Free Online Resources with Your Library Card! – Newark Public Library

Free Online Resources with Your Library Card!

While the library is closed we have many electronic resources you can use from home for FREE:

Questions? Librarians are still answering reference questions!
Send questions to reference@npl.org or telephone 973-733-7779
We are “live” during these hours, but you can always leave a message any time:
Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays: 9am-5:30pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 9am-8:30pm
For questions about current or historical information about Newark or New Jersey, send questions to njreference@npl.org
Or call 973-733-7775
We are “live” during these hours, but you can always leave a message any time:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 10:30am-7:30pm

Looking for resources for kids? Click here!

Need a library card? No problem!

Need Internet? Altice is providing free wifi to students and teachers in Newark (instructions here), and open access for ALL to its hotspots.

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Other Resources

USING YOUR LIBRARY CARD TO ACCESS DATABASES OUTSIDE THE LIBRARY
  • Visit the Library’s homepage at npl.org
  • Select “DATABASES
  • Browse the databases by category or alphabetically.
  • Access a database outside the library by selecting “click here” at the end of the database description or selecting the database name.
  • If a database is NOT available outside the library, the description will say so.
  • You will need your library card to access databases so have it ready! You may also need a pin!

HOW TO CREATE A PIN FOR YOUR LIBRARY CARD:

  • Visit https://www.npl.org
  • Click on CATALOG (second item in the menu toward the top of the page)
  • Select MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT (top right of page)
  • Fill out the form: choose a PIN of 4 numbers you will remember
Need Help?
Please contact the Reference Center:
973-733-7779   |   reference@npl.org