Experienced Urban Library Leader Brings Nationwide Track Record of Success to Jersey City
Experienced Urban Library Leader Brings Nationwide Track Record of Success to Jersey City
Experienced Urban Library Leader Brings Nationwide Track Record of Success to Jersey City
The Jersey City Free Public Library is proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Trzeciak as Library Director, effective November 18, 2019.
The Jersey City Free Public Library is proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Trzeciak as Library Director, effective November 18, 2019.
The Jersey City Free Public Library is proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Trzeciak as Library Director, effective November 18, 2019.
NEA BIG READ: Jersey City
A City-Wide Celebration Featuring Activities, Book Clubs, Performances and More!
#GivingTuesday
Stay Up to Date with the Priscilla Gardner Main Library Renovations
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Jersey City’s Priscilla Gardner Main Library, just north of Van Vorst Park in the heart of the city’s historic Downtown, is one of our community’s most iconic and most treasured buildings. The cornerstone was laid in 1899, the doors opened in 1901, and ever since, the Priscilla Gardner Main Library has been a center of culture and learning for the residents of Jersey City...

Wondering about the real story of the famous Green Book? The Earl A. Morgan branch will host a screening of the documentary The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, followed by a conversation with the film's acclaimed director Yoruba Richen, hosted by Black Wall Street Jersey City.
Wondering about the real story of the famous Green Book? The Earl A. Morgan branch will host a screening of the documentary The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, followed by a conversation with the film's acclaimed director Yoruba Richen, hosted by Black Wall Street Jersey City.
The BIG LIBRARY READ kicks off on Nov. 4 with the winning title: I'm Not Dying With You Tonight by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones - Avalable in ebook and Audiobook format by OverDrive.
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Serving the second largest city in New Jersey and located on the Hudson River across from lower Manhattan, the Jersey City Free Public Library system consists of a Main Library, Branches & Bookmobile...

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LIBRARY NEWS

  • Experienced Urban Library Leader Brings Nationwide Track Record of Success to Jersey City

    The Jersey City Free Public Library is proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Trzeciak as Library Director, effective November 18, 2019.

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  • Priscilla Gardner Main Library Barrier-Free Access

    The automatic doors and wheelchair lift on the Jersey Avenue side of the Priscilla Gardner Main Library are fully operational. Please ring the bell if you need assistance.

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FEATURED PROGRAMS

The Lavender Scare with Producer/Director Josh Howard
The Lavender Scare with Producer/Director Josh Howard
The Lavender Scare with Producer/Director Josh Howard

The little-known story of the mass firings of gay men and lesbians from the federal workforce - an injustice that helped ignite the LGBTQ rights movement.

City of Champions
City of Champions

The thrilling story of Garfield High School's road to the 1939 national championship, and their rivalry with Dickinson High!

Community Forum on Immigrant Legal Defense
Community Forum on Immigrant Legal Defense
Community Forum on Immigrant Legal Defense

Please join us to celebrate New Jersey’s groundbreaking initiative to expand access to free legal counsel for immigrants who are detained and facing deportation in our state.

FALL PRESCHOOL STORY HOURS
Fall Preschool Story Hours
Fall Preschool Story Hours

Story hours will be held at each of our library locations. Children 8 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at all times. For times and dates, please download the story hour schedule.

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RESEARCH & EXPLORE

Check the status of your library account, renew materials, or pay fines online. Apply for a library card today!

Search our catalog including books, online materials, and publications available from our collection.

Ask questions about research, library resources, and library policies that can be answered in brief chat responses.

Search databases to help find the best available resources for all your research.

View our calendar for the latest information and details on upcoming events.

Download digital e-Books, audiobooks, movies, and music anywhere, anytime!
No late fees!

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Did you realize that you can put library materials in patrons’ hands for as little as $10 (1 juvenile book) or as much as $100 (5 eBook licenses)? Your gift helps expand the horizons of children and adults alike, giving them the tools from their public library that helps expand their lives.

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING

Who's Holding That Library Card
Who's Holding That Library Card

Elected and Public Officials, plus Celebrities holding Jersey City Library Cards...

Dial-A-Story

Dial-A-Story features pre-recorded stories for children in English and Spanish...

Fall - Winter Schedule

Download the Fall - Winter 2019 - 2020 Schedule...

Jersey Journal Historical Archive
Jersey Journal Historical Archive

The Jersey Journal Historical Archive provides unprecedented access to Jersey City’s history ...

ABC Mouse

From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2 - 6+)...

Hotspots

The JCFPL now carries Hotspots. Please visit your local library branch to borrow a T-Mobile HotSpot.

Fall Preschool Story Hours

Story hours will be held at each of our library locations. Please check our schedule for story time hours.

Tales of Our Cities

Tales of Our Cities, the Jersey City Free Public Library’s 10th Annual Book Festival...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

17 Oct 2019
BINGO
17 Oct 2019
Children's Play Hour
17 Oct 2019
City of Champions
17 Oct 2019
Crochet and Loom Group
17 Oct 2019
Movie (Adults)

LIBRARY SERVICES

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  • Dial-A-Story

For borrowing books and for accessing the electronic resources available through this website on home computers, library patrons now use a yellow and blue, bar-coded library card, sized like a credit card. All library cards will begin with the numbers 27954. You can obtain a card at the Main Library at 472 Jersey Avenue or at any of our branches.

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The Jersey City Library Literacy Program provides literacy instruction for Hudson County residents aged 18 and up. Literacy Program students range from non-readers to fifth-grade-level readers. Some speak English, others do not; some are learning basic arithmetic and others are getting ready to take the TASC (formerly known as the GED Test). The program offers tutoring in Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship Preparation, and Math. Reading Horizons, a computerized phonics program based on the Orton-Gillingham method, is available for Basic Literacy and ESL students at the Main Library and some Branch Libraries.

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Free wireless access is available at all Jersey City Free Public Library locations to all library patrons. Wireless Internet access is provided to the public as a service free of charge on an “as is” basis with no guarantee and no warranty for your laptops throughout the library.

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Use the online form to send your questions, comments or suggestions. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Do you wonder about your library renewals, or have reference questions or other inquiries, and you need an answer from the Library fast? Text us at (201) 579-0694, and you’ll get what you need (or, at least, we’ll lead you to where you can find your ultimate answer).

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Dial-A-Story features pre-recorded stories for children in English and Spanish. To hear a story, call anytime: (201) 547-4604. 

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