The Local History Room was created to collect, maintain, and preserve materials on local history for the benefit of historians and library patrons. In our collection, we have old books, yearbooks, maps, photos, postcards, and other materials from the Red Bank area dating back well into the 19th century. We also have vertical files of periodical clippings about Red Bank, primarily, and the surrounding shore area.

The materials we preserve focus on the following:

  • Red Bank Public Library

  • History of the Eisner Family

  • Borough of Red Bank

  • Towns within close proximity of Red Bank

  • Monmouth County

  • New Jersey

If you have anything that you would like to donate to the library, please contact us at rbref@lmxac.org or (732) 842-0690. Our Local History Room is currently open to the public 2 hours a week, from 2-4 PM on Wednesdays. We are also willing to open the room by appointment.

View of Monmouth Street at Broad Street, Circa  1914  (from the Stratz Photo Collection)

View of Monmouth Street at Broad Street, Circa 1914 (from the Stratz Photo Collection)

Aside from the items available in the History Room, we have a number of online resources as well. We have our self-guided Historic Walking Tour of Red Bank, links to archives of local newspapers, and the history of the family of Sigmund Eisner, in whose historic home the Red Bank Library currently resides, all available at our online resources page.

1894 BOROUGH OF RED BANK MAP

The public library is now selling high-quality 40" by 34" digital prints of an 1894 borough map for $125. Purchases can be made at the Circulation Desk by cash or check.  We are not able to accept credit cards at the library.

If you would like your picture framed, please contact Red Bank FrameWorks.

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