1. The JCFPL is now operating on expanded hours and services. Please visit our reopening page for more information and updates.


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Updates (as of 6/25/2021)

As of June 28, browsing is available at all branches. Browsing is limited to 15 minutes per patron. Patrons needing additional time can have their browsing time extended as long as other patrons are not waiting for access to the branch/department.

The Bookmobile has resumed limited service. Please click here for more details.

Curbside Pickup Service is available six days per week at Main Library and select branches. Patrons can now use the myLibro app to request library materials for pickup, at https://www.jclibrary.org/bookrequest. Please see below for more details.

Patron access to computers is currently available at select locations. Computers will now be available for all ages (children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver over 18). Please click here for more information.

We are currently accepting returns of library materials 6 days a week. Please see below for details.

The Library is no longer automatically extending due dates; please check your due dates when you check out library materials.

The Library is now fine-free.

Public programs are both virtual and in-person outdoor events - please check https://www.jclibrary.org/calendar for more information.

Get a digital library card at bit.ly/JCFPLDigital

Printing from home to pick up at your local library is now available. Visit bit.ly/JCFPLWirelessPrinting for more details.

Unfortunately, the Library is not in a position to accept donations of any kind during the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that patrons return only borrowed materials into the bins.

More information regarding in-person browsing will be available in late June.


Bookmobile Summer 2021 Schedule
Reopening Services

Patrons may return materials to the following locations on Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  1. Priscilla Gardner Main Library: 472 Jersey Ave. (Ring Bell at Main Entrance - Buzzed In)
  2. Cunningham: 275 Martin Luther King Dr. (Back Door on Parking Lot Side)
  3. Five Corners: 678 Newark Ave. (Outside Door in Back Parking Lot)
  4. Miller: 489 Bergen Ave. (Foyer - Buzzed In)
  5. Morgan: 1841 Kennedy Blvd. (Inside Foyer - Buzzed In)
  6. Pavonia: 326 Eighth St. (Left Hand Side of the Door)
  7. Heights Branch: 14 Zabriskie St. (Front door off of Zabriskie St. - Buzzed In)
Our smaller branches will offer returns on Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  1. Lafayette: 307 Pacific Ave. (Outside of Entrance Door)
  2. Marion: 1017 West Side Ave. (Left Hand Side of Entrance - Buzzed In)
  3. West Bergen: 546 West Side Ave.
Our staff will quarantine returned items for 72 hours and disinfect them before reshelving. Please allow up to ten days for materials to be cleared from your account once returned.


Curbside Pickup:

Patrons are now able to request library materials for pickup using the myLibro app..

Instructions for creating an account and placing a request using myLibro: https://www.jclibrary.org/bookrequest.

Curbside Pickup Service is available six days per week at Main Library and Regional

Curbside Pickup Service is available six days per week at Main Library and Regional Branches, Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Patrons may reserve books online two days in advance at https://bit.ly/JCFPLcurbside and pick them up at the following locations:

  1. Priscilla Gardner Main Library: 472 Jersey Ave Lending (201) 547-4526 or Children’s Room 201-547-4519
  2. Cunningham Branch, 275 Martin Luther King Drive (201) 547-4555
  3. Five Corners Branch, 678 Newark Ave. (201) 547-4543
  4. Miller Branch, 489 Bergen Ave. (201) 547-4551
  5. Morgan Branch, 1841 Kennedy Boulevard (201) 547-4553
  6. Pavonia Branch, 326 Eighth St. (201) 547-4808
  7. Heights Branch: 14 Zabriskie St. (201) 547-4556

Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  1. Lafayette Branch, 307 Pacific Ave. (201) 547-5017
  2. Marion Branch, 1017 West Side Ave. (201) 547-4552
  3. West Bergen Branch, 546 West Side Ave (201) 547-4554

Please continue to check the COVID-19 information page for information regarding the virus.


Health & Safety
Cleaning Protocols
All frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day. In addition, all returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours and cleaned before reshelving.
Social Distancing
Six-foot social distancing will be observed.
Staff & Patron Safety
Library staff will be required to wear masks and gloves at all times. Plexiglass barriers installed at every staffed desk.
Health Screening
All staff members will continue to be tested for COVID-19 on a monthly basis and to provide subsequent evidence of a negative result before entering the library buildings. Staff and patrons alike will submit to temperature readings upon entrance so as to ensure the highest level of public safety.
Sanitizing and Mask Availibility
The library will provide access to multiple hand sanitizer stations throughout the buildings. Hand-sanitizer and tissues will be available at every desk. All staff and patrons are required to wear masks. Masks will be provided to patrons as needed. (Patrons who fail to comply with wearing a face covering will be barred from entering the library).
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2021 Q2 Review