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Census 2020 is Here

Communipaw Branch Coming Soon!

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage
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Summer Reading Program 2021
Thousands of available newspapers and magazines from around the globe.
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Support the JCFPL

The JCFPL Foundation remains committed to its mission to enhance library funding for the future, propelling the Jersey City Library toward excellence for the benefit of our deserving community. We achieve this mission with support from generous donors like you!


The Jersey City Free Public Library will discontinue charging overdue fine penalties for late returns. We are zeroing out existing overdue balances of all of our patrons so everyone can start fresh.

NASA@ MyLibrary

The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) is thrilled to announce it was selected as one of the 60 libraries across the nation to receive the NASA@ MyLibrary Grant...

Museum Passes

The Jersey City Free Public Library is offering FREE museum passes and vouchers!

ABCmouse is 100% educational, with 3500+ learning activities across all major subject areas- reading, math, science, social studies, art and music. *Please disable adblockers while using ABCmouse.

The Jersey City Free Public Library now offers an app and a website to schedule curbside pickup appointments. You can also use the app to search the catalog, place holds, and manage your account.

What's Happening

Tune in every 2nd Thursday of the month for a new installment of Meet Our Staff, where you get an opportunity to learn more about our amazing staff at JCFPL!

A Message From Our New Director
Meet the Staff Biblioteca Criolla
Meet the Staff Marion Branch
Meet the Staff Literacy Services Department
Meet Our Staff from the Information Services



  • Digital Services
  • Dial-A-Story
  • Library Card
  • Virtual Programs
  • Virtual Reference
  • Wi-Fi
To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Jersey City Free Public Library offers a wide range of Digital Services available free with your JCFPL card. Please contact us for assistance regarding our available resources. Read More
Dial-A-Story features pre-recorded stories for children in English and Spanish. To hear a story, call anytime: (201) 547-4604. Read More

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 library card online today!

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Can't get to the Library for Story Hour? Looking for something to do online while the Library is closed? Tune in for our Virtual Programs on Facebook Live and YouTube Channel. Read More
Have a question? Just type in the chat box at the bottom of your screen to contact a member of our library staff, live on our Virtual Reference Service. Live chat is available during library hours, or you can leave a message and someone can get back to you. While our facilities are temporarily closed as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are offering live chat service Monday to Thursday 10 am to 6 PM, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm. Read More


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.

Learn how to connect to our wireless network by clicking here.

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