New Jersey Room
The New Jersey Room in Westampton is the Burlington County Library System’s space dedicated to local history and genealogy. Come browse our shelves or Contact Us for assistance with your research questions.
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!
Using both surname specific sources and general reference materials, uncover your family's past through our collection items such as:
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
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
- Oral history interviews
- Scrapbooks, including the Nathaniel R. Ewan scrapbook collection and the USS New Jersey scrapbook collection
Looking for a learning opportunity that works with your schedule? One-on-One Assistance is available at all of our branch library locations. Work with a library staff member for up to an hour to tackle technology skills like computer basics, using the internet, writing a resume and more! Get started by selecting a location from the list on the next page. Then, choose a date and time that work for you. Before scheduling an appointment, you'll be asked to provide contact information and a little bit more about what you're looking to learn.