• September is Library Card Sign-up Month

    Library card signup monthThe Atlantic City Free Public Library invites city residents to get their library card in September, which is Library Card Sign-up Month. Your library card provides you with access to countless FREE resources. From classes and computer access to programs and free books, movies, and music, your library has something for everyone. Click here to read more.
  • David Copperfield creates magical memory at library

    David Copperfield and Maureen Frank“Good Morning America” and David Copperfield visited the Atlantic City Free Public Library on Sept. 9 to surprise local magician Chad Juros. An Egg Harbor Township resident, Juros was the winner of GMA’s “Above and Beyond” contest. Juros visited the library thinking he would be performing, but it was a set-up. Click here to read more.
  • Need help with your reading or writing skills?

    Literacy VolunteersThe Atlantic City Free Public Library and Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic are offering a basic adult literacy class for individuals who need help with their reading and writing skills. The class is for adults on a fifth grade reading level or lower. Click here to read more.

Get a Library Card


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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), or you can request an application for a card online.

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.

Request an application online

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:


ADULTS-> English and Spanish

TEENS & KIDS-> English and Spanish


ADULTS 18+ -> English and Spanish


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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