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Our Mission to Promote Digital Equity and Literacy

At the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL), we aim to ensure digital equity by providing resources and fostering an environment that promotes digital literacy and access for all. We firmly believe in empowering our community members to navigate the digital world confidently through a broad range of services, including free WiFi, public computers, and comprehensive learning programs. By offering these resources and more, we aim to bridge the digital divide and foster a digitally proficient community, affirming our commitment to democratizing digital access and skills.


Public Computers

We offer free access to public computers at all our branches, ensuring everyone in our community can access digital services, search for jobs, perform school work, and more.


Wireless Printing

At JCFPL, we understand that only some have a printer at home. We’re bridging the gap by providing wireless printing services to all our patrons. Whether you need to print an important document or your child’s homework, we’re here to help.

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Technology Kits

Our technology kits are designed to provide hands-on experience with the latest tech devices. Each kit includes a laptop bag, a Chromebook with built in LTE, a charging cable, and a quick start guide. These kits enable you to learn and explore quickly, boosting your digital literacy skills.

We also provide hotspots; however, they may not always be available for checkout due to their popularity among our patrons. We recommend that you contact your local branch library to confirm the availability of a hotspot before planning to check one out.


Niche Academy

With access to Niche Academy, you gain access to various online courses designed to increase digital literacy and enhance your knowledge on various topics.

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Google Career Certificates

We provide free access to Google Career Certificates, helping you gain job-ready skills to fast-track your career. Grow with Google at JCFPL.


Learning Express Computer Skills

At JCFPL, we offer access to Learning Express’s comprehensive video courses. These fun and interactive resources empower you to master crucial computer skills for academic achievement and career advancement.


Computer Learning Programs

From basic computer literacy to advanced software skills, our wide range of computer learning programs empowers patrons of all ages and abilities to thrive in the digital age. Visit the Computer Learning Resource Center below.


Learn a New Language with Rosetta Stone

Through our partnership with Rosetta Stone, you can learn a new language or polish your language skills for free. Unlock new cultures and expand your horizons with JCFPL.

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Stay Connected with Free WiFi

We offer free, high-speed WiFi at all our branches. Whether you need to catch up on work, access online resources, or stay connected with family and friends, we provide the digital access you need.


Udemy

JCFPL provides free access to Udemy’s vast library of online courses. Whether you want to learn a new hobby, upgrade your skills, or start a new career, Udemy can help you achieve your goals.

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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.