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Newark Public Library

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Amazing hidden treasure

This is an true hidden gem of the City of Newark. Let's start with the The Ballantine House, a... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Newark, New Jersey
this library is tops.

it looks small when compared to nyc and other bettter known libraries. but, you will find theat is... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
new jersey
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is an true hidden gem of the City of Newark. Let's start with the The Ballantine House, a restored home from the Victorian Era. It is beautifully maintained and actually allows a walk-through. Next, the Dreyfuss Planetarium provides amazing shows daily and is connected...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

it looks small when compared to nyc and other bettter known libraries. but, you will find theat is a complete library that can provide all you reading and research needs. the library staff includes experts in all fields to assist with your needs.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jhatwo
Reviewed 28 August 2018

One of the best library in Newark area & has a huge collection of books for all ages. Recently, they have changed their policies. Please check with the receptionist for any queries.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank vishwaj25
Reviewed 23 May 2018

There is a vast amount of knowledge in this building, as with all libraries. BUT if you want a vast amount of in depth history about ANYTHING in the city, you can find it here.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank theodore919
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I just went here today, and in addition to reading many kinds of books, this library also helps those who need help in filing their taxes, using the computers for different--especially for job seeking. One can also look at special exhibits on two floors; today...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Dotty K
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I visited this library to do some research for my book . It was black history month and the exhibits were valuable . What really attracted me was the old architecture of the building and it's modern day technology use . Staff very helpful .

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Geoffrey A
Reviewed 18 January 2018

the are very quiet place very friendly people the works over ther the computers is great i love to spend time at the library an kearny

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A valuable resource especially for the history of Newark and African American History. The interior is embellished with beautiful wall decor in a space that is ample, quiet and conducive to reading. Speeches and exhibits are frequent at this site.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a very nice library in downtown Newark. It's worth visiting if only to see the building itself, but also worth visiting the 3rd floor to take in the history of Newark. It was not particularly quiet due to the amount of tourists so...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bradt255
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The Newark Public Library boasts a treasure trove of historical documents and displays. The building is beautiful and it's well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank gamlam
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