Both Atlantic City Free Public Library locations – Main Library and Richmond Branch Library – have reopened to the public as of July 2020. Per Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order, capacity at the libraries will be capped at 25 percent. Main Library is open 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, effective July 22. Richmond Branch is open 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, as of July 28. Click here to read more.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Atlantic City Free Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. Click here to read more.
Even though the Atlantic City Free Public Library is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its library members have access to more digital resources than ever before. The library is proud to announce it now offers hoopla, a digital streaming service of more than 700,000 titles. With a valid library card, members can stream and download eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, television shows and comics in 70 different languages. Click here to read more.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library offers a Curbside Pickup Service at its Main Library location – allowing members an opportunity to borrow materials while maintaining a safe, social distance. Click here to read more.
Even when the Atlantic City Free Public Library is closed, our library cardholders can download best selling and classic eBooks and audiobooks through the Overdrive digital collection. Library cardholders can browse the collection, check out books and then download them to a personal computer or mobile device. Click here to read more.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library was awarded a $15,000 COVID-19 Response grant by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). CARES Act funding, allocated to NJCH through the National Endowment for the Humanities, allowed NJCH to build a new COVID-19 Response Grant program. Click here to read more.
Even when the Atlantic City Free Public Library facilities are closed, you can still take advantage of our services. The library offers a variety of premium eResources that are available 24/7 to cardholders who have Internet access.