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Services for State Government

The New Jersey State Library borrower's card provides access to many special services as well as to specially licensed databases that are available only to New Jersey state employees in the three branches of state government: executive, legislative and judicial.  Our newsletter for state employees highlights resources of interest. 

Obtaining a Library Card:

In order to take full advantage of State Library services, state employees should obtain a State Library card. Upon registration, a State Library card will be issued, and must be used when borrowing State Library materials, placing interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, or accessing databases remotely.

Borrowing Books from our Collections:

Circulating items from our collections are available on loan to registered State Library borrowers. Materials will be sent to you via interoffice mail unless you specify that you wish to pick them up. You may place your request through the catalog request item feature, or through ILLiad. If you need assistance with a request, email or call Reference at 609-278-2640 ext.103.

Requesting Photocopies and Articles from our Collections:

The Library can provide photocopies from materials within our collections in accordance with copyright guidelines. Please use the request an article form on ILLiad. If you need assistance with a request, email or call Reference at 609-278-2640 ext.103.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

We will place ILL requests with other libraries in the United States for work-related books and articles that we do not hold in our collections. Photocopy requests must comply with copyright guidelines. Place your requests through ILLiad. If you need assistance, email or call Reference at 609-278-2640 ext.103.


The collections and resources of the New Jersey State Library are selected to serve the needs of state government. Reference librarians are available to identify and locate materials, conduct literature searches, perform research, or provide research guidance. Please email or call Reference at 609-278-2640 ext.103 if you would like more information or have a question to discuss. See the Library Collections page for information about the Library's collections.


The State Library subscribes to many databases that support state government activities. All databases may be used onsite at the library. Most are also available for remote searching from your office. A New Jersey State Library card is needed for remote access.