Welcome to the catalog of the Hoboken Public Library, a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System. You may search for items owned by over seventy libraries and within some BCCLS databases. Books not available within the BCCLS catalog may be requested through Jerseycat (Statewide ILL catalog) by resident Hoboken library card holders. For browsers who just want to know what general call number area to look in for nonfiction you can use the Dewey Decimal Classification Table.

Please note a few of these resources require a pin number/password. You can retrieve your pin number by going to this bccls page and entering your library card. It will send it to you by the email that you have associated with your library account. If you need assistance with any of these services email reference@hoboken.bccls.org

Databases and Reference eBooks By Topic


Careers and Jobs

Education and Student Resources





History and Geography

Legal Information




Tax Form and Assistance Information

eResources Alphabetically

Academic Search Premier*

Acceda Noticias (Newsbank)-Spanish Language Newspapers

America’s News (Newsbank)
English Language Newspapers

Ancestry (only available in the library)-Geneology Research

APS Public Access Program for Physics Periodicals

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Equality (Provided by ProQuest)

Black Life in America

Brainfuse (HelpNow)

Britannica Inside the Library Click here to access in the library
For Children…… For Young Adults …..For the Reference Center

Britannica Outside of the Library Login with Your Library Card
For Children…….For Young Adults……For the Reference Center

Business Source Elite *-Business Profiles and Periodicals

Consumer Reports – Part of MasterFILE Elite

Data Axle-Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)*

eBCCLS-ebooks, digital magazines, and digital audiobooks**

eLibrary NJ -ebooks and digital audiobooks

EbscoHost -a variety of reference databases

ERIC(Education Resource Information Center) *-education literature and resources

Freegal Music-streaming and downloadable music


HelpNow (Brainfuse)

Heritage Hub formerly America’s Obituaries (Newsbank)


Hudson Reporter Publications (Newsbank)

Jersey Clicks*

Jersey Journal 1/16/99-Current (Newsbank)

Jersey Journal Historical Archive for May 2, 1867 until December 30, 1950 and January 3, 1961 until April 30, 1977 (Newsbank)

JobNow (Brainfuse)


Legal Information Reference Center *

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts*

Literary Reference Center*


MasterFILE Elite* (includes access to Consumer Reports)


Middle Search Plus*

Military & Government Collection*

MORNINGSTAR from in the Main Library
MORNINGSTAR from outside the Main Library

Niche Academy



NYTimes.com access in the library

NYTimes.com access from home for Hoboken Public Library Resident Card Holders.  Email reference@hoboken.bccls.org with your HPL barcode or stop by the reference desk for access code good for 72 hours.

Points of View*

PressReader (there are currently temporary delays in uploading new issues; we are sorry for the inconvenience)

Referencia Latina*

Rosetta Stone

Salem Press Ereference books
Health History Literature Science

Small Business Reference Center*


Teacher Reference Center*

TR Westlaw(only available within the Main Branch) provides access to NJ State Statutes

Universal Class

Value Line from in the Main Library
Value Line from outside the Main Library

*Starred electronic resources are provided to New Jersey’s libraries including the Hoboken Public Library by the New Jersey State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
**Magazines formerly available from Zinio through RBDigital are now available through Overdrive.


Updated 9/2/2020 -MC