About Us

Our History

Library History - The story of how we came to be!

Our Staff

Our Staff - Email addresses for dept. heads and the board.

Friends of the Library

Friends of EOPL - Make a difference. Join our Friends group.

Library Policies

Library Policies - The boring stuff but you have a right to know.


Newsletters & PR - Newsletters and press releases.

Local History

Local History - Take a closer look at the places in your city.

Our Mission

The East Orange Public Library helps people of all ages meet their informational, educational, and recreational needs by acquiring organizing, and assisting in the use of print and non-print resources.

Job Application

East Orange Public Library - a nice place to visit, a great place to work. Download a job application.

Budget and Finance Policy

The East Orange Public Library has a Board-approved written budget. This Budget is developed annually as a cooperative process between the Board's Finance Committee, the Library Director, and additional staff members with responsibility for budgetary elements. Each year, the Board of Trustees determines if the library's revenues are adequate to meet the needs of the community. If the revenues are not adequate to meet the needs of the community, the Board of Trustees takes action to increase the library's revenue.

On a monthly basis, the Library Director presents written reports on library operations to the Board of Trustees. These reports include such areas as finance, library usage, matters of personnel, collection development, and programming in addition to any other relevant and pertinent information.

The library maintains complete records of library operations in a manner easily understood by the public as well as the Board of Trustees and the Library Director. This record of library operations is presented at each board of trustees monthly meeting and clearly indicates the financial position of the library.

Approved by the Board on 9/11/03.