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Telephone Reference

Call us and let us help you.  Our librarians are here during business hours to answer your questions. (732) 572-2750 OR adultref@hpplnj.org

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Databases

  • Contemporary Authors
    Research your favorite authors, including biographical information, career path, writings and works in progress.
  • EBSCO
    Full-text journals articles; student resources; searchasaurus for children.
  • JerseyClicks
    Better than Google! High quality databases cover subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction. The suite also includes Informe, a Spanish language full-text database.
  • Job & Career Accelerator
    Start your job search here. Create professional resumes & cover letters, explore over 1,000 occupations and search over 5 million job postings, and much more!!
  • Good Reads
    Sign up for monthly newsletters on the latest books in your favorite genre!
  • Novelist
    Fiction for all ages by author, title, plot, series. Discussion guides for study and reading groups.

Technology at the Library

Computer Access

The Highland Park Public Library offers a full selection of computerized tools for every research need. These services include the online library catalog, Internet access for adults and children, word processors (with MicroSoft Office), wireless internet access and a menu of searchable online databases.

Internet Access for Children

Children who are ten years and under must use the Children’s Room computers. There is no time limit but users must be willing to use a fair amount of time. Parents who are in the library with small children may use the computers in the Children’s Room for a limited amount of time.

Internet Access for Adults

Anyone is welcome to use the Internet. All you need is to request a random password from the Reference Librarian or the Circulation Desk. Users are allowed 30 minutes per day of Internet access. Email can be sent and received, with attachments. Short term word processing is also available at the Internet stations (Open Office), and floppy disks and USB storage can be used.

Library Catalog

Look for books from home and at the Library with the Online Catalog. Place holds on books that are not currently checked in, renew your books and review a list of books that you have out or may be overdue.

Word Processors

Three word processors are available for one hour per day per person. Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Publisher and Adobe Acrobat are available, as well as Windows Media Player. You can call for an appointment or stop by the Library and sign up for time slots.

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