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Main Library, 4th Floor

Phone: (201) 547 - 4517

Department Supervisor: Sharon Tucker
Chief Librarian: Hussein Odeh

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You are invited to explore the hidden treasures which await you at your local depository. Jersey City Free Public Library has been a Congressionally-designated depository for U.S. Government documents since the Library’s inception. As one of the 1,250 depositories in the country, it offers a wealth of information – both historical and current – from the U. S. Government Printing Office.

As a selective depository, Jersey City Free Public Library currently selects and receives publications from numerous federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense, and many others. Our holdings include books, pamphlets, microfiche, cd’s, and electronic resources.

These publications are available for browsing and photocopying. We have public computer workstations in the Federal Documents Department that provide access to the many government resources on the web, as well as through this website. We are located on the 4th floor of the Main Library.

For general information on the depository collection, please contact the Documents desk via email or at 201-547-4517.

Public access to Government information is guaranteed by Public Law (Title 44 U.S.C.)


Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

Links to Federal Websites

https://www.cia.gov/careers - Employment opportunites at the Central Intelligence Agency.

http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers - Department of Homeland Security Jobs.

http://www.fedshirevets.gov - Information for Veterans.

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers - National Institute on Aging. Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys FDsys – GPO’s Federal Digital System provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

http://www.usa.gov USA.gov is the official Federal government web portal.

http://catalog.gpo.gov Catalog of U.S. Government Publications contains bibliographic and location information for government documents.

http://bookstore.gpo.gov The GPO Bookstore.

http://govbooktalk.gpo.gov Government Book Talk discusses some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present

http://www.whitehouse.gov The White House – President Barack Obama

http://house.gov U.S. House of Representatives

http://senate.gov U.S. Senate

http://www.dhs.gov Department of Homeland Security

http://publications.usa.gov Federal Citizen Information Center

http://www.ready.gov Federal Emergency Management Agency. (Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed)

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov Free Application for Federal Student Aid

http://www.usajobs.gov - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site.

http://www.uscis.gov U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services

Homeland Security Digital Library Collection (FULL) provides access to over 98,300 documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. Available free online through the Federal Depository Library Program at the Library. Ask the librarian for assistance when visiting the Jersey City Free Public Library Federal Depository.

Public Health Reports. Available free online through the Federal Depository Library Program at the Library. Ask the librarian for assistance when visiting the Jersey City Free Public Library.

Picture Galleries:

Black History Month Celebration - Robert Perry (2015)

Kessler Rep Presented an ‘Introduction to Wellness’ (2014)

Social Security v. Retirement Security (2014)

Free Law Workshops Offered Monthly at Library, Starting October 24 (2012)

Federal Documents Department Promoted Stroke Awareness in its Well-Attended Program on May 17th (2012)


Main Library Closed

*The Main Library will be closed starting Monday, September 28, 2015 due to renovations and reopen on Monday, November 2, 2015. Read more

The Hair-Raiser Fundraiser

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