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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 Priscilla Gardner Main Library at 472 Jersey Avenue or at any of our branches.Read More
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.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.Read More
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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).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