New Jersey Room

New Jersey Room Sign

One of the hidden treasures of the Burlington County Library is the New Jersey Room, a space dedicated to family and local history research. While the crown jewel of the collection is an extensive microfilm collection and newspaper index, there’s quite a bit more here to explore! Come browse our shelves or Contact Us for assistance with your research questions. 


Using both surname specific sources and general reference materials, uncover your family's past through our collection items such as: 

Local History

Looking to learn more about your town? Or read about what life was like in Burlington County a century ago? Come check out our holdings like: 


BCLS has an extensive collection of local newspapers on microfilm, covering the last 200 years of happenings around Burlington County. Look through our catalog for a particular paper, try searching our volunteer led Indexes to Historical Burlington County Newspapers, or consult these guides about the newspapers in our collection to learn where to start  

Special Collections

BCLS has acquired or been gifted unique artifacts that help tell the story of Burlington County all availble for your perusal in The New Jersey Room. These include:

  • Account books and ledgers for Burlington County businesses 
  • Photographs 
  • Oral history interviews 
  • Scrapbooks, including the Nathaniel R. Ewan scrapbook collection and the USS New Jersey scrapbook collection