Community Resources - Newark Public Library

Community Resources

Community Resources – Newark Area

For information about COVID-19 in Newark, visit our page on Newark Coronavirus Resources.

Questions? Need more help? E-mail or call 973-733-7775.

Other help available through the Social Services web guide.







Housing / Homeless



Legal Services


Prisoner Lookup


Water Crisis

Misc. Social Services


We are not currently offering ESL courses at the library (though we do plan to offer them again in the future). Our partner, La Casa de Don Pedro, is offering ESL classes online. They can be reached at 973-481-4568 x 3306, or
Alternatively, contact the New Community Corporation:
NCC – Adult Learning Center
563 Orange Street, Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 558-5536
All levels of instructions
Flexible schedules, weekdays and Saturdays
Jewish Vocational Service
111 Prospect St.
East Orange, NJ 07017
(4/25/2022)–ESL classes are all online at this time, using Zoom and Google Classroom. Zoom schedules are determined by class level at the time of enrollment. There is no cost to attend. Please call 862-704-2252 or email to register. Please have your Social Security card and additional forms of identification (Green Card, Passport, Employment Authorization, I-94) available when you call.
More options

Faxing is available at UPS Stores including the one across from the Main Branch on Lombardy Street.

You can send up to three pages by fax for free on FaxZero or GotFreeFax

General Forms:

LSNJ Legal Guides

Includes tenant, domestic violence, expunging record, child abuse, sexual violence, terminating parental rights, SNAP, etc.

Free Legal Help:




Individual tax forms are here! Information about getting paper forms is here!

You can easily get paper forms by calling the numbers provided or going to your nearest center. The nearest center to the Main Library is at 124 Halsey! There are FREE tax prep sites (income-eligible) in every ward of Newark during tax season.

The library can print up to one (1) tax form per person but cannot print instructions! Paper booklets will include instructions!

More information available in the Taxes Web guide