The Local History Archive is currently closed. Please use the contact form for local history assistance.
About the Room
The Glen Ridge Public Library provides a Local History Archive and Research Area to serve the needs of the Library and the community of Glen Ridge. The Glen Ridge Public Library’s Local History Archive Area contains materials relating to the people and history of Glen Ridge, NJ and its surrounding communities. The collection consists of, but is not limited to: books, pamphlets, microfilm, photographs, audio recordings, maps, yearbooks, newspapers, city directories, and other relevant ephemera. Materials are placed in the Local History Archive and Research Area because they are unique, costly to replace, or are irreplaceable.
The Local History Archive and Research Area is open to the public and is available on an unlimited first-come, first-served basis. The priority for use of this room is to conduct research as related to local history and genealogy. General use of this room for quiet study will be accommodated as space and need allows. Patrons not utilizing the Local History Archive and Research Area for local history or genealogical research may be asked by Library staff to relocate to other areas intended for quiet study or general usage elsewhere in the Library if necessary. Minors in 6th grade and under must be accompanied by a caregiver at least 18 years of age.
Use of Library computers in the Local History Archive and Research Area is restricted to local history and genealogical related research. General computing activities such as word processing, web browsing, email, social networking or gaming are not permitted in the Local History Archive and Research Area.
Computers intended for general computing purposes are available on the main floor, in the children’s department, and in-house laptops are available. Printing from all library computers is available for a small fee. Wireless printing is available as well.
The Local History Archive and Research Area closes 15 minutes before the official close of the Library and computers will be shut-down at this time.