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Welcome to the JCFPL Learning Center!

*It is asked that all 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 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

Vision

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

Philosophy

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.

About

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.

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo desde JCFPL! Celebrate with us and explore our Spanish-language collections at Biblioteca Criolla.

Bookmobile Services Temporarily Unavailable from May 8th to May 10th. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

The Five Corners Library will open at 11am on Wednesday, June 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.

All Library Locations Will Be Closed on Friday, April 19, for Staff Development. The Library Will Open for Services on Saturday, April 20. We Apologize for Any Inconvenience.

Today for Hudson Gives, there will be a $5k match minute at 2:01 p.m. and later at 5:51 p.m.. All giving will end at 11:59PM on May 17th.

The Priscilla Gardner Main Library will open at 12:00 pm on 05/24/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Pavonia Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/28/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Five Corners Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 05/30/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The West Bergen Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/05/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Cunningham Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/06/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Morgan Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/13/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Miller Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/18/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Marion Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/20/2024 due to a delayed opening.

The Heights Branch will open at 12:00 pm on 06/21/2024 due to a delayed opening.

In observance of Memorial Day, all branches of the library will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2024. The library will be open for service on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024. Thank you for your understanding.

Our affiliate library's access to FamilySearch is temporarily disconnected due to technical issues. Patrons will have regular access to the database only. We anticipate that it will be restored within a week. We will keep you informed of any updates.

West Bergen Branch Is Temporarily Closed Today 5/23/2024 due to flooding. We Anticipate Reopening on or Before Fri., May 24.

Please be advised that Priscilla Gardner Main Library will be closing at 5pm today, April 11th, 2024.