1. The JCFPL is now operating on limited hours & services, please follow our phased reopening plan for updates. To request books, use this form via curbside pickup. Free mobile printing is now available at select library locations. Reserve a computer during our scheduled hours online or by calling your local library.
  2. The Heights branch library is closed until further notice.
  3. The Marion branch library is closed Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.
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JCFPL Phased
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Updates | BookmobileReturns | Curbside | Safety | Q3 Review


 

Updates (as of 10/15/2020)

The Bookmobile has resumed limited service. Please see image for more details.

Curbside Pickup Service is available six days per week at Main Library and select branches. See schedule and request form at https://bit.ly/JCFPLcurbside. Please see below for more details.

Patron access to computers is currently available at select locations. Please click here for more information.

We are currently accepting returns of library materials. Please see below for details. Due dates for all materials—books, movies and hotspots—have been extended to November 30.

All overdue fines are suspended.

All interlibrary loans and inter-branch loans are suspended until further notice.

Public programs are currently limited to virtual and outdoor events - please check https://www.jclibrary.org/calendar for more information

Get a digital library card at bit.ly/JCFPLDigitalLibraryCard.

Printing from home to pick up at your local library is now available. Visit bit.ly/JCFPLWirelessPrinting for more details. 

Unfortunately, the Library is not in a position to accept donations of any kind during the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that patrons return only borrowed materials into the bins.

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Bookmobile Limited Services Schedule
Reopening Services
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Returns:
Patrons may return materials to the following locations on Tuesdays between 1 - 5 p.m. and Saturdays between 1 - 4:30 p.m. 

- Priscilla Gardner Main Library: 472 Jersey Ave. (Ring Bell at Main Entrance - Buzzed In)
- Cunningham: 275 Martin Luther King Dr. (Back Door on Parking Lot Side)
- Five Corners: 678 Newark Ave. (Outside Door in Back Parking Lot)
- Heights: 14 Zabriskie St. (Front Foyer - Buzzed In)
- Miller: 489 Bergen Ave. (Foyer - Buzzed In)
- Morgan: 1841 Kennedy Blvd. (Inside Foyer - Buzzed In)
- Pavonia: 326 Eighth St. (Left Hand Side of the Door)

Our smaller branches will offer returns on Tuesdays from 1 - 4:30 p.m. :

- Lafayette: 307 Pacific Ave. (Outside of Entrance Door)
- Marion: 1017 West Side Ave. (Left Hand Side of Entrance - Buzzed In)

Our staff will quarantine returned items for 72 hours and disinfect them before reshelving. Please allow up to ten days for materials to be cleared from your account once returned .
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Curbside Pickup:

Patrons are now able to request library materials for pickup using the request form at  https://bit.ly/JCFPLcurbside.

Instructions for creating an account and placing a request: https:///www.jclibrary.org/images/curbside/Patroninstrev.pdf.


Curbside Pickup Service is available six days per week at Main Library and Regional Branches, Monday to Thursday 1 - 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Patrons may reserve books online two days in advance at https://bit.ly/JCFPLcurbside and pick them up at the following locations: 
- Priscilla Gardner Main Library: 472 Jersey Ave Lending 201-547-4526 or Children’s Room 201-547-4519 
- Cunningham Branch, 275 Martin Luther King Drive 201-547-4555 
- Five Corners Branch, 678 Newark Ave. 201-547-4543 
- Heights Branch, 14 Zabriskie St. 201-547-4556 
- Miller Branch, 489 Bergen Ave. 201-547-4551 
- Morgan Branch, 1841 Kennedy Boulevard 201-547-4553 
- Pavonia Branch, 326 Eighth St. 201-547-4808 
Hours for our smaller branches are Monday to Friday 1 - 4:30 P.M. 

- Lafayette Branch, 307 Pacific Ave. 201-547-5017 
- Marion Branch, 1017 West Side Ave. 201-547-4552 
- West Bergen Branch, 546 West Side Ave 201-547-4554 


Please continue to check the COVID-19 information page for information regarding the virus.

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Health & Safety
Cleaning Protocols
All frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day. In addition, all returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours and cleaned before reshelving. 
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Social Distancing
Six-foot social distancing will be observed.
Staff & Patron Safety
Library staff will be required to wear masks and gloves at all times. Plexiglass barriers installed at every staffed desk.
Health Screening
All staff members will continue to be tested for COVID-19 on a monthly basis and to provide subsequent evidence of a negative result before entering the library buildings. Staff and patrons alike will submit to temperature readings upon entrance so as to ensure the highest level of public safety.
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Sanitizing and Mask Availibility
The library will provide access to multiple hand sanitizer stations throughout the buildings. Hand-sanitizer and tissues will be available at every desk. All staff and patrons are required to wear masks.  Masks will be provided to patrons as needed. (Patrons who fail to comply with wearing a face covering will be barred from entering the library). 
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