1. The JCFPL is now operating on limited hours and services. Please visit our reopening page for more information and updates.
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Digital Services
Digital Services
Covid-19 Information
Commitment to Racial Equity
Census 2020 is Here
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage
Summer Reading Program 2021
Summer Reading Program 2021
Summer Reading Program 2021
Homework Help
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
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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.

Summer Reading Program 2021

Are you ready for another exciting year of the Summer Reading Program? This year we celebrate animal stories with the theme "Tails & Tales." The program runs from Monday, June 21, 2021 through Friday, August 13, 2021.

Choose Your Own Privacy Adventure

An interactive way to explore the library's privacy resources.

We Are Now Fine Free!

Here at the Jersey City Free Public Library, we believe in empowering all people to strive for their dreams and goals. By eliminating fines for our materials, we can continue to do just that while cultivating equity by reaching even more people in our community.

ABCmouse

The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it! (From Age of Learning, Inc.)

Summer Meals Program

Tens of thousands of New Jersey children rely on school meals to get the nutrition they need to be healthy and learn. When school lets out for the summer a child's need for food does not go away...

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LIBRARY RESOURCES
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MEET OUR STAFF

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!

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Meet Our Staff from the West Bergen Branch Library
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Meet Our Staff from the Bookmobile
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Meet Our Staff from the Earl Morgan Branch Library
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Meet Our Staff from the Heights Branch Library
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Meet Our Staff from the Glenn D. Cunningham Branch Library
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SEARCH JCLIBRARY

LIBRARY 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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