NPL Announcement - Newark Public Library

NPL Announcement

Our doors may be closed, but we are open for you 24/7/365!

Until we reopen on Tuesday, December 8, please hold onto materials you have borrowed from the Library.  You will not be fined for lateness.

The Newark Public Library is proud to offer a robust selection of core and specialized services to patrons through our web, social media and digital platforms, which are all available FREE with your NPL library card!

To get a weekly e-mail of all our virtual programs sign up here.

To view future programs click here.

To view past programs click here.

Students, parents and teachers can take advantage of live online homework help and writing assistance offered by Brainfuse, which can be found by clicking on the link to Kids Place .  Additional educational resources are available through Gale in Context, also found on Kids Place.

And don’t forget, Brainfuse offers opportunities for teen and adult learners.

NPL is hosting online storytimes via Facebook Live. Please tune in at 11:00 a.m & 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday to participate!

Patrons learn a new language, watch free movies, access library materials and special collections. We encourage everyone to utilize Rosetta Stone, Kanopy and Libby for hours of entertainment and/or education.  You can access all library resources via a computer, tablet, or smartphone from the comfort and convenience of your home!

Librarians love questions! Please don’t hesitate to ask any of yours by emailing

We look forward to serving you!

NPL is providing important community information about coronavirus at

Please visit our website at, check us out on Facebook at, and find out what’s happening on Twitter or Instagram at @NewarkLibrary.

To safeguard the health and safety of our patrons and staff during this difficult period, Newark Public Library branches will be closed until further notice.

“Read. Learn. Know. Grow.” with the Newark Public Library.

Notice: March 25, 2020 Newark Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Due to the current State of Emergency, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 104, and in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the March 25, 2020, Newark Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  The new date of the meeting will be advertised in accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Meeting Act.
We urge all residents and patrons to practice the protocols put in place for your safety and the safety of others around you, and hope that our on-line resources are of service to you during this time.
Be WELL, Community!
Lauren Wells, Ph.D.
President, Board of Trustees
Newark Public Library