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Maker Space Learn more about the library's Maker Space program and take part in the learning and fun!

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The Hoboken Public Library is now accepting credit cards for payments. See our news page for more info.


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Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month, Wednesday, October 10, from 3-7 pm, to check out materials, learn about library services and more outside the Hoboken Historical Museum.



24/7 eresources like Hoopla, RBDigital Magazines, Universal Class, Britannica Library, Brainfuse, and more are always a click away! Get full text journal articles, magazines, ebooks, downloadable music, financial investment information and more for free! Hoboken Public Library Resident Card Holders have access from home with their library cards.

HPL Resident Library Card Holders can now stream 5 award-winning documentaries and films from Kanopy each month on their computers, TVs, or mobile devices!

See our news page and learn how you can enjoy Complimentary Access to from HPL.

The Pop-Up Branch will be closed Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day. The Main Branch will be open regular hours 10 AM-8 PM.

The Hoboken Public Library Pop-Up Branch at 124 Grand Street (second floor) is open Mondays 10 AM-8 PM, Tuesdays 9 AM-6 PM, Wednesdays 9 AM-8 PM, Thursdays 9 AM-6 PM, Fridays 9 AM-5 PM, and Saturday 10 AM-5 PM. You can reach the Pop-Up Branch at 201-239-1930 during their regular operating hours.

The Pop-Up Branch will feature computers for in library use, study space, and small size circulating collections for children, teens, and adults.

All programs will be held at 500 Park Ave unless noted.

Remote printing is available at the printer on the second floor of the main branch. Click here for more information.

BCCLS users currently can have up to 10 interlibrary loan requests. You can read more on the BCCLS News Page. You may continue to suggest items for the Hoboken Public Library to purchase here. Hoboken Resident Library Card Holders also always have 24/7 access to ebooks and streaming music and movies!


The Hoboken Public Library Gallery!

Art Created by the HPL Wednesday Morning Art Class Students

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RSVP for Adult Events at 201-420-2347, at the second floor reference desk,, or our online sign-up service: Hoboken Public Library Online Program Sign-Up.  

Conversational English
The Friends of the Hoboken Public Library will offer free ESL conversation classes at the Library from October 3 to December 19 on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM; there will not be class on 10/31 & 11/21. Contact the Friends group at for info.

Park Bench Open-Mic Concert Series featuring, Every Flavor Weather Machine
Bring your poetry and other spoken word to our Open Mic in Church Square Park on Saturday, October 20 at 2 pm. This month our special musical guests will be Every Flavor Weather Machine.

Sci Fi Book & Movie
Monday, October 22 we will be discussing short stories by the master of Horror H.P. Lovecraft, at 6 PM.  Beforehand we will be watching two classic horror/comedy films in honor of Halloween; the first at 3 PM and the second at 4:30 PM.

Senior Day
 If you are a Hoboken Senior please join the library at the Senior Center (124 Grand St) for lunch, music, and to learn more about the library on Wednesday, October 24 at 12 pm!  Seating is limited so come early.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Please join Master of Ceremonies Harmonica Sunbeam as she guides us through the fan rituals that made Rocky Horror Picture Show a cult Classic on Thursday, October 25 at 6 pm. Wear a costume for a chance to win a prize! Adults only.

Saturday Afternoon Movie
All ages welcome at this month’s afternoon animated movie showing Saturday, October 27 at 12:30 pm. Refreshments will be available.

Women’s Self Defense
This two part series on Thursdays, November 1 at 7:00 pm is about empowering women with the knowledge to keep them safe. Come early to guarantee your spot!


Teen Programs (Grades 5 & up)

  • Give us a call! (201) 420-2348.



Kids Programs
For Current Weekly Storytimes and Special Programs check the Children's Program Page Info!

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Maker Space -
Open Creation Space Time
Every Monday join us between 1PM and 7 PM for open maker space time. No appointment required! Those under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We will be holding S.T.E.A.M. inspired projects for kids during Monday Open Maker Space time at 4 PM. For ages 5+. We will be holding S.T.E.A.M. inspired projects during our regular scheduled open Maker Space time in October on October 1, 15, & 29 at 4:00 pm.

Morning Art with Liz
On Wednesdays in from 10 AM - 12:00 PM, Art teacher Liz Cohen will hold drawing classes. The art classes October 3, 10, 17, & 31 at 10 am, focus on rendering the human figure in color.


Library Closings:
Columbus Day
Pop Up Closed 10/8/18
Main Branch Open: 10 AM-8PM

Early Closing 4 PM: Wednesday, 11/21/18
Full Day Closed: Thursday, 11/22/18 and Friday, 11/23/18

Ocassionally rooms in the library may be closed for special events or due to renovations. Click here to see a list of Room closing dates and times.

Please call 201-420-2346 for updated information about closings due to inclement weather or other emergencies.



Click on HelpNow and JobNow for homework help and online resources for job seekers. Live help is available from 2 PM-11 PM!




Want to learn a foreign language or improve your English skills?
Adults can learn with Rosetta Stone or Mango and for young children we have Little Pim!
Rosetta Stone is now being Sponsored by the NJ State Library
and has additional levels of learning available!

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this includes Mango Premier Films geared towards older teens and adults

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Please be aware this link is currently only working in the library.

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