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Welcome to the Hoboken Public Library


The Main Library Building is closed for renovation from Monday, November 28 through Thursday, December 8;

The Pop-Up Branch located at 124 Grand Street is now OPEN during regular hours.

For contact, please call the following Pop-Up Library's numbers:

Circulation Department: (201)239-1930

Children's Department: (201)239-8110

Reference Department: (201)239-8020


We want to hear from you. Please complete our short survey to help us as we work on a new strategic plan for the future of your Hoboken Public Library. Also, enter your e-mail address to receive our new email newsletter and be entered to win an iPad Mini.

¡La Biblioteca Pública de Hoboken quiere saber su opinión! Respondiendo a este breve cuestionario nos ayudará a planificar mucho mejor el futuro de la biblioteca como parte de nuestro Plan Estratégico. Respondiendo a esta encuesta, usted podrá ser el ganador o ganadora de un iPad Mini. No olvide ingresar su correo electrónico al final de la encuesta.  

24/7 eresources like the Gale Virtual Reference Library, Hoopla, Zinio, 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.

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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. 

The Friends of the Hoboken Public Library's English as a Second Language conversation classes resumed on Wednesday, Sept. 21.  Class on December 7 will take place at the Pop Up Branch. Classes will end on Dec. 14.  The classes typically meet on the third floor of the Hoboken Public Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30. All adults with basic English-speaking skills are welcome. If interested or to gain more info, please e-mail the Friends at

Business Law for the Small Business
The SCORE seminar on Tuesday December 6 at 6:30 PM at the Pop-Up Branch will help the small business owner understand some of the more day to day legal issues they might face

A Christmas Carol
On Thursday December 15 at 7:30 PM the Mile Square City Readers will discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  At 5:30 PM everyone is welcome for a special holiday movie screening. Email reference@hoboken. to join the Mile Square City Readers email list.

Funny Fantasy Holiday Film and Book Discussion 
Join the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group on Monday December 19 at 6 PM in discussing Christopher Moore’s The Stupidest Angel, a funny parody with holiday horror. Beforehand at 4 PM, we will watch a movie set during the holiday season.


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.

S.T.E.A.M. Club
On Tuesday December 6 at 3:30 PM at the Pop Up Branch,  join our club if you are 6+ years old and interested in participating in science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. This month we will be doing straw embroidery! Sign up by calling 201-420-2348 or stopping by the library.

Morning Drawing Programs
Join us for a three part drawing class with art teacher Liz Cohen on Tuesdays December 6, 13, and 20 at 10 AM. The first class will be held at the Pop-Up Branch.

Holiday Button Making

On Thursday December 8 at 6 PM, everyone 12+ is invited to attend a button, magnet, and keychain making workshop. Two free items per person.

Introduction to Zentangle
On Monday December 12 at 6 PM, join Shilpi Gupta, for an Introductory Zentangle Art workshop and learn the 8-basic steps of Zentangle Method. 

Holiday Cake Decorating
On Thursday December 15 at 7 PM, professional Cake Designer Jennifer Bunce-Timmons of The Hudson Cakery will teach you how to make assorted fondant designs and pipe festive icing designs


Library Closings:
Early Closing 4PM: Saturday, 12/24/16
Full Day Closed: Sunday, 12/25/16
Full Day Closed: Monday, 12/26/16

The Reading Room on the second floor is closed periodically for special events. Click here to see a list of Reading 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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Please be aware this link is currently only working in the library.

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