• R.J. Walker shipwreck topic of June 13 talk at museum

    Museum exteriorThe Atlantic City Historical Museum — presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library — will continue its Second Saturday Speaker Series in May and June. The museum is located at South New Jersey Avenue and Boardwalk at Garden Pier. Shipwreck expert Stephen Nagiewicz will discuss the hydrographic survey vessel R.J. Walker, which sunk off Atlantic City in 1860, on June 13. Click here to read more.
  • Summer Reading Program to begin June 23 with party

    SRP logoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is throwing a party to kick off its Summer Reading Program for children and teens. The party will be held Tuesday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. The party will include stories, games, refreshments and special guests. Click here to read more.
  • Library starts local Hispanic history project

    Hispanic Heritage Month photoOn Cinco de Mayo – Tuesday, May 5 – the Atlantic City Free Public Library launched a project to collect the history of the Hispanic community in Atlantic City. Through this project, the library is looking to develop a collection of materials which future generations of students, writers and genealogists can use to script a community history. Click here to read more.
  • Walk-in Job Skills Lab held at library

    job skillsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library offers free weekly Walk-in Job Skills Labs to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. 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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