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Welcome to

Hackensack

We're so happy to have you here!

Join us in the heart of Main Street to enjoy free books, events & services for all ages!

Now that you’ve joined our community, we hope that you’ll visit us and take advantage of all of the services available to you for FREE at your library!

Sign up for a library cards and get access to so much content and services. Get started below. 

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Borrow from 78 public libraries in northern New Jersey - that's includes libraries in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties!

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Using the Library

Once you have a card, you can use it to borrow books, movies, and more for free at JPL or any of the other libraries that are part of BCCLS! You can request books online or through the BCCLS app, and you’ll be notified when they’re ready for you to pick up.

JPL is fine free, which means you don’t have to worry about overdue fees on our items if you return materials late.

Free Events

The library offers a wide variety of free events and classes for all ages, including:

  • Art Receptions & Performances

  • Business Workshops

  • Children’s Events & Story Times

  • Citizenship & ESL Sessions

  • Computer Classes

  • Craft & DIY Programs

  • Educational Presentations

  • Monthly Clubs

  • Teen Tuesdays

On-site Services

  • Free Wifi

  • Public Computers

  • Printing & Copying: Black & White ($.15/page) and Color ($.25/page)

  • Faxing ($.50/page)

  • Free Scanning

  • Free Phone Charging Stations

Get Help

JPL’s friendly librarians are here to help! Visit, call, or email us if you have questions - we can help you:

  • Find and request library materials

  • Get reading recommendations

  • Research a subject

  • Connect with local organizations and services

  • Use apps, computers, and other technology

  • And more!

More Than Meets the Eye

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New art displayed monthly from local artists and organization

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The Lawn

The only open green space on Main Street

Join the Newsletter

Sign up for one of our email newsletters for library updates, information on upcoming events, reading recommendations, and more!

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