1. The Bookmobile will be out of service on Wed., April 14 & Thurs., April 15. Bookmobile services will resume on Friday, April 16.
  2. Computer appointments at Earl Morgan Branch are temporarily suspended today, Thursday 4/15. Computer access will resume tomorrow, Friday 4/16.
  3. As of April 5, 2021, we will be launching a new version of our curbside pickup service. The last day to schedule a pickup using our current Spaces system is April 1. Read More
  4. The JCFPL is now operating on limited hours and services. Please visit our reopening page for more information and updates.



Shane Smith
Public Information Officer

Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ  07302

Experienced Urban Library Leader Brings Nationwide Track Record of Success to Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J.: Oct. 9, 2018 –The Jersey City Free Public Library is proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Trzeciak as Library Director, effective November 18, 2019. 

Trzeciak (pronounced “TREE-zak”) is an experienced urban library leader, bringing to the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) a track record of success that spans the country, from urban Midwestern communities such as St. Louis, Dayton and Detroit to his most recent position as Director of the Newark Public Library. After conducting an exhaustive, months-long national search and interviewing several highly qualified applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, the JCFPL Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to appoint Mr. Trzeciak to the Director position.


Reference Department and West Bergen Branch Grand Reopening
JERSEY CITY, N.J.: Apr. 23, 2019 –The Jersey City Free Public Library announces the upcoming Grand Reopenings of two critical community facilities: the Main Library Reference Department and the West Bergen Branch Library will reopen on Mon., Apr. 29 and Tues., Apr. 30, respectively.

Read more: Reference Department and West Bergen Branch Grand Reopening

A Clean Slate - Library Offers Fine Amnesty Week, Nov. 13 -18

JERSEY CITY, N.J.: Nov. 1, 2017 –The Jersey City Free Public Library announces an upcoming Fine Amnesty Week, giving Library patrons with outstanding fines an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and restore their access to Library services and resources.

Read more: Library Offers Fine Amnesty Week, Nov. 13 -18

Temporary Closure of Bonetti Children's Room and Literacy Department, 5/21-6/10

Library Director Priscilla Gardner has announced that two departments of the Main Library, Bonetti Children’s Room and Literacy, will be closed beginning Mon., May 21 to accommodate window replacements in those departments.

As part of ongoing renovations, windows throughout the Main Library have been undergoing updates; the aluminum windows are being replaced with historically-correct, energy-efficient wood.

As we announced previously, some departments of the Main Library are experiencing temporary closures on a rotating basis to accommodate the window replacements.  We anticipate Bonetti Children’s Room and the Literacy Department will reopen on Mon., Jun. 11.

Read more: Temporary Closure of Bonetti Children's Room and Literacy Department

Philippine Consul General Donates Books to Five Corners Branch Library

The Jersey City Free Public Library was honored to accept a donation of books from the Consul General of the Philippines, in a special ceremony at Five Corners Branch Library on Friday, October 20, 2017.

In honor of Filipino American History Month, which is observed in October each year, the Five Corners Branch Library partnered with the Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines to expand the Library’s collection of books about the history and culture of the Philippines. Books by noted historian Ambeth Ocampo on the national hero José Rizal, as well as bilingual Filipino-English children’s books, were included in the donation.

Read more: Bridging Through Books

Main Library Closed 3/1 – 3/11 Branch Libraries to Open Extended Hours During Closure 

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   Feb. 20, 2018 – The Main Library will be closed beginning Thurs., Mar. 1 to complete asbestos abatement in the Reference Department, including air quality testing and cleaning. This is the final step to complete the asbestos abatement that was carried out in 2017. We anticipate the Main Library will reopen on Mon., Mar. 12.

Regional branch libraries will open for extended hours during the Main Library closure: please see the temporary system schedule below.

Read more: Branch Libraries to Open Extended Hours During Closure