• Celebrate Garden Pier's 101st anniversary July 19

    Historical Museum exteriorThe City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library invite the public to a celebration of Garden Pier’s 101st anniversary. The festivities will be held Saturday, July 19, at Garden Pier – located at New Jersey Avenue on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. Click here to read more.
  • International Night Series to include rock performances

    Int Night - Dende resized 8-6The Atlantic City Library International Night Series will rock Kennedy Plaza in both its opener and finale this summer, while continuing to highlight music and dance from around the globe. The weekly series, co-sponsored by the library and City of Atlantic City, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August at Kennedy Plaza, located on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues. Click here to read more. Also, view clips of the shows on our YouTube channel.
  • Local favorites featured
    at Bartram Beach Block Concert Series

    Bartram - Cason Express 6-27The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library will once again present the Bartram Beach Block Concert Series – a biweekly series featuring popular local artists – this summer. The free 90-minute shows will be held 7 p.m. at Bartram Place and the Boardwalk. Those attending the shows are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets. Click here to read more.
  • Dr. Pitney markerGuide to Atlantic City Historical Markers available online

    The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library are pleased to announce the availability of a new digital historical resource featuring the commemorative markers located throughout Atlantic City. These markers share the history of Atlantic City and the stories of many Atlantic City residents. Click here to view this great resource.
  • Library opens teen Makerspace

    MAKE AC logo resized smallTeenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Atlantic City teens are invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” in the library’s Makerspace, which opened April, 14, 2014. Click here to continue reading.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library available 24/7 to library card holders

Atlantic City Public Library card holders have 24/7 access to the Gale Virtual Reference Library, which is available from any device with an Internet connection. The Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to eBooks covering thousands of topics, including: biography, business, education, environment, history, religion and science. These eBooks are a great place to start your research, since they offer well-researched and detailed information. The library has added two new prestigious eBooks on Islam: “Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an” and “Islamic Beliefs, Practices and Cultures.”  
Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an is the first comprehensive work on the Qur'an to appear in any Western language. It provides an encyclopedic dictionary of terms, concepts, personalities, place names, and cultural history, comprised of over a thousand entries in five volumes.
Islamic Beliefs, Practices and Cultures provides an introduction to Islam and its history.
You can find the new books on Islam and all of our eBooks by using our online catalog or see all of the books on the library's Premium eResources page, under eBooks & Encyclopedias (GVRL), under the Dictionaries & Encyclopedias heading.  And don't hesitate to stop by the Help Desk or call (609) 345-2269, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need help!

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