• 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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You are eligible for a free membership and a library card if you live in Atlantic City!

Individuals living in Atlantic County, Ocean City or Avalon are also eligible for a free card by providing the required identification. If you live outside Atlantic County, Ocean City, or Avalon, you may become a member of the Library by paying an annual subscriber fee. Currently, the fee is $30.00.

Membership applications are available at the Main Library (One North Tennessee Avenue) and the Richmond Branch Library (4115 Ventnor Avenue).

Children and young adults under the age of 18 years old must have a parent or guardian's signature on the membership application.

The card is intended for your use only. It is not transferable. Cards are valid for one year and must be renewed annually. The cost the replace a lost card is $2.00.

To sign up for a card on the spot in one of our Library locations, review the requirements below. Click "English" or "Spanish" for the language you would like to read the requirments in:

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ADULTS 18+ -> English and Spanish

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If you live outside of Atlantic City or Atlantic County, and do not reside in Ocean City or Avalon, you have the option of paying an annual fee of $30.00 a year for a subscriber membership.  You will need to show photo ID and proof of residency when you complete your membership application and pay the fee.

The Library also offers memberships for individuals living in Atlantic City temporary housing and Atlantic City teachers. Visit or call (609-345-2269 ext. 3070) our Main Library circulation desk for more information about these memberships.

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