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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.

The Hoboken Public Library Pop-Up Branch at 124 Grand Street (second floor) is now open Mondays 10 AM-8 PM, Wednesdays 9 AM-8 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.
Please note all loan materials are available for pick up at the Main Library, 500 Park Avenue. All programs will be held at 500 Park Ave unless noted.

In case of inclement weather or to check for other possible emergency closings please call 201-420-2346.

Join us for the Hoboken Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults! This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World." Sign into our Summer Reading Website


The Hoboken Public Library Gallery!

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For the Love of Art: Artwork created by Participant's of HPL's Morning Art Classes
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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. 

Open Mic in Church Square Park
On Saturday August 19 at 2 PM, share your poetry at the Church Square Park Gazebo. Musical guest is Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song.

Fantasy Movie Screening and Book Discussion
Join our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group on Monday August 21 at 6:30 PM, for a discussion of the The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Before the discussion there will be a screening of a related fantasy film at 3:30 PM.

Hudson River Estuary Clean up Project
Please join us and learn how to  get involved in caring for the Hudson River Estuary on Thursday August 24 at 7 PM. Pizza will be served.


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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Build a Better World Summer Reading Sign-Up:  June 22 - August 19. Sign up at  the library  or go to

Saturday, July 1- August 19: Battle of the Books. Top circulating picture and chapter books go head to head each week as the kids vote. Raffles are drawn each week.


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.

Abstract Painting
On Wednesdays August 2, 9, 16, 30 at 10 AM, students ages 12 through adults will look at, discuss, and critique abstract paintings.  Students will create their own color field paintings using both acrylic and watercolor paints.

Homemade Organic Body Scrubs Workshop for Adults
Tuesday August 22 at 10:30 AM learn to make your own organic body scrubs. Come early to reserve a place.


Library Closings:
Labor Day Weekend: Sunday, 9/3/17 and Monday, 9/4/17

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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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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Online Learning Courses are available to Hoboken Library Patrons through Universal Class.
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