The Library has been part of the community’s cultural fabric since 1792, when its first circulating library had 96 books for 97 members. Today, the Library holds more than 250,000 volumes of books, DVDs, audio, eBooks, eMagazines, periodicals, streaming services, a museum pass program, a lending Library of ‘Things’ and other materials.
The Library hosts regular programming for children and adults and its historic building features WWI memorial ironwork by Samuel Yellin, a huge golden eagle from the former library and the former Morristown Armory, stained glass window medallions, and a monumental 8’ x 12’ 1867 painting by local 19th century Morristown resident and political cartoonist Thomas Nast. The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center, based in the Library, is an important local resource with free genealogical databases and reference books.
Of Special Note:
• The stained glass medallions depict Columbus’s ships and the monograms of five American poets
• The eagle in the Reference Room was the only remainder from the Morristown Armory fire of 1920
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