Reference

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

SERVICES:
  • Next Chapter Book Club: Adults and older teens with intellectual or developmental disabilities meet weekly to read and talk about books in a casual, enjoyable group.
  • Exam Proctoring: Taking an online course or need a professional certification proctored.  Contact us for your proctoring services needs.
  • One-to-One Sessions: Need extra help with your computer questions.  Sign up for a session with the Adult Services Coordinator.
  • Talking Book and Braille Center:  Librarians at the library have been trained to offer assistance with audiobook downloads from the Braille and Audio Reading Database (BARD) for patrons who have been certified as eligible for these services through The Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) of the New Jersey State Library.    The TBBC offers library services to New Jersey Residents of all ages—children, teens, and adults—whose ability to read may be affected by a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a vision impairment.

Online Resources

  • New York Times

    Access to the New York Times online from within the library.

  • New York Times - 72 hour home access pass

    Access New York Times from home with this 72 hour home access pass. You must create an account before you can access NYT from home.

  • eLibraryNJ

    Download free eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile device or computer

  • Consumer Reports

    Access full text articles from this perennially popular consumer review publication. Find ratings on hundreds of products, from dishwashers to automobiles. Available through EBSCOs MasterFile Premier.

    Type "Consumer Reports" in the publication field under “Limit your results.” Then enter the name of the product for which you are searching in the search field at the top of the page.

  • EBSCO

    Full-text journals articles; student resources; searchasaurus for children.

  • Contemporary Authors

    Research your favorite authors, including biographical information, career path, writings and works in progress.

  • 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!!

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.

  • Novelist

    Fiction for all ages by author, title, plot, series. Discussion guides for study and reading groups.

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

  • Rosetta Stone

    Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education.

    How to access Rosetta Stone Mobile

    On your mobile device go to the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android) and download the Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone app.
    On your mobile device visit jerseyclicks.org and click on the Rosetta Stone link.
    Enter your library card number if prompted.
    When the Rosetta Stone screen appears log in with your username and password and choose the language you wish to learn.
    On the next screen click the link that says Launch Rosetta Stone.
    The Rosetta Stone app on your mobile device will launch.

  • Jersey Clicks

    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.

  • New Jersey Driving Test - Practice

    Free practice tests for the New Jersey driving exam.

  • Good Reads

    Sign up for monthly newsletters on the latest books in your favorite genre!

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, Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Publisher and Adobe Acrobat, 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. Parents who are in the library with small children may also use the computers in the Children’s Room.

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.