• 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.
  • Smithsonian, A.C. sports exhibits on display through May 4

    Hometown  Teams Title cmyk LargeThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is helping to bring an exciting exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution to the city for a six-week stay. The library is one of six organizations in New Jersey selected to host “Hometown Teams” – a traveling exhibition that celebrates American sports and sportsmanship. Hometown Teams and "The Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination" will be on display at the Noyes Art Garage Stockton College from March 22 to May 4. Click here to read more.

  • 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.


Great resources on African-American topics, history available

kingphotoAre you working on a report or project related to African-American history? Do you want to learn more about the key people, moments and issues that have impacted African-Americans? A list of many of these resources is available on the library’s website, www.acfpl.org. Click on the Learn tab and then choose African-American Studies. One of those great resources — the Oxford African American Studies Center — is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you have an Atlantic City Free Public Library card. Also, those who visit the Main Library or Atlantic City Library Express can access it using a public computer.

The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.
The center features thousands of articles by top scholars, images, video clips, maps and charts.
To learn more about the library’s great array of African-American resources, please call the Reference Department at (609) 345-2269; or, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

experience logo no background Click above to visit the Atlantic City Experience site. Visit the Atlantic City Historical Museum and see the best historical and cultural resources of Atlantic City.

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