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Description: Local HistoryIn addition to the encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other resources you typically find in library reference collections, the Elizabeth Public Library provides access to a broad selection of online databases for your research needs. Log in from one of our Internet computers or from home to find abstracts, full text articles, and images from journals, newspapers and encyclopedias. If you need assistance you can always ask a librarian.

If it’s Elizabeth, Union County, or New Jersey history you’re researching, visit our
Local History Room where you’ll find books and other documents containing state, county, and local information of interest to researchers. Our Local History Room is the only one of its kind in Elizabeth and contains items such as local government documents, genealogy tools, Union County history, high school yearbooks, and maps. Our microfilm collection includes the Elizabeth Daily Journal (1860-1992 plus a card index from 1915-1992) as well as The New York Times (1851-Present) and other useful research tools.


Our staff is always available to help you with your research needs, in person at our Reference Deskor over the phone at (908)354-6060, ext. 7203. You can also e-mail research questions to:
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