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North End Branch Library

722 Summer Avenue   (Map)
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 733-7766, Adult Room
(973) 733-7683, Children's Room


Bus Routes
Handicapped Access
Collections/Services for:
   Children and Young Adults
Community Meeting Room
More About Us
Programs – calendar of events


The North End Branch Library is located at the corner of Summer and Grafton Avenues, two blocks east of Mt. Prospect Avenue or one block west of Broadway and approximately four blocks south of the Newark/Belleville border.


There is a small parking lot at the rear of the building, with five public spaces and one handicapped space. The entrance to the lot is on Summer Avenue, just south of the building. As the neighborhood is primarily residential, street parking is generally available. Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:00 – 4:00 are designated alternate side of the street, no parking days for street cleaning. You will be ticketed! Click here for a local map.

Bus Routes

#27 (Forest Hill, Branch Brook Park), #74U stop at Mt. Prospect Ave. & Grafton Ave.
#13 stops at Broadway & Grafton Ave.

Handicapped Access

The branch is fully handicapped accessible, with an exterior ramp and elevator access to all levels of the building.


Originally erected in 1930, to serve the growing population of Newark's North Ward, the North End branch was closed for renovation in October of 1992. The collection was warehoused and the building renovated to include a parking lot, an addition to the rear of the building, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, including an exterior ramp and an elevator to all levels of the building, a community meeting room, and a story "pit" in the Children's Room. Provisions were also made to allow for computer technology. The completed building was reopened on December 15, 1994.

Collections and Services for Adults

Books and Movies

  • Diverse collection of nonfiction books
  • Books from weekly bestseller lists
  • Popular video collection
  • Popular magazines
  • Spanish language books and magazines
  • ESOL materials
  • Audio books on cassette and CD
  • Word processing
  • Internet
  • Access to the library's electronic resources

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
  • Educational video collection for teachers
  • 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 and kindergarten classes 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

Community Meeting Room

Our community meeting room is regularly used by school and community groups. It has a capacity of 50 to 60 people seated at tables, or up to 100, seated auditorium style. The room may be used during regular hours and can be reserved by calling the Branch Manager at 973-733-7766.

More About Us

North End has attracted a large number of short-term volunteers in recent years, primarily students needing to complete service hours as a school requirement. The branch also serves as a clearinghouse for community information, especially for jobs and cultural activities.

Patrons can avail themselves of our ongoing book sale and coupon exchange.


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