The Piscataway Public Library buildings will be closed until further notice, but the staff are here for you. Please let us know how we can help you!
- Chat with us by clicking on the speech bubble in the lower right corner
- Have questions? Leave a message at 732-463-1633 x6 and a librarian will call you back with an answer soon
- Follow us us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
- Join us for a book discussion, a tv chat, and more
- Text us your questions at 732-474-8864
- Email us at email@example.com
- Get a library card
- View additional resources for children and remote learners, available here
Library staff have gathered some reliable resources here, including the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub. Information about testing centers, including eligibility criteria, can be found here.
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the Public on COVID-19:
- Call 2-1-1
- Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
- Text NJCOVID to 898-211
- Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance
If you have any questions or are seeking further information, please contact us using one of the methods described above.
Loss of Income and Job Seeking
We know many people in our community are experiencing a loss of income due to the current crisis.
- See what benefits you may be eligible for at the New Jersey Department of Labor website
- Information about companies with a large number of openings in New Jersey is available here
- Use NJHelps to find out if you're eligible for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (WFNJ/TANF or WFNJ/GA), and NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid
- Information from the IRS about the economic impact payment, including what to do if you don't normally file a tax return
- Small business owners may be eligible for assistance from the Small Business Administration - visit their website to see if you qualify
- The Township of Piscataway has collected additional resources for small businesses
- Individuals who have had a change in circumstances, including a loss of health insurance coverage or income can purchase health insurance outside of the annual enrollment period, more information here
- Local food pantries are operating on a modified basis. Please call before you go. A list of Middlesex County food pantries, including their operating status as of March 31, can be found here.
- Visit Brainfuse and click "Adult Learners" to access career resources and the opportunity to have your resume reviewed by experts
- Additional job hunting resources can be found in Job and Career Accelerator
If you or a loved one are feeling overwhelmed with feelings like sadness, anxiety, or depression due to the COVID-19 crisis, please reach out to the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:
- call 1-800-985-5990
- text TalkWithUs to 66746
- TTY 1-800-846-851
- 1-800-985-5990 y oprime "2"
- envíe un texto con el mensaje “HABLANOS” al 66746.
- Statewide telephone recovery support: 833-TALKTRS (833-8255-877)
- Peer Recovery Warmline: 877-292-5588
Kate Baker, Librarian, has selected a variety of resources for improving English skills, available by visiting this page and clicking on the "New Americans" tab. Kate has also organized a variety of online ESL groups - if you would like to join one, please contact her by email or by calling 732-463-1633 x6 and leaving a message.
Rosetta Stone: Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Strengthen skills in writing, listening, and speaking. Languages include American English. For adult and child learners! Library card required.
Duolingo: With the free mobile app or web browser and a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science.
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Music & More!
eLibraryNJ: Download eBooks and audiobooks directly to your computer, tablet or mobile device using your library card. Piscataway Library cardholders should select the library "Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium" when signing in.
RBdigital: RBdigital offers a wide range of magazines and other media to choose from. All you need is a library card!
TumbleBook Library: Discover hundreds of young adult books, graphic novels, audiobooks, and romance novels! No library card needed. TumbleBooks has provided its family of online databases available for free to all public libraries until at least August 31st.
Project Gutenberg: Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.
EBSCO: EBSCO has made the following e-book collections available to all libraries in New Jersey as a courtesy through June, including Academic Search Ultimate; Business Source Ultimate; EBSCO eBooks Academic Collection; EBSCO eBooks Public Library Collection; All materials are available in unlimited format - no wait times for popular titles.
Hoopla: Hoopla is a digital media service providing movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows that you can borrow using your library card. Enjoy these materials on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV. Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Please note: our library has a daily lending limit.
Additional staff-selected resources can be found here, including many resources for children and to supplement remote learning. Many of the resources on this list can be enjoyed without the use of your library card.