• 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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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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