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Before filling out this form, please review the attached JCFPL Resource Selection Policy.

Submission Guidelines

A patron wishing to request reconsideration of the inclusion of any title in JCFPL collections may do so by filling out the form online below, sending the form by email, or sending the form by postal mail to the Library Director to the address listed below. The requester must hold a JCFPL Full-Privilege Card in good standing; any requests made by others will not be considered under the Resource Selection Policy.

Review and Appeals Process

All Requests for Reconsideration of Library Resources will be considered by a committee composed of the Assistant Director, the manager of the facility where the resource is held, the Collection Development Librarian, and other library staff as appropriate to the request. Library staff and/or Board Trustees may be notified of Requests for Reconsideration. The recommendation of this committee will be communicated to the Library Director, who will make the final decision and communicate it by letter to the requester within two weeks of the receipt of the request. Should a requester wish to appeal the Library Director’s decision, they may do so by requesting a hearing by the Library Board of Trustees. Such a request must be made in writing to the Library Director at one of the contact addresses listed below, at least one week prior to a scheduled Regular Board Meeting. The Board’s consideration of any appeal will be limited to the title named in the original Request for Reconsideration.

Ways to Submit Request:

Download the form, complete it, and then send it via email or postal mail

By Mail:
Terry B. Hill, Library Director
Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302

By Online Form:

Submit Request for Reconsideration of a Resource

Use this form to request reconsideration of a resource in the Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) collection. Please ensure you have read the JCFPL Resource Selection Policy before proceeding. A valid JCFPL Full-Privilege Card is required to submit a request.

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Attention: The Five Corners Branch will have a delayed opening at 11 AM on Wed, Jul 10th due to staff development.

The Learning Center will be closed from Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, May 31. Thank you for your understanding.

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

Due to unexpected circumstances, the Marion Branch Library will temporarily close Today, 6/4/2024, from 12:00pm-1:00pm. The Marion Branch will reopen at 1:00pm.

Miller Branch will open at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, due to a delayed opening.

Morgan Branch will open at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 16 due to staff development. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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.

Please note that the Bonetti Department will be closed from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, for the SLP Kickoff Party ,which will take place in the Fourth Floor Multipurpose Room. Thank you for your understanding.

Please be informed: the Cunningham Branch will open at 1:00 PM on June 26th; we appreciate your understanding.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on June 28, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on July 19, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on August 16, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on September 20, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on October 18, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on November 15, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Pavonia branch will have a delayed opening for Staff Development on December 20, 2024, and will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Earl Morgan Branch will be closed Today 6/17 from 2 PM to 3 PM. The branch will reopen at 3 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Biblioteca Criolla Will Be Closed for Services Today 6/17 From 2 PM Onward Due to the SLP Kick Off Party in the 4th floor Multi-Purpose Room.

Please be advised the Heights Branch will be closed for staff development on Wednesday, June 26, from 10 AM to 11 AM. The branch will open at 11 AM following the session.

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.

The Bookmobile is out of service until Thursday, June 27, 2024.

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.

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

The Cunningham Branch will be closed from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM today, July 6. It will reopen at 2:00 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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

Please note that all library branch locations will be closed in observance of Independence Day on July 4th, 2024.

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