Research Policy and Fee Schedule

The East Orange Public Library is a municipal agency of the City of East Orange whose mission is to serve the East Orange community. We are pleased to assist, without charge, researchers who come to the library to access our collection.

Our sizeable and comprehensive collection attracts researchers from all over the world. However, due to staff limitations, we are unable to accommodate the volume of research requests without charging a fee to cover our costs for individuals or groups not able to conduct their own research at our library. Professional library staff will undertake limited fee-based research. The library reserves the right to accept or decline requests. The research will begin upon receipt of fee payment and acceptance of terms and conditions. The current fee schedule is as follows:

  • $25 per 1/2 hour of research, paid in advance. If additional research time is needed, we will contact you for authorization to proceed.
  • 5 free photocopies; $0.25 per additional copy
  • Free mailing via U.S. Postal Service; FedEx mailing at cost

To request by mail, please download the PDF form here.

To submit your research request, please complete the form and make your payment below.

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    If additional research time is needed, we will contact you for authorization to proceed.
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