Federal Documents

The Federal Documents department is closed due to ongoing renovations.

The Jersey City Free Public Library has been a Congressionally-designated depository for U.S. Government documents since the Library’s inception. As one of the 1,250 depositories in the country, it offers a wealth of information – both historical and current – from the U.S. Government Publishing Office.

As a selective depository, Jersey City Free Public Library selects and receives publications from numerous federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense, and many others. Our holdings include books, pamphlets, microfiche, CDs, and electronic resources.

The Federal Documents Department is currently closed while the Main Library undergoes extensive renovations. During this time, you may access a wide range of online resources by clicking here, and Federal Documents librarians are available by phone to assist patrons with reference inquiries and questions.

If you have any questions about accessing Federal Documents collections or resources, please contact Sharon Tucker at 201-547-4555. Assistance is also available at New Jersey City University’s Federal Documents Department at 201-200-3518.

Public access to Government information is guaranteed by federal law: Public Printing and Documents, Title 44 U.S.C. §§ 1901-1916 (1968). For general information on the depository collection, please contact the Documents desk at 201-547-4517.


Main Library, 4th Floor
Phone: (201) 547 - 4517

Department Supervisor: Sharon Tucker
Chief Librarian: Hussein Odeh

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Links for Federal Website

https://www.cia.gov/careers - Employment opportunites at the Central Intelligence Agency.

http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers - Department of Homeland Security Jobs.

http://www.fedshirevets.gov - Information for Veterans.

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers - National Institute on Aging. Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys FDsys – GPO’s Federal Digital System provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

http://www.usa.gov USA.gov is the official Federal government web portal.

http://catalog.gpo.gov Catalog of U.S. Government Publications contains bibliographic and location information for government documents.

http://bookstore.gpo.gov The GPO Bookstore.

http://govbooktalk.gpo.gov Government Book Talk discusses some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present

http://www.whitehouse.gov The White House – President Barack Obama

http://house.gov U.S. House of Representatives

http://senate.gov U.S. Senate

http://www.dhs.gov Department of Homeland Security

http://publications.usa.gov Federal Citizen Information Center

http://www.ready.gov Federal Emergency Management Agency. (Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed)


http://www.fafsa.ed.gov Free Application for Federal Student Aid

http://www.usajobs.gov - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site.

http://www.uscis.gov U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services

Homeland Security Digital Library Collection

Homeland Security Digital Library Collection (FULL) provides access to over 98,300 documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. Available free online through the Federal Depository Library Program at the Library. Ask the librarian for assistance when visiting the Jersey City Free Public Library Federal Depository.

Public Health Reports

Public Health Reports. Available free online through the Federal Depository Library Program at the Library. Ask the librarian for assistance when visiting the Jersey City Free Public Library.



Federal Doc Hours

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Contact Info

472 Jersey Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 547 - 4526

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