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Name: Mary
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of New Jersey
Address: 185 West State Street
City: Trenton
State: NJ
Zip Code: 08625
Phone: (609) 278-2640 (101)
Fax: (609) 278-2647
Appointment Date: 07/23/2012
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Phil Murphy
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association: n/a
Trustee Association: n/a
Other State Library Links:


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: released 2007-2006 data
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 8,724,560
Number of Public Libraries: 306 Systems; 459 Buildings
Total Circulation: 53,847,538
Circulation Per Capita: 6.172
Total Library Operating Income: 437,411,229
Total Expenditures: 405,744,818
Expenditures per capita:$46.51
State Support:26,265,240
Total Construction Funding:17,469,230 Dept, of Community affairs
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 1,070,558


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2007 FY
Governance Structure: The New Jersey State Library is affiliated with Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey.
Library Legislation: ex.php
Library Standards: lwaid002.php#177
Allied and Other Special Operations:
Archives and public records are under the Department of State
Number of Service Outlets: The main library is located at 185 West State Street and is a research library. One of its divisions, the New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped is located at 2300 Stuyvesant Avenue in Trenton, New Jersey.
Collections: Books and Documents managed approx. 2 million
Staff: 105
Income: 26,944,225
Expenditures: 29,716,254
Employment Opportunities: - under human resources then State Library


LSTA Five Year Plan: - click on Services to Libraries
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

NJSL Strategic Plan 2007-2011:
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