Serving the second-largest city in New Jersey and located on the Hudson River across from lower Manhattan, the Jersey City Free Public Library system consists of Priscilla Gardner Main Library, nine Branches, and a Bookmobile, dedicated to providing resources and programming that serve the educational, informational, and recreational needs of the truly multicultural population of Jersey City.

We serve the Jersey City community by providing access to diversified printed, audiovisual, and electronic resources that help Jersey City residents:

  • address their educational goals;
  • find answers on a broad array of subjects;
  • understand their own culture and the cultures of others;
  • locate and evaluate information;
  • satisfy their interest and need for current popular materials and topics.


We love our work, but we can't do it alone!

We need your support.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation today.


You can make your contribution online by clicking here or by sending a check or money order to:

Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc.
c/o Priscilla Gardner Main Library
472 Jersey Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302


Thank You for Supporting Your Local Library!

The Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation was founded by Library Director Priscilla Gardner on January 27, 2004 to support the mission of the Library: to provide services and materials for the education, enrichment and entertainment of the people of Jersey City.

Your tax-deductible contribution will help our Library continue serving the diverse and growing Jersey City community now and long into the future! The Foundation accepts monetary donations, as well as property, securities or real estate, trust arrangements, bequests in wills and as beneficiary of a life insurance policy.