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Enjoy #HarryPotterAtHome! The #ebook and #audiobook of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (US) is available for unlimited access.

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society and culture.

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Now available, enjoy a variety of newly added fiction, nonfiction, and classic titles for all ages in Hindi.

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Now available, enjoy a variety of newly added fiction, nonfiction, and classic titles for all ages in Arabic.

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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.

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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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Go Digital 24/7

In addition to a wide selection of feature films, Kanopy provides access to the Great Courses and dozens of other educational and instructional videos.
Don’t miss a beat – get access to today’s newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 60 languages.
Enjoy streaming media of all kinds: movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and TV shows.
The JCFPL OverDrive Digital Library offers a wide variety of eBooks and Audiobooks that can be downloaded.
Skip the newsstand and browse the latest issues of high-quality digital magazines right on your device

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LIBRARY SERVICES

  • Digital Services
  • Dial-A-Story
  • Library Card
  • Literacy ESL
  • 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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 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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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. Coming soon: archived Virtual Programs on our 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 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. Monday to Saturday, and 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Sundays. 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.

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