908-665-0311

Plainfield Public Library 800 Park Avenue Plainfield NJ 07060 908-757-1111

Rahway Public Library 2 City Hall Plaza Rahway NJ 07065 732-340-1551

Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library 404 Chestnut Street Roselle Park NJ 07204 908-245-7171

Scotch Plains Public Library 1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-5007

Summit Free Public Library 75 Maple Street Summit NJ 07901 908-273-0350

Westfield Town Memorial Library 550 East Broad Street Westfield NJ 07090 908-789-4090

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.