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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.

Attention: The Five Corners Branch will have a delayed opening at 11 AM on Wed, Jul 10th due to staff development.

The Learning Center will be closed from Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, May 31. Thank you for your understanding.

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

Due to unexpected circumstances, the Marion Branch Library will temporarily close Today, 6/4/2024, from 12:00pm-1:00pm. The Marion Branch will reopen at 1:00pm.

Miller Branch will open at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, due to a delayed opening.

Morgan Branch will open at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 16 due to staff development. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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.

Please note that the Bonetti Department will be closed from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, for the SLP Kickoff Party ,which will take place in the Fourth Floor Multipurpose Room. Thank you for your understanding.

Please be informed: the Cunningham Branch will open at 1:00 PM on June 26th; we appreciate your understanding.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on June 28, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on July 19, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on August 16, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on September 20, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on October 18, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on November 15, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on December 20, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Earl Morgan Branch will be closed Today 6/17 from 2 PM to 3 PM. The branch will reopen at 3 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Biblioteca Criolla Will Be Closed for Services Today 6/17 From 2 PM Onward Due to the SLP Kick Off Party in the 4th floor Multi-Purpose Room.

Please be advised the Heights Branch will be closed for staff development on Wednesday, June 26, from 10 AM to 11 AM. The branch will open at 11 AM following the session.

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.

The Bookmobile is out of service until Thursday, June 27, 2024.

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.

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

The Cunningham Branch will be closed from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM today, July 6. It will reopen at 2:00 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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

Please note that all library branch locations will be closed in observance of Independence Day on July 4th, 2024.

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