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Libraries on the Web

Libraries in New Jersey

  New Jersey State Library
The Library, affiliated with Thomas Edison State College, is aimed at assisting not only the residents, but also the 312 public libraries of New Jersey. Provides access to the New Jersey Union List of Serials (a directory of journal and magazine holdings of libraries in New Jersey) and the State Library Online Catalog.

  New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped
The services of the New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped are available without charge to anyone living in New Jersey who for any physical reason cannot read regular printed books with ease. The Library's collection has more than 60,000 book titles and 90 periodicals available in one format or another. Machines for playing the recorded materials are available on loan from the Library. Audio vision, the Library's radio reading service, is available to registered residents in central and southern New Jersey. Each new reader must complete the Library's application form and provide a statement from a doctor, nurse, teacher, or librarian certifying eligibility for the program. Application forms are available on the Web site.

  Ocean County College Library
The Library contains approximately 80,000 books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, numerous indexes, CD-ROM products, and Internet access. OCCat, the library’s online catalog, is searchable from home. Borrowing privileges are extended to current Ocean County College faculty, students, staff, and active members of the Alumni Association.

  Georgian Court College Library
The Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library has a Web site packed with information. The Library has over 200,000 items in print and nonprint formats, including over 1,200 periodical titles, a microcomputer lab, an audiovisual preview room, microforms area and instructional materials collection with elementary and secondary curriculum materials. One of only 50 in the United States, Georgian Court's Library is home to a NASA Educators' Resource Center, whose mission it is to promote science in the classroom. The library’s catalog is searchable from home.

Libraries Beyond New Jersey

  Library of Congress
Recognized as the national library of the United States, the collections in the Library of Congress comprise the world's most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge. The Web site provides access to the "nation’s library" catalog, the text and images from major exhibitions, the THOMAS database of current and historical information on the U.S. Congress, and a Learning Page for K-12 students and teachers. The National Digital Library Program offers access to key documents, films, photographs and sound recordings of our nation's history in the American Memory Historical Collections

  Internet Public Library
The first public library of and for the Internet community, The Internet Public Library (IPL for short) is on a mission to serve the public by finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating quality information resources. Their services include an online reference center and many original reference resources. You will also find searchable online magazines, journals, newspapers, and texts. The staff at IPL has also created Pathfinders, guides written by IPL staff which are intended to help you get started doing research on a particular topic, both online and at your local library.

Reciprocal Borrowers

Did you know that Ocean County Library has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Monmouth and Burlington County libraries? customers of participating Monmouth County or Burlington County libraries who possess valid cards for their libraries, may borrow books from the Ocean County Library.

This also means that Ocean County residents who have valid library cards may borrow materials from these two libraries as well! To take advantage of this service, you need to visit the Monmouth or Burlington Library to register. Bring your Ocean County Library card with you! Whatever you borrow from these libraries must also be returned to THEIR locations.

  Monmouth County Library
Find out about programs for young and old, consult a directory of branch and member libraries, and search the library catalog.

  Burlington County Library
BCL was the first county library system in New Jersey. It has the distinction of serving the largest county geographically. You can search their catalog in Java or HTML format.

  Camden County Library System
We also would like to thank the Camden County Library System who will offer temporary library cards to assist our library patrons displaced in Camden County due to Hurricane Sandy. You can search their catalog here.


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This site is a collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding libraries and librarianship, and an introductory guide to library resources on the Internet.



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