Welcome to the JCFPL Learning Center!

*It is asked that all volunteer teachers possess a teaching certification or have relevant previous teaching/tutoring experience.

What We Do!

At JCFPL, our patrons are always at the heart of what we do. Our passionate team of trained professionals provide first-rate instruction in courses that are designed to meet the needs of our patrons.

Registration Time

Courses are offered on a rotating basis throughout the year. Patrons can register anytime as a Student or Volunteer Teacher from the links above. Please register on the website to learn more.

Courses Offered

  • English as a Second Language
  • Conversation Clubs
  • Basic Literacy
  • Exam Preparation (GED, SAT, and Citizenship)
  • Computer Skills
  • Workforce Readiness
  • Financial Literacy
  • Cultural Literacy

Contact Us

If you have any questions or are interested in enrolling, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Mission

Mission Statement

To empower the patrons of JCFPL with the language and career skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world


To become a hub of lifelong learning that is as vibrant and diverse as the community that we serve


We at the JCFPL Learning Center believe that first-rate education is a fundamental right. As such, we are committed to providing classes that are easily-accessible and free-of-charge to any resident of our community.


For almost 40 years, the JCFPL Learning Center has provided free, college-level instruction to thousands of Jersey City residents from over 40 countries. The Center’s success is a testament to the passion of its instructors, the commitment of the Library, and the unwavering support of the community. In recognition of these results, the JCFPL Learning Center has been made an award-winning affiliate of Literacy NJ, an accredited member of ProLiteracy, and a participant in TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) International programming.