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Welcome to the Jersey City Free Public Library’s Educator’s Corner!

This dedicated space provides seamless access to a plethora of resources designed to support educators, students, and families throughout their educational journey. Our offerings include homework assistance, test preparation, research tools, kindergarten readiness programs, reading suggestions, and professional development materials for educators.

  • Explore Our Resources: Delve into our extensive collection of resources and databases below.
  • Personalized Support: Interested in learning more about our online resources or arranging a library visit for your class? Contact us at educators@jclibrary.org to schedule a session.

Coming Soon: Special Offer for Teachers: Institutional Library Card

  • Exclusive Benefits: Obtain an Institutional Library Card for your school, classroom, or daycare.

Feedback & Partnership

The Jersey City Free Public Library is committed to being your partner in education. We look forward to enhancing your learning experience. Our library staff is eager to assist you in exploring our resources. Feel free to visit your local branch for personalized guidance.

Resources and Learning Tools

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Featured Resource: JobNow


Explore JobNow for live tutoring in various subjects and test preparations, including math, science, reading, writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP, and state exams. Get constructive feedback on writing assignments with the 24-Hour Writing Lab. Access these resources for free with your JCFPL Library Card.
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*Please note that some resources have both adult and kids versions available. To access the kids version, please check the information provided on the resource’s website.

Pre-Readers

ABCmouse Library Card Icon

From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2 – 6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success.

Beanstack

Beanstack is a web and mobile app used to track independent reading time and help build a culture of reading in your library and at home. Beanstack makes it easier for you to help kids and all ages track reading, keeping readers motivated to read, and provide feedback and insights into the reading habits at your library or home.

Kanopy Library Card Icon

In addition to a wide selection of feature films, Kanopy provides access to the Great Courses and dozens of other educational and instructional videos.

Libby Library Card Icon

Libby is a user-friendly app that allows users to borrow and read e-books and audiobooks from their local library using their mobile devices.

Miss Humblebee’s Academy Library Card Icon

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

Elementary School

ABCmouse Library Card Icon

From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2 – 6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success.

Hoopla Library Card Icon

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.

Britannica Library Card Icon

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

Explora Primary Schools Library Card Icon

Support elementary and high school curriculum with high-quality content from popular sources, including full-text databases, ebooks, and digital magazines.

JobNow Library Card Icon

JobNow, 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.

Kanopy Library Card Icon

In addition to a wide selection of feature films, Kanopy provides access to the Great Courses and dozens of other educational and instructional videos.

Khan Academy Library Card Icon

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.

LearningExpress Library Complete

LearningExpress Library Complete is an easy-to-use online test prep resource that helps people improve their core academic skills, earn a high school equivalency, prepare for college, learn basic computer skills, join the military, obtain occupational certification, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

Libby Library Card Icon

Libby is a user-friendly app that allows users to borrow and read e-books and audiobooks from their local library using their mobile devices.

Middle School

Hoopla Library Card Icon

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.

Beanstack

Beanstack is a web and mobile app used to track independent reading time and help build a culture of reading in your library and at home. Beanstack makes it easier for you to help kids and all ages track reading, keeping readers motivated to read, and provide feedback and insights into the reading habits at your library or home.

Britannica Library Card Icon

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

Explora Secondary Schools Library Card Icon

Explora Secondary is particularly useful for high school students learning to complete their own research.

Gale: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep Library Card Icon

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep helps students and adults be better prepared down the road for both college and their career. Discover comprehensive test prep and career solutions from Peterson’s, a world-leading educational provider.

Khan Academy Library Card Icon

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.

Libby Library Card Icon

Libby is a user-friendly app that allows users to borrow and read e-books and audiobooks from their local library using their mobile devices.

Middle Search Plus Library Card Icon

Middle Search Plus is an online resource for middle school students that provides access to magazines, books, primary source documents, and videos on various subjects. It offers content like magazines such as Newsweek, science-related resources, and reference books. The articles have reading level indicators (Lexiles) to help students understand the difficulty and match their reading skills, and it can be accessed through EBSCOhost or Explora interfaces.

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.

NoveList K-8 Plus Library Card Icon

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.

PressReader Library Card Icon

Don’t miss a beat – get access to today’s newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 60 languages.

ProQuest Library Card Icon

Ebook database with over 48,000 books available for pleasure reading, professional development and personal interests. Ebook Central is easy to use, and allows patrons to search, highlight and annotate books. Downloading is also available.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspaper Collection

Essential primary source content and editorial perspectives of the most distinguished African American newspapers in the U.S. Each of the twelve Historical Black Newspapers provides researchers with unprecedented access to perspectives and information that was excluded or marginalized in mainstream sources.

High School

Hoopla Library Card Icon

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.

Beanstack

Beanstack is a web and mobile app used to track independent reading time and help build a culture of reading in your library and at home. Beanstack makes it easier for you to help kids and all ages track reading, keeping readers motivated to read, and provide feedback and insights into the reading habits at your library or home.

Britannica Library Card Icon

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

Explora Secondary Schools Library Card Icon

Explora Secondary is particularly useful for high school students learning to complete their own research.

Gale: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep Library Card Icon

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep helps students and adults be better prepared down the road for both college and their career. Discover comprehensive test prep and career solutions from Peterson’s, a world-leading educational provider.

JobNow Library Card Icon

JobNow, 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.

Kanopy Library Card Icon

In addition to a wide selection of feature films, Kanopy provides access to the Great Courses and dozens of other educational and instructional videos.

Khan Academy Library Card Icon

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.

Libby Library Card Icon

Libby is a user-friendly app that allows users to borrow and read e-books and audiobooks from their local library using their mobile devices.

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.

Niche Academy

Video tutorials covering a variety of information literacy topics essential for student success in conducting research and navigating the Library’s electronic resources.

Points of View Library Card Icon

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.

PressReader Library Card Icon

Don’t miss a beat – get access to today’s newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 60 languages.

ProQuest Library Card Icon

Ebook database with over 48,000 books available for pleasure reading, professional development and personal interests. Ebook Central is easy to use, and allows patrons to search, highlight and annotate books. Downloading is also available.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspaper Collection

Essential primary source content and editorial perspectives of the most distinguished African American newspapers in the U.S. Each of the twelve Historical Black Newspapers provides researchers with unprecedented access to perspectives and information that was excluded or marginalized in mainstream sources.

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