You can print your library card application, complete it at home, and bring it with you to the branch with appropriate identification and documentation as described below:
Atlantic County Library System (ACLS) issues free library cards to residents of Atlantic County, and to residents of those communities having reciprocal borrowing agreements with ACLS. Citizens whose residency does not make them eligible for cards may purchase library cards on an annual or quarterly basis.
Members of county library systems that have reciprocal agreements with Atlantic County Library System are also eligible for a free ACLS library card. The individual must have a library card with the reciprocal library system or show proof of residency in a member community of that library system. Expiration date for library card is one year.
ACLS has reciprocal agreements with the following county library systems:
- Burlington County Library (All communities except Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Willingboro)
- Camden County Library (Including the following communities: Audubon Park, Barrington, Bellmawr, Berlin, Berlin Twp., Brooklawn, Chesilhurst, Clementon, Gibbsboro, Gloucester Twp., Haddon Twp., Hi Nella, Lawnside, Laurel Springs, Lindenwold, Magnolia, Merchantville, Mt. Ephraim, Oaklyn, Pine Hill, Pine Valley, Somerdale, Tavistock, Voorhees, WinslowTwp., Woodlynne
- Cape May County Library (All communities except Avalon and Ocean City)
- Gloucester County Library (Including the following communities: Clayton, Harrison Twp., S. Harrison Twp., E. Greenwich Twp., Logan Twp., Swedesboro, Elk Twp., Mantua Twp., Woodbury Heighs, Glassboro, National Park, Woolwich Twp., Greenwich Twp., and Newfield Public Library
Those who don't meet the above criteria are able to pay a fee to join our library system. We offer a yearly membership fee for $30.00. For nonresidents who prefer a shorter membership period, we invite you to join at our seasonal, four-month, membership of $10.00.