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Clinton Branch Library

739 Bergen Street   (Map)
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-7757, Adult Room
(973) 733-7754, Children's Room


Bus Routes
Collections/Services for:
   Children and Young Adults
More About Us
Programs – calendar of events


The Clinton Branch Library is located on Bergen Street (between West Runyon and West Bigelow Street). The major streets in the area are Clinton Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue, both are one block away from the branch. The Library is one block past William Brown Academy (formerly known as Bergen Street School) and the new Belmont Runyon School of Visual and Performing Arts & Science and Technology.


There is no on-site parking. Street parking is available directly in front of the library or across the street. Alternate street parking is on Monday and Tuesday afternoons 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Click here for a local map.

Bus Routes

#39 stops at West Runyon St. & Bergen St.
#27 stops at Hawthorne Ave. & Bergen St.
#99 stops at Cross Bergen St.
#13 stops at Clinton Ave. & Bergen St.


The Clinton Branch Library opened its doors to the public on December 2, 1925. It was the fourth branch of The Newark Public Library to open. The Library serves the Clinton Hill section of the South Ward and Weequahic section. It is located in a predominately residential area, with many small businesses throughout the neighborhood. The area is continually changing, with many new homes and several new and renovated schools. There are several preschool centers, three elementary schools and one high school in our three-block radius.

The Clinton Branch Library, still in its original state, is a two-story facility. The exterior wood and brick architecture is a reminder of the old, well-constructed buildings in historical Newark. The interior is separated into two stories, with the adult department on the first floor, and the children's room on the second. The adult section also houses the young adult collection. This arrangement has benefited the adults, young adults, and children.

Collections and Services for Adults

Books and Movies

  • Diverse collection of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Books from weekly bestseller lists
  • Popular video and DVD collection
  • Popular magazines
  • Audio books on cassette and CD
  • Word processing
  • Internet
  • Access to the library's electronic resources
  • Résumé help
  • Job and career search help

Collections and Services for Children and Young Adults

Parents, teachers, preschools, and students from grades K - 8 can benefit from our services.

For Children

  • Help finding materials for homework assignments
  • Books, book and cassette sets, and magazines to read for fun
  • Picture books for the early readers
  • Movies
  • Computers for:
    • Word processing
    • Internet
    • Access to the library's electronic resources
Special activities are held throughout the year, including the popular Summer Reading Challenge. Preschool, kindergarten, and elementary classes and community groups can visit and enjoy stories, films, and other fun activities.

For Young Adults

  • Fiction, non-fiction, and paperback books
  • Books for high school assignments and papers
  • Career resource materials
  • Testing materials for jobs
  • Computers for:
    • Word processing
    • Internet
    • Access to the library's electronic resources

More About Us

The Clinton Branch has attracted a large number of teachers, educators, future teachers, elementary and high school and college students in recent years. They visit our branch for information for required preschool mandated programs and materials for classes. The branch serves as a focal community liaison for teachers and parents to disseminate and distribute information for the community.


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