• Donate Food for Fines during National Library Week

    Eddie MorganThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is celebrating National Library Week (April 13-19) in a big way this year.
    The library is inviting the public to attend the grand opening for its new teen Makerspace – “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” – at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14. 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.
  • 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 awarded funds to develop teen Makerspace

    MAKE AC logo resized smallTeenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – will have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library beginning this spring. Atlantic City teens will be invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” in the library’s Makerspace, which is slated to open in April 2014. Click here to continue reading.
  • Early closing at 3PM on April 17th

    Both branches of the Atlantic City Free Public Library will be closing early at 3PM on April 17 due to scheduled library maintenance. As part of this maintenance many our online services may be unavailable for a period of several hours beginning at 3PM including our: online catalog, databases, and ebooks lending websites. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause the public. We will reopen at our regular scheduled time the following Saturday after Good Friday at 9:30AM.

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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!

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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