Gateway Service: Fee-Based Research and Copying Services

About the Center

Your Access to Today's Complex World of Information

Access to today’s complex world of information is as simple as one telephone call to the The Newark Public Library.

If your research needs are more extensive or if time or distance prevent you from conducting your own research, let Newark Public Library’s specialists supply you with the information or material you need.

Did You Know?  Requests for fast facts and quick answers–anything that can be handled in a five-minute call–is still free for the asking.

Services and Fees

Research Access

Reference Center


  • Business information: company profiles, product, and industry information, price quotations, rankings, financial data
  • United States patents from 1790 to the present
  • Government publications: the largest collection of Federal and New Jersey publications in the state
  • Census data from 1790 to the present
  • New Jersey state and local history and genealogy
  • Words and music to more than 100,000 songs
  • The largest public library visual and performing arts collection in New Jersey
  • American history, culture, and biography, with extensive resources on women, African-Americans, and Latinos
  • Literary quotations, poetry, criticism, and reviews
  • Online databases and the Internet

And much more from the Library’s collection of 1.3 million books and over 3,000 newspapers and magazines.

Reference Center  973-733-7779
(includes Arts & Humanities, and Business, Science & Technology)

New Jersey Information Center  973-733-7775

$75.00 per hour charged in 1/4 hour increments with 1/2 hour minimum; plus any additional costs for online searches, photcopying, etc. Rush surcharge for same day service (request received by 11:00 a.m., sent by 5:00 p.m.)

Charges are as follows:

Research charged in 1/4 hour increments with 1/2 hour minimum $75/hour
10 photocopied pages
(from a maximum of 3 items)
11+ photocopied pages $0.75/page
Fax $0.75/page
Postage and handling at cost
Same-day service $20/item

Payment is required in advance by credit card or check. Frequent customers are invited to open a deposit account.