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

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)-Genealogy 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)

Business Source Elite *-Business Profiles and Periodicals

City of Hoboken Municipal Code

Consumer Reports – Part of MasterFILE Elite

Credo Reference

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

Gale Business: DemographicsNow

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Plan Builder 

Gale Legal Forms

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep


Health Source: Nursing/Academic and Consumer Edition

HelpNow (Brainfuse)

Heritage Hub formerly America’s Obituaries (Newsbank)

Heritage Quest

Hispanic Life in America


Hudson Reporter Publications (Newsbank)

Infobase Resources for Children Mailbox Plus

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*

Niche Academy


NoveList* access in the library access from home for Hoboken Public Library Resident Card Holders.  Email with your HPL barcode or stop by the reference desk for access code good for 72 hours. Or access with your library card through Pressreader.

Points of View*

PressReader (including NY Times and Economist Access) 

Referencia Latina*

Salem Press Ereference books
History Literature

Sanborn Maps (in-Library)
Sanborn Maps (Outside of Library)

Small Business Reference Center*


Teacher Reference Center*

Universal Class

Value Line

Wall Street Journal ( access is provided to Hoboken Public Library Resident Card Holders. Please email us with your library barcode for a link for access.

*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.

Updated 3/20/2024 -AH

All Hoboken Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.