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.

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Library Policies

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


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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

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Execution of Contracts

The director, as chief administrative officer of the Library, or the assistant director, in the absence of the director, shall have the authority to purchase equipment or any supplies needed for the routine and normal operation of the library for which funds have been appropriated. Furthermore, the director, or the assistant director, in the absence of the director, shall have the authority to sign, approve, and otherwise endorse service agreements, lease agreements, and any such other operating and maintenance agreements necessary for the safety and protection of the Library, its property, staff and the general public for which funds have been appropriated. Board approval shall be required for contracts representing an agreement extending beyond one year, or for all contracts involving the lease, purchase, sale or disposal of real property (of a value exceeding $17,500) or as determined by the Public Contracts Law.

The director shall report monthly to the Board of Trustees the nature and cost, if any, of any agreement or contracts entered into on behalf of the Library in the previous month.

Approved by the Board on 9/12/02.