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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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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 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.  

Performance of Three Viewings
On Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 pm come and enjoy a performance directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina with performers Florence Pape, Dave Silberger, and Laura DiCerto. Jerrey Hatcher's play Three Viewings is a mordant comedy set in a funeral home that elicits laughter, provokes thought, and balances entertainment with poignancy.

Don't Diss Disabilities!
On Saturday, September 22 at 1pm join us for a family-friendly discussion of interacting with people with disabilities led by Writer and Hoboken resident, Jack Silbert.

Writer’s Group
On Monday, September 24 at 6:30 pm join the Hoboken Public Library Writer’s Workshop to discuss your writing in a friendly and constructive atmosphere.  Please email: hplwriters @ for more info.

Write a Killer College Essay
On Monday, September 24 at 6:30pm at the Main Library learn how to write a killer college essay from former undergraduate admissions reader Alisha Davlin.

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Eating for the Busy Person
This program has been rescheduled and will happen on Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm.

Global Film Festival -Manhattan Short More than 100,000 film lovers will gather across six continents to view 10 outstanding short films chosen as finalists in the 21st annual Manhattan short film festival. Come and be a part of it on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 pm!

Saturday Afternoon Movie
Saturday, September 29 at 12:30 pm, join us for a Blockbuster -fresh out the box office, movie screening! Refreshments and popcorn will be served.


Teen Programs (Grades 5 & up)

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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+.

Morning Art with Liz
On Wednesdays in from 10 AM - 12:00 PM, Art teacher Liz Cohen will hold drawing classes. 

Beginning Crochet
Tuesdays at 9:30 AM on September 11, 18, 25 and Oct 2 in the Library’s Pop-up Location 124 Grand Street, join us for a 4-week beginner level crochet class, taught by Hoboken resident Lisa M. Barnes. You must be available to attend all four classes. Come early for a spot.

Banned Book Button Making for Teens
Make a free button of your favorite banned book on Monday, September 24 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm in the Makerspace.

Pull String Art
Learn How to make beautiful string art Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 pm. Seating is limited so come early to reserve a spot.

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Eating for the Busy Person
This program has been rescheduled and will happen on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm.


Library Closings:
Staff Development Day
Friday, 9/14/18
Main Branch will be closed; Pop Up Branch will be open.

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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