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.
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.
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.
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
is searchable from home.
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.
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.
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
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.
Find out about programs for young and old,
consult a directory of branch and member libraries,
the library catalog.
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.
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.
This site is a collection of Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) regarding libraries and librarianship, and
an introductory guide to library resources on the
questions? We have answers!
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