The New Jersey State Library Website: https://www.njstatelib.org
In 1996, the State Library left the Department of Education and became affiliated with Thomas Edison College, a state college of the New Jersey System of Higher Education, which offers distance education to adult learners throughout the state. With this move, the State Library continued its role to develop public libraries and public library services in the state: see the Library Development Bureau and State Library Grants sections of the State Library's website. Operational funding of public school libraries continues to fall under the purview of the Department of Education. Academic libraries fall under the purview of a council of the presidents of New Jersey colleges and universities. Institutional libraries and private schools are under the purview of their governing institutions. Special libraries have no State coordinating office. LibraryLinkNJ is the primary means of coordinating and sharing resources among the various types of libraries. Library Network Law and Administrative Code Responsibilities, prepared by State Library staff detail the relationship of the network.
The New Jersey State Library is led by State Librarian Jennifer Nelson and provides services for NJ libraries, the state legislature and government employees, Thomas Edison State College staff and students, and registered borrowers. With a focus on innovation, future trends, exemplary models and technologies, the State Library provides support for New Jersey’s public, school, academic, and special libraries, and coordination of the New Jersey Library Network.