Local History Department

1860 NJ Topographic MapThe Local History Department of the Chester Library in Chester, New Jersey is a resource for reference and original materials that document Chester, Morris County, and New Jersey history. The Department also serves as a repository for records of the Library. The purpose of the Local History Department is to collect, preserve, describe, and make accessible these materials to the local community, as well as to visiting and online researchers.

The Local History Librarian will serve patrons during the following hours:

  • Mondays: 9 am until 4 pm
  • Thursdays: 12:30 pm until 7:30 pm
  • Fridays: 9 am until 4 pm

Due to the abbreviated schedule, the Local History Librarian requests that patrons make an appointment in advance for research purposes.

The Local History Librarian can be contacted by email at LocalHistory@Chesterlib.org or by phone at 908-879-7612, ext. 33.

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