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Celebrate World Book Day with the JCFPL

With a mission rooted in serving the evolving needs of Jersey City through our Purpose and Commitments, we are dedicated to fostering a love for reading. This World Book Day, the Jersey City Free Public Library invites you to explore our vast resources, participate in our events, and let us be your guide on your … Continued

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The Jersey City Free Public Library to Celebrate National Library Outreach Day, April 10, 2024

The Jersey City Free Public Library will join communities from across the country in observing National Library Outreach Day on April 10, 2024. Formerly known as National Bookmobile Day, library celebrations will highlight the invaluable role library professionals and libraries continuous play in bringing library services to those in need. Jersey City libraries outreach services … Continued

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Celebrating Our Unsung Heroes: National Library Workers Day at the Jersey City Free Public Library

Libraries are the vibrant hearts of our communities, the place we go to connect with knowledge, resources and others. That’s largely thanks to the talented and passionate people who work there. On April 9, 2024, as the world celebrates National Library Workers Day, we invite all residents to join us in recognizing the invaluable contributions … Continued

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Happy Eid from the Jersey City Free Public Library!

As we bid farewell to the holy month of Ramadan, we extend our warmest wishes to our Muslim community members gearing up to celebrate Eid. This period of deep spiritual reflection and connection culminates in the celebratory and hopeful occasion of Eid al-Fitr, a time for feasting, rejoicing, and giving thanks despite the uncertainties we … Continued

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Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2024, at the Jersey City Free Public Library

Join us at the Jersey City Free Public Library for National Library Week, April 7–13, 2024, and celebrate a week full of discovery, connection, and lifelong learning. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April. As … Continued

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Celebrate World Poetry Day with JCFPL

World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21st, a day dedicated to highlighting linguistic expression that people from all cultures can identify with. Poetry can be found in the history of every nation, and even the most basic of poems have the power to stir dialogue and bring people together under shared values and common … Continued

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Happy World Storytelling Day

Join us in celebrating World Storytelling Day through a selection of curated events and resources, all part of our dedication to Lifelong Learning. The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) remains a beacon of learning underscoring our mission and the mission of our committed staff. Resources For information on branch hours and locations, please visit … Continued

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Happy Pi Day!

This Pi Day, explore our vast array of online resources, from educational platforms to digital collections, ensuring individuals of all ages can deepen their understanding of math through a selection of curated resources. Resources For information on branch hours and locations, please visit our Branch Hours and Locations page. Patron Feedback: “I have utilized the … Continued

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Happy Ramadan from the JCFPL!

The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) extends its best wishes to everyone observing Ramadan, a spiritual period for Muslims characterized by introspection, fasting, and spiritual renewal. As the month of Ramadan commences, the JCFPL is proud to reiterate its dedication to fostering Community Well-Being and creating Welcoming Spaces. We offer our heartfelt wishes to … Continued

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Celebrate Read Across America Day at the Jersey City Free Public Library

Happy Read Across America Day! Today, the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) invites you to join us in a nationwide celebration of reading. This special day is an opportunity for readers of all ages to explore new books, discover diverse themes, and find joy in literature of your preference. Our mission is to create … Continued

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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo desde JCFPL! Celebrate with us and explore our Spanish-language collections at Biblioteca Criolla.

Bookmobile Services Temporarily Unavailable from May 8th to May 10th. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

The Five Corners Library will open at 11am on Wednesday, June 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.

All Library Locations Will Be Closed on Friday, April 19, for Staff Development. The Library Will Open for Services on Saturday, April 20. We Apologize for Any Inconvenience.

Today for Hudson Gives, there will be a $5k match minute at 2:01 p.m. and later at 5:51 p.m.. All giving will end at 11:59PM on May 17th.

The Priscilla Gardner Main Library will open at 12:00 pm on 05/24/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Pavonia Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/28/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Five Corners Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/30/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The West Bergen Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/05/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Cunningham Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/06/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Morgan Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/13/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Miller Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/18/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Marion Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/20/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Heights Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/21/2024 due to a delayed opening.

In observance of Memorial Day, all branches of the library will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2024. The library will be open for service on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024. Thank you for your understanding.

Our affiliate library's access to FamilySearch is temporarily disconnected due to technical issues. Patrons will have regular access to the database only. We anticipate that it will be restored within a week. We will keep you informed of any updates.

West Bergen Branch Is Temporarily Closed Today 5/23/2024 due to flooding. We Anticipate Reopening on or Before Fri., May 24.

Please be advised that Priscilla Gardner Main Library will be closing at 5pm today, April 11th, 2024.