Morris County Library

30 East Hanover Avenue * Whippany * NJ 07981 M-Th: 9am-9pm | F-Sat: 9am-5pm | Sun: 1pm-5pm (September -April)

MCL began operations in 1922, a year after Morris County residents voted to support a library. Miss Edith L. Smith was hired as County Librarian, beginning work on July 1, 1922. By the end of the year 10,087 books had been catalogued and 99 library stations had been set up in country stores, schools and town libraries. A library car was purchased to travel throughout the county, delivering books to the stations and 83,000 residents.  On November 18, 1968 MCL moved from the County courthouse in Morristown, to its present location on Hanover Avenue. In 2000 a two story addition was put on the front of the building and the old completely renovated to provide County residents with a 21st century facility.  MCL serves nearly 500,000 people and joins with municipal libraries in Morris through M.A.I.N., the Morris Automated Information Network.

Of Special Note:

  • Began operations in 1922, a year after Morris County residents voted to support a library.

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]