Library to close temporarily due to Coronavirus

The Atlantic City Free Public Library will temporarily close its two locations, effective Monday, March 16 at 1 p.m., as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Main Library and Richmond Branch Library will remain closed until April 20. The schedule is subject to change based on new information or direction from the government.

“We regret that we have to close because we realize how much our community depends on us for computer access, job assistance, information, resources and more,” Library Director Robert Rynkiewicz said. “However, it’s vital that we do our part to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and protect the health of our public and staff.”

The library’s drop boxes will be closed during this time. Those who have library materials are asked to hold on to them until the library reopens. Overdue fines will not accrue while the library is closed.

While the physical locations are closed, library members will have access to many online resources by visiting the library’s website,

“Our library members will be able to download ebooks and audiobooks, receive live homework help from an online tutor, learn a language and utilize many of our premium eResources through our website,” Rynkiewicz said.

While the library is closed, please visit or follow the library on social media for updates.