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JCFPL is a Book Sanctuary

Discover Your Library Catalog

The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) is a Book Sanctuary. What does that mean for you? The Library collects and protects challenged books. From classics, romance, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and more, we have a robust collection of literature. For the love of reading, join us on this voyage to a world full of wonder.


It’s the Online Resources for Me

Limitless Learning at Your Fingertips

Your library resources are unlimited. Connect with our 24/7 digital library for educational content, find sources, and explore newspapers, journals, and other research material. Your library has something for everyone.


Put your skills to work

Apply for a Google Career Certificate scholarship

The Google Career Certificate program can help you get on the fast track to a competitively paid job in a high-growth field. You do not need relevant experience or a degree to complete this flexible, online job training. Explore what the program has to offer.


Library Foundation

Empowering Your Community

A donation to the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation helps your neighbors and positively impacts the community.


Technology at the Library

Connecting You to the Digital World

Let’s face it, the world has become digital, and the community needs have evolved, and so has your library. Borrow a technology kit and hotspot, take a tech class, or visit your local branch to use an accessible public computer with access to high-speed internet. Whatever you choose, we have access to emerging tech.


Library Culture

Immerse Yourself in a World of Culture

Experience what your library has to offer you. Your library offers celebrated programming from music and art with Community Awareness Series, free access to New York City museums, and a Spanish-language center, Biblioteca Criolla, housing an approximately 20,000-item print collection of circulating and reference materials.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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