New Jersey Room
Resources And Services

472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, N.J. 07302
3rd Floor

Mon - Wed - Fri - Sat: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Tues & Thurs: 9:00AM-8:00PM


Histories of New Jersey and its counties and cities; studies of New Jersey government, social and economic conditions, arts and crafts, industry; information on recreation and tourist attractions; state industrial directories.

Directories of the City of Jersey City from 1849-1925; directories of other New Jersey Cities.

Jersey City Code, the laws of the City.

Real Estate Atlas of Hudson County: location, tax valuation, and ownership of each lot in Hudson County plus current Green Sheets recording property sales.

Documents: Official publications of Jersey City, Hudson County, and New Jersey. (Please note that the Library does not have every publication of the city, county, and state.)

Periodicals: 150 current periodicals plus many which have ceased publication.

Topical File of news items, articles and pamphlet material.

Index to The Jersey Journal the years 1910-1954 and 1968 to the present.

Maps of Jersey City, Hudson County, and New Jersey including early maps and topographic surveys as well as current road maps. Atlases of Jersey City, Hudson County, and other counties in New Jersey which show structures in existence at the time the atlases were prepared.

Books by New Jersey authors literature with a New Jersey locale.

Jersey City Picture Collection: prints, postcards, and photographs.

Census Data: state & federal census records on microfilm (but no Soundex). With an address, the New Jersey Room can determine the enumeration district or ward and direct the patron to the appropriate reel.

The New Jersey Room has census statistics starting with the 1830 census

The city directories (1850-1925) for Jersey City are available at the New Jersey Room. These contains the names and occupations of residents

By 1949, the era of the trolley car was over.

A Wide Variety Of Business Resources Are Also Available.


The New Jersey Room is a reference collection for adults and high school students.

Photocopies of printed and microfiled library materials are available at ten to fifty cents per copy.

The librarians at the New Jersey Room will do their best to answer by phone simple, Jersey City specific questions. Please do realize that the staff's time is basically completely utilized by the ever-growing number of visitors.

The NJ Room is a collection of resources. It's not a research service. Actual projects will require that you come to the library to do the work yourself.

If you cannot visit the library, you may wish to hire a private researcher. Below is a list of individuals who have used the facilities:

Robert Murgitroyd
135 Irving Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Fax: 201-418-8831

Barbara B. Petrick, Ph.D.
85 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Fax: 201-659-2802

Mary M. Middleton
47 Cottage Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
Fax: 973-763-0841

The old Colgate plant at York Street near Hudson Street

Glorious, Full-Color Postcards

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