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Reference Collection
The reference department houses a collection of approximately 17,800 volumes and over 150 periodicals.
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Telephone Services
The Reference Department will look up answers to brief, factual queries for patrons by telephone (201-420-2347).

E-Mail Services
The Reference Department will respond to reference inquiries submitted via e-mail. Send queries to

The Hoboken Public Library Historical Collection
The collection is located on the second floor of the Hoboken Public Library. Please call ahead 201-420-2347 to make an appointment to view items in the collection. Click here to view more information.

Computer Services
The Reference Department has 16 IBM-compatible personal computers available for patrons to use for document creation. The computers are loaded with Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. There is no per hour charge for computer use; however, printing costs 15 cents per page for black and white and 35 cents per page for color. The PCs may be used for one hour at a time twice per day and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the technology lending page for information on borrowing lap tops and other devices.

Internet Access
There is no fee for using the Internet. There is a fee of 15 cents per page for each page printed in black and white and 35 cents for color.. The PCs may be used for two 60 minute periods per day and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons with laptops may access the library's wireless network in the library building with out a time limit. The library's printers cannot be accessed via lap top.

On March 13, 2007
the library opened a new elevator and wheelchair accessible bathrooms on the first floor.



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