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Message from the Library Director

Welcome to the Richard E. Bjork Library, the learning resource and information center for Stockton University!

We offer physical and virtual spaces that support the teaching, learning and research initiatives of University community members in an effort to advance academic success for all.

Please explore collections, consult with librarians, use computers and study rooms—make the Library your workshop or laboratory, the place in which you collaborate on projects or complete course assignments.

We’re here to help you become better at what you wish to do!

Kind regards,


Joe Toth
Library Director

Library Facts & Figures

The Richard E. Bjork Library serves the entire community at Stockton University and is a popular destination for Stockton students, faculty and staff, offering ample and varied study spaces, individual and group work areas. The Library provides


  • 187 databases (subscriptions and open access)
  • 72,284 unique titles (electronic access)
  • 712,200 microforms
  • 175 linear feet of archives and manuscripts
  • 1,654 maps
  • 13,716 films and videos
  • 41,000 journals and serials of which almost 90% include electronic access

Services to Students and Faculty

  • 169 classes and presentations reaching 3,228 students
  • 13,048 reference questions answered
  • 120,675 items circulated (not including renewals)
  • 1,239 successful full text article requests (FY12)
  • 367,293 pages viewed on the Library website
  • 135,399 visitors to the Library website from around the world

Cataloging and Acquisitions (FY12)

  • 5,106 printed books and 877 e-books added through purchase and gift (main library only)
  • 0 microforms added
  • 20 maps added
  • 594 films and videos added


  • 2 staffed service points
  • 125 public computers


  • 9 professional librarians
  • 31 support staff
  • 6 TES staff (seasonal)



The mission of the Richard E. Bjork Library is to provide support for the University's goals of excellence in teaching and dedication to learning. To that end, the Library provides services, materials, facilities and access to information necessary for study and research. Internet resources represent an increasingly important component of the Library's total package of resources. They are a necessary complement to the Library's print and media resources. The librarians invite all students, staff and faculty to make full use of the physical and the virtual resources of the Library.

Committee on the Library

The Faculty Senate of Stockton University supports several advisory committees. The Committee on the Library takes advisory responsibility for all matters related to the Library.

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