SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library has created help line to answer a range of questions that Summit residents may have while people are under 'stay-at-home' orders and the Library is closed. Residents can call 908-273-0350, then touch option 3, and they will get connected to a Summit librarian who is working remotely from home.

The service, activated today, is available Mondays - Fridays, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Summit residents can ask librarians a variety of questions, including:

  • How to find info about COVID-19
  • How individuals and small businesses can find help during the crisis
  • How to find opportunities to volunteer during this crisis
  • What restaurants are open for takeout / pickup
  • How to find info for unemployment insurance
  • How to connect to resources to apply for SBA Loans and other incentives supporting small businesses
  • How to find book reviews, virtual tours of museums, national parks, and other facilities, media articles, book and movies and more
  • How to use the Library's eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital movies and online courses
  • How to do / find research on a variety of topics
  • How to start genealogical research with free remote access to Ancestry and Heritage Quest

Susan Permahos, director of the Summit Free Public Library worked with members of the Library Board to help make this vital service become a reality, and said, “Frankly, the library is the center of our community, and our librarians are an invaluable resource who Summit area residents have come to rely on while our library doors were open. Having remote access during this challenging time is just an extension of what we do on a daily basis, and we’re thrilled that we can now offer this service remotely while our doors are closed.”