For borrowing books and for accessing the electronic resources available through this website on electronic devices, library patrons use a bar-coded library card, sized like a credit card. All library cards will begin with the numbers 27954. Library cards are available in 4 new designs! You can obtain a library card online today!
Online Library Card Application
Solicitud de tarjeta de biblioteca en línea
How to access my library account…
To access your library card account, please input your User ID (barcode found at the back of the card starting with 27954/all numbers no spaces) and your PIN (usually written on a sticker on the front of your card)
Library Card Renewal…
Library Cards have no expiration dates. Please make sure to notify staff of any updates related to patron contact information. Before accounts are renewed, all outstanding bills need to be paid. Library cardholders will be required to show forms of address, one being a Photo ID, and another current form of address. Please fill-out the online library card renewal form.
Residents of Jersey City- Anyone age 14 or above must show the following documents:
Photo ID (Proof of Identification): Driver’s license, school or work ID, current passport
Non-Jersey City Residents: If you do not live, work or go to school in Jersey City or live in Hudson County, you can sign up for a subscription account. The cost per year is $50 and gives you access to all of our online resources. Please email email@example.com your request. We require the following information: Name, Address, Phone, E-Mail, and Birth Date.
Non-residents students: Non-resident students enrolled in Jersey City schools or colleges are eligible to apply for a free JCFPL Library Card. Please show a current student photo ID and current tuition bill or class schedule, as well as evidence of your residential address such as the proofs listed above.
Proof that you live in Jersey City: Proof that you live in Jersey City, sent to you at your current Jersey City address through the mail within the past 60 days (such as a current gas/electric or water bill, medical statement, bank or credit card statement, postmarked handwritten envelope, computer generated bill or other legitimate mail, recent online bank statement or bill which shows your current address, displayed on your smart phone). NOTE: A post office box can be used as your mailing address, but you must ALSO provide us with proof of your Jersey City residential street address. The following are NOT acceptable as proof of address: leases or junk mail.
Non-resident employers and employees: Non-resident employers and employees working in Jersey City are eligible to apply for a free JCFPL library card; current payroll stub/or employment ID, together with a photo ID and current residential address information such as the proofs listed above must be presented.
Authorizing Library Card Issuance to Your Child(ren):
Anyone who lives within the Hudson County area is eligible for a JCFPL card. Please provide photo ID and gas/electric or water bill, credit card statement, or computer generated bill from within the past 30 days as proof of current address. Each applicant must also present a current library card, which is in good standing, from his/her home town library. JCFPL Staff need to call the home town library to verify that such card is current and in good standing.
You can check on the status of your child’s account through our web page, www.jclibrary.org by clicking on the catalog link, or by calling the Library that your child uses and giving the staff member the information. Please inform us promptly if you and your child change your phone number or move to a new address, and provide proof of the new address as indicated above. Please fill out a separate form for each child.
Reciprocal Borrowers: Anyone who lives within the Hudson County area is eligible for a JCFPL card. Please provide photo ID and gas/electric or water bill, credit card statement, or computer generated bill from within the past 30 days as proof of current address. Each applicant must also present a current library card, which is in good standing, from his/her home town library. JCPL Staff need to call the home town library to verify that such card is current and in good standing.