11 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202 (908) 354-6060
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The Elizabeth Public Library can accommodate 77 vehicles in our parking lot, including 24 earmarked for staff and 2 for handicap accessibility. Free WiFi is available in our parking lot. Overflow parking is available two blocks away at the Bollwage Garage on Caldwell Place. Click here for additional information to the parking garage.
Directions (Main Library) FROM THE SOUTH
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY Exit at 137. Follow signs to Route 28 (Westfield Ave.). Follow Westfield Ave. to its terminus at North Broad St. in Elizabeth. This is about a 4 mile trip. Turn right onto North Broad St. and proceed under the railroad overpass. The fourth block on the right is Rahway Ave. The library is situated on this corner across from the Union county courthouse.
ROUTE 1 & 9 One block past the Bayway Circle in Elizabeth, exit to your right (Grier Ave.). Proceed one block and make a left turn (Summer St.). Proceed one more block and make another left turn (south Broad St.). Continue on S. Broad St. for one mile. Library is on the left situated at the corner of Rahway Ave. across the Union County Courthouse.
NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE Exit at 13. Follow signs to Route 439 (Bayway Ave.). Continue on Bayway Ave. for about a mile. Make a right onto South Broad St. This intersection is not a 90 degree turn. Rather it veers off to the right at a 45 degree angle. There is a gasoline station, a firehouse and a church at this intersection. Continue for about one and a quarter miles. The library is situated on the left at the corner of Rahway Ave. across from the Union County Courthouse.
FROM THE NORTH GARDEN STATE PARKWAY Exit 140A. Follow signs to Elizabeth. This will get you on Morris Ave. Continue on Morris Ave. to its terminus at the railroad overpass ( about 5 miles). Make a quick left and right proceeding under the overpass. You are now on Broad St. Proceed four blocks. The library is located on the corner of Rahway Ave. to your right across from the Union County Courthouse.
ROUTES 1 & 9 Exit right at S. Broad St. (at the Burger King). Continue for one mile. The library is situated on the left at the corner of Rahway Ave. across from the Union County Courthouse.
NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE Same as from the South.
BY TRAIN Take a NJ Transit commuter train that stops in Elizabeth (Northeast Corridor Line or North Jersey Coast Line). After departing train at the Elizabeth Station, exit station at West Grand St. Proceed half a block to Broad St. Turn right and proceed four blocks. The library is situated at the corner of Rahway Ave. across from the Union County Courthouse.
Elmora Branch Library
740 W. Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202 (908) 353-4820
From the Main Library to the Elmora Branch:
Leave the library using the Rahway Ave. exit (one way street - you must turn left). Proceed underneath the railroad bridge and bear left at the light (Rt. 27 – St. Georges Ave.). Turn Right onto Elmora Ave. (Rt. 439). Just before the railroad bridge, turn left onto West Grand St. The Elmora Branch is short distance from the intersection on the left.
418-424 Palmer Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202 (908) 469-1866
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
From the Main Library to the LaCorte Branch:
Leave the library using the Broad St. exit – turn right onto Broad St. Turn left at the traffic light onto Pearl St. (Trinitas Hospital is at the intersection). Follow Pearl St. / S. Pearl St. around Elizabeth High School, and turn left onto South Street just after the High School. Pass underneath the viaduct, and turn right at the traffic light onto Forth Ave. Turn right onto Palmer Street. The library is in the back of the Peterstown Community Center at the end of the road.
Elizabethport (E-Port) Branch Library
102-110 3rd Street at E. Jersey Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07206 (908) 289-9032
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From the Main Library to Elizabethport Branch:
Leave the library using the Broad St. exit – turn left onto Broad St. Turn right at the light onto Elizabeth Ave. Follow Elizabeth Ave. until you pass under the NJ Turnpike. Turn left onto Third St. The library is located in the building close to the corner of East Jersey St. and Third St., just past the Haitian Church.