• The library closed on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 12 Noon having heard the very sad news of the sudden death of a long time employee and dearly loved colleague. Providencia Colon worked for the library for over 30 years and was a dedicated staff member.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and will reopen on Monday May 1, 2017 a delayed opening. Please check back on the Website or call the library for an update.
  • Library's Third Thursday Concert Series begins in May

    Gina4The 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. Click here to check out the series schedule.
  • Library opens new Learning Center

    Ribbon cuttingThe Atlantic City Free Public Library held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil its new computer lab – The Learning Center for Computer Literacy, Education and Career Advancement – on April 13 at the Main Library. The Learning Center is located on the first floor near the Help Desk, where the library formerly housed its Atlantic City Heritage Collections. 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. Beginning in January 2017, the lab will be held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note the new lab hours. Click here to read more.
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Library mourns loss of former Director

The Atlantic City Free Public Library was saddened to hear about the passing of its former Library Director Richard Sweeney, who died on May 19.

He was appointed Director in 1971 and held that position until 1976. His contributions included: implementing the borrowing of films, overseeing the creation of a reference collection related to gambling, starting a library index to the local newspapers and managing renovations of the Carnegie Library location.

Richard Sweeney also worked in Atlantic City as a librarian at Central Junior High School and teacher at Holy Spirit High School.

He was serving as the head librarian at the New Jersey Institute of Technology at the time of his passing. The Atlantic City Free Public Library would like to send its condolences to Mr. Sweeney’s family, friends and colleagues.
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