Welcome to Wayne Public Library located in beautiful Wayne, New Jersey, a town rich in history from General Anthony Wayne to Albert Payson Terhune and its many historical homes and museums. Wayne Public Library officially opened on July 24, 1923 with 2 buildings one in Mountain view and the other in Preakness. Today the library along with the Preakness Branch serves a population of over 58,000 people and provides public computers for library card holders, access to Wi-Fi, areas for using laptops, wireless printing, online meeting room reservations, English as a Second Language tutoring, a Friends of the Library book sale room and a variety of programs for the community. The library collections include over 190,000 items that includes books, audiobooks, DVDs and more.
Wayne Public Library is a member of the PALS Plus System (Passaic County New Jersey Area Libraries) and participates in the Open Borrowing Program. Being a member of PALS Plus affords Wayne card holders access to the many other libraries in our system, while Open Borrowing expands the public access to many more libraries and their collections.
Due to the rain there is no roof construction scheduled for April 21, 2017. All public areas of the Main Library will be available for use.
The library is not able to accept donations due the zone construction by the delivery door. As they work on replacing the roof, different sections of the Reference and Non-Fiction areas will be off limits to staff and patrons due to safety concerns limitings some services. During this time the Preakness Library will be fully operational.