Public access computers and charging stations are currently available on a limited basis at:
Gardner Main Library, Heights, Miller, Morgan, and West Bergen (Mon-Thurs 1 P.M. - 5 P.M., Fri-Sat 1 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.). No Saturday hours at West Bergen. We are offering this service in light of the power outages in the area. Due to social distancing restrictions, the number of patrons permitted in the buildings is limited and all patrons must wear masks, take their temperature and sign in.

The JCFPL is operating on limited hours & services beginning Monday, July 6, 2020. Please follow our phased reopening regarding curbside pickup and operating procedures. Please use this form to request books via curbside pickup. Free mobile printing is now available at select library locations.

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The Jersey City Free Public Library offers a wide range of Digital Services, all available free with your Library Card. Don't have a Library Card? Click here to get one instantly!


Resources by Subjects

Niche Academy is an online learning platform that gives Jersey City Public Library patrons their own online academy.
The platform includes ready-to-use tutorials for common library services like OverDrive, Flipster, and Hoopla to name a few. Get access to our learning tutorials now!

 


Virtual Programs & Services

  • Virtual Reference Service
    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.

  • Virtual Programs
    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 at the times below! Coming soon: archived Virtual Programs on our YouTube channel.




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*Available resources are accessible from home but may require temporary logins. Login credentials are specified below.

Books & Reading

  • AudioBookCloud *LOGIN REQUIRED for Apple App or Google Play
    AudioBookCloud is a curated database of streaming audiobooks with a growing collection of over 1200 titles including dozens of genres and interest levels. The collection includes popular literature, classics, children and teen books, mysteries, sci-fi, history, biography and more. App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.
    LOGIN - Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6

  • hoopla 
    Access thousands of ebooks, comics, audiobooks, and music albums all available for mobile and desktop use. Digital content from Hollywood studios, major-label record companies, and publishers can be borrowed for instant streaming to smartphones, tablets, and computers, or for temporary downloading to smartphones and tablets. App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

  • OverDrive
    OverDrive is the leading digital reading platforms for libraries and OverDrive Education is the leading global digital reading platform for K-12, both offering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming video. App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

  • NoveList
    Use this electronic database of over 92,000 titles to discover new fiction and new authors. Enter a favorite author or title and get a thoughtful list of recommendations for your next read. Browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 160 award lists and 1,000 fiction-related websites.

  • RomanceBookCloud
    Love is in the air. Actually, it is in the cloud. RomanceBookCloud where love and romance is available 24/7. Whether it be contemporary, historical, time-travel, inspirational, YA, or paranormal, you will love to read about love at RomanceBookCloud.

  • TumbleBookCloud *LOGIN REQUIRED for Apple App or Google Play
    TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources, including a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.
    LOGIN - 
    Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6

  • TumbleBookLibrary *LOGIN REQUIRED for Apple App or Google Play
    TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games. With a school licence, teachers and students have access to the Common Core Portal, quizzes and teacher materials/lesson plans!

    LOGIN - 
    Username: tumble735 Password: books

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Business

  • EBSCOhost
    Full text of over 1,800 magazines and newspapers with MasterFILE Premier, Business Source, and Health Source Plus. A variety of other tools for research are also available.

  • Foundation Directory Online
    Welcome to Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Enterprisethe most exhaustive and up-to-date knowledge and insight platform to help streamline your organization’s funding and research needs.


  • Khan Academy
    Access a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history, with practice exercises. Students can get extra help or work ahead in a wide range of subject areas.

  • Morningstar Investment Classroom *LOGIN REQUIRED
    Financial education for everyone from the beginner to the expert investor from one of the most respected names in the investment world.
    LOGIN requires first 5 digits your library card.
    Please note:
    The Morningstar subscription only allows a limited number of concurrent users. Please log off by clicking on the End Session link to allow others access to the database.

  • ReferenceUSA
    Detailed, current directory information for millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses, with separate search modules for health care providers and new businesses. Perform detailed consumer research by with faceted White Pages searching and directories of new movers and new homeowners.

 

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Career

  • NJ State Library: Get Help
    The State Library keeps an updated and comprehensive list of resources for residents looking for help finding employment, housing, medical care and more.

  • JobNow
    JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job, including online coaches to assist with resume building, job searches, and interview skills. The site also provides a writing lab, test prep for high school equivalency and citizenship tests, and skills assessments.

  • LearningExpressLibrary
    LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

  • Lynda.com
    Take advantage of a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover business, design, web development, multimedia skills, software, and more. Featuring searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions, plus Certificates of Completion for your LinkedIn profile.

  • VetNow
    VetNow supports your community’s veterans and their families by providing online benefits navigators, academic tutoring in English, math, and science, and exam prep, as well as career transition assistance such as resume building, interview skills, and career path guidance.

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 Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports (CR) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. The organization was founded in 1936 when advertising first flooded the mass media. Consumers lacked a reliable source of information they could depend on to help them distinguish hype from fact and good products from bad ones. Since then, CR has filled that vacuum with a broad range of consumer information. To maintain its independence and impartiality, CR accepts no outside advertising and no free samples and employs several hundred mystery shoppers and technical experts to buy and test the products it evaluates.

 
 
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Homework Help

  • Britannica Library
    Britannica Library provides the trusted name and information people have come to expect from Encyclopedia Britannica.


  • Explora Primary & Explora Secondary
    Support elementary and high school curriculum with high-quality content from popular sources, including full-text databases, ebooks, and digital magazines. Explora Secondary is particularly useful for high school students learning to complete their own research.

  • Gale in Context: Middle School combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more.

  • Gale In Context: High School 
    Gale in Context: High School supports student papers, projects, and presentations while empowering the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards.

  • Gale In Context: College
    Gale In Context: College offers interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

  • Kids InfoBits 
    introduces elementary schoolers to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

  • Learning Express School Center provides academic support for Math and Language Arts for Elementary grades, Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies for Middle grades, and Math, Language Arts, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology for High School grades. The website features practice sets, as well as e-books and tutorials for some of the grade/subject areas.

  • Miss Humblebee's Academy 
    Miss Humblebee's Academy is an interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!

  • Novelist K-8 
    NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

  • Points of View Reference Center is an interface intended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.

  • Tutor.com
    Get a tutor 24/7 in 40+ subjects including Math, Science, Social Sciences, and English. We help thousands of students get better grades every day.
 

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Digital Downloads

 

  • AudioBookCloud *LOGIN REQUIRED for Apple App or Google Play
    AudioBookCloud is a curated database of streaming audiobooks with a growing collection of over 1200 titles including dozens of genres and interest levels. The collection includes popular literature, classics, children and teen books, mysteries, sci-fi, history, biography and more.  App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.
    LOGIN - Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6

  • Flipster 
    Access digital magazines using Flipster. Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

  • hoopla 
    hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

  • Kanopy
    In addition to a wide selection of feature films, Kanopy provides access to the Great Courses and dozens of other educational and instructional videos. App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

  • OverDrive
    OverDrive is the leading digital reading platforms for libraries and OverDrive Education is the leading global digital reading platform for K-12, both offering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming video. App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

  • PressReader
    Don’t miss a beat – get access to today’s newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 60 languages. App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

 

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 Ebsco OneSearch

Use One Search instead of the open web, and you’ll find thousands of magazine and journal articles, primary sources, educational videos, encyclopedia articles, eBooks and more in just seconds. Need help? Check out this guide.


JerseyClicks One Search

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Educational

  • Explora Primary & Explora Secondary
    Support elementary and high school curriculum with high-quality content from popular sources, including full-text databases, ebooks, and digital magazines. Explora Secondary is particularly useful for high school students learning to complete their own research.

  • JerseyClicks
    New Jersey's statewide portal for high-quality full-text databases covering subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction. Includes Reference Latina, a Spanish-language full-text database.

  • JobNow
    JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job, including online coaches to assist with resume building, job searches, and interview skills. The site also provides a writing lab, test prep for high school equivalency and citizenship tests, and skills assessments.

  • Kanopy
    In addition to a wide selection of feature films, Kanopy provides access to the Great Courses and dozens of other educational and instructional videos.  App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

  • Khan Academy
    Access a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history, with practice exercises. Students can get extra help or work ahead in a wide range of subject areas.

  • Lynda.com
    Take advantage of a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover business, design, web development, multimedia skills, software, and more. Featuring searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions, plus Certificates of Completion for your LinkedIn profile.

  • Rosetta Stone
    Whether you are looking to learn a brand-new language, further your ESL learning, or brush up on rusty skills, you’ll find what you need with this proven immersion method.

  • Social Explorer
    Social Explorer is a powerful tool to access and work with current and historic demographic data. Use Social Explorer to visually explore demographic information, from census and economic data to election and religion data, and more. Users can visually explore change over time and understand the patterns behind the raw numbers.

  • TumbleMath
    Educators have long known that one of the most effective ways to teach math concepts, especially to reluctant learners, is by using stories and literature. TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.


  • VetNow
    VetNow supports your community’s veterans and their families by providing online benefits navigators, academic tutoring in English, math, and science, and exam prep, as well as career transition assistance such as resume building, interview skills, and career path guidance.

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Encyclopedia & Almanacs

  • Britannica Library
    Britannica Library provides the trusted name and information people have come to expect from Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Language

  • Rosetta Stone
    Whether you are looking to learn a brand-new language, further your ESL learning, or brush up on rusty skills, you’ll find what you need with this proven immersion method.


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Library & Informational Sciences 

  • JerseyClicks
    New Jersey's statewide portal for high-quality full-text databases covering subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction. Includes Reference Latina, a Spanish-language full-text database.

  • EBSCOhost
    Full text of over 1,800 magazines and newspapers with MasterFILE Premier, Business Source, and Health Source Plus. A variety of other tools for research are also available.

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 Local History & Genealogy

  • Use your Jersey City Free Public Library card to access one of the world's largest online document collections comprising millions of U.S. censuses, birth, death, marriage, military, immigration records and more. Online access available until July 31, 2020.

  • Hudson County High School Yearbook Indexes
    As part of an ongoing project collecting all the yearbooks from Hudson County high schools, New Jersey Room staff are compiling indexes to help genealogy researchers find photos and information about earlier generations. Currently available indexes are for Jersey City High School (now Dickinson High School) from 1876-1900 and Hudson County private high schools (for example, Hasbrouck Institute, Bergen School, Stevens/Hoboken Academy) 1856-1986.

  • HeritageQuest Online
    A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

  • Fire Insurance Maps Online
    Research the history of your house, your block or your neighborhood using historic maps from the mid-19th through mid-20th century. Search this collection of high-quality color scans of insurance atlases by address or map browse. We are happy that many of the historic atlases in the New Jersey Room collection that are inaccessible at present are now available for our patrons online here.


  • Jersey Journal and Star-Ledger Archives In addition to our extensive collection of local newspapers on microfilm, we now offer access to the digitized Jersey Journal (1867-present) and Star-Ledger (1989-present). Contact the New Jersey Room staff at 201-547-4503 or via our Virtual Reference Service (chat box at bottom right of this page) for help with your search.

  • Social Explorer
    Social Explorer is a powerful tool to access and work with current and historic demographic data. Use Social Explorer to visually explore demographic information, from census and economic data to election and religion data, and more. Users can visually explore change over time and understand the patterns behind the raw numbers.

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Magazines, Journals & Newspapers

  • EBSCOhost
    Full text of over 1,800 magazines and newspapers with MasterFILE Premier, Business Source, and Health Source Plus. A variety of other tools for research are also available.

  • Flipster
    Access digital magazines using Flipster. Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

  • Gale Health and Wellness
    Gale Health and Wellness offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more.

  • Jersey Journal and Star-Ledger Archives
    In addition to our extensive collection of local newspapers on microfilm, we now offer access to the digitized Jersey Journal (1867-present) and Star-Ledger (1989-present). Contact the New Jersey Room staff at 201-547-4503 or via our Virtual Reference Service (chat box at bottom right of this page) for help with your search.

  • PressReader
    Don’t miss a beat – get access to today’s newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 60 languages.  App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

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Music

  • hoopla
    Access thousands of ebooks, comics, audiobooks, and music albums all available for mobile and desktop use. Digital content from Hollywood studios, major-label record companies, and publishers can be borrowed for instant streaming to smartphones, tablets, and computers, or for temporary downloading to smartphones and tablets. App available on Apple App or Google Play stores.

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Science & Health

  • Gale In Context: Environmental Studies
    Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Both interactive and current, the database allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals.

  • Gale Health and Wellness
    Gale Health and Wellness offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more.

  • JerseyClicks
    New Jersey's statewide portal for high-quality full-text databases covering subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction. Includes Reference Latina, a Spanish-language full-text database.

  • MedlinePlus
    Information from the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. Everything you need to know about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations.

  • PubMed Central
    A digital archive of life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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