1. The JCFPL is now operating on limited hours & services, please follow our phased reopening plan for updates. To request books, use this form via curbside pickup. Free mobile printing is now available at select library locations. Reserve a computer during our scheduled hours online or by calling your local library.
  2. The Heights branch is closed until further notice.
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Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or inappropriate.

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We honor the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg with a collection of materials for all ages.

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Miss Humblebee’s Academy is a fun, interactive, and award-winning, online kindergarten-readiness learning solution for children ages 3 to 6.

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Solidarity, division, exclusion, and celebration-unearth rare LGBTQ history through the largest digital collection of primary sources on the social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world.

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Celebramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana para reconocer cómo la cultura hispana ha contribuido a nuestro país.

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Gale in Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes.

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As a middle schooler, research can be challenging, right? You’re not a research guru just yet, and online searches on their own can lead you to unreliable content. Thankfully, Gale in Context: Middle School integrates citable content from magazines, newspapers, videos, and primary sources into an easy-to-navigate database developed with you in mind.

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When you have a paper, project, or presentation to complete, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. Gale in Context: High School simplifies your search for information by bringing together hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections into one easy-to-use database.

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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 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.

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

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