(Please note: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused some of these services to be unavailable at this time.)

Our reference librarians are specially trained in children's, young adult, and adult services. They can request materials from partner libraries, place holds on materials, assist your research, recommend books, show you how to use our online catalog, provide computer access, locate materials for you, or answer any other question you have.

The librarians also have access to print and electronic indexes that provide citations to newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of subjects. Articles can be obtained in print, microfilm, or online format. As a member of the New Jersey Library Network, the New Brunswick Free Public Library has the power to go far beyond its own doors to provide the information needed.

Our services are available in person, by phone, or by email. It might surprise you how much of our library's services are completely free. Take advantage of our access! 

Phone: 732-745-5108
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Career Services

As of August 2nd, 2021, the New Brunswick Free Public Library is offering career help for those who need to build resumes and cover letters, fill out job applications, prepare for their interviews, etc. The service is free and staff are bilingual in Spanish and English.

This service will be by appointment only until further notice.
Service hours:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Fridays: 2 - 5 p.m.

Please contact the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 x20 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

This service is made possible by the ALA COVID Library Relief Fund.

Libraries to Business

The NBFPL is proud to be a Libraries to Business advocate. Libraries are playing a vital role in helping NJ businesses and residents recover in the wake of economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many New Jersey libraries have banded together in order to continue to act in the way that they have for centuries: as a conduit for information. The calendar housed on libs2b.com represents combined efforts and expert insights from government entities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and individual experts.

Libraries Focused on the Future

Visit the Libraries Focused on the Future webpage, provided through NJLWD funding and the Plainfield Public Library, for virtual job search assistance and digital literacy programs offered for free to all NJ residents. From this landing page you can access free, live, person-to-person chat for help with:

  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Job Search
  • Interview skills
  • Completing application forms
as well as free Digital Literacy Training and Certification.