• Work of famed artist Jacob Lawrence
    to be exhibited in September

    The Builders The FamilyThe Atlantic City Arts Commission will present the Jacob Lawrence Centennial Exhibition this September to commemorate the 100th birthday of the famed Atlantic City-born artist. The exhibit will be on display all month on the first floor of the Atlantic City Free Public Library, with a special reception scheduled on Lawrence’s birthday, Sept, 7, from 2-4 p.m. Click here to read more.
  • Third Thursday Concert Series finale set for Sept. 21

    Locust St. Riot 2The Atlantic City Free Public Library will be bringing free entertainment to the city with its Third Thursday Concert Series. Performances will be held on the third Thursday of each month from May through September. Shows begin at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Main Library. Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information. Click here to read more.
  • Receive one-on-one assistance
    at weekly Walk-in Job Skills Lab

    job skillsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library offers a free Walk-in Job Skills Labs to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. The lab is held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first-floor Learning Center (next to the Help Desk). Click here to read more.
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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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