Library News & Information
LIBRARY NOW RE-OPENS
The Gloucester City Library re-opens on Thursday, October 29,2020 . Library has been decomtaminated and HVAC has been treated too.
UPDATE ON LIBRARY SERVICE DURING COVID-19
25% INDOOR CAPACITY SERVICE (LAST UPDATE 01/09/2021. )
Great news! Per the Governor’s 25% indoor capacity announcement, Gloucester City Library will resume indoor service starting Monday July 6th. To ensure your health and safety as well as the staff’s, library service will be provided BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, following a phased reopening plan with limited hours. Everyone is required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
--BOOK BUNDLES. (New) Not sure what to read? Want a batch of books to tide you over in your free time? Revisit some of your favorite books? Book Bundles are the way to go. Let us know if the books are for your young child or tween, their likes, favorite authors, suggested topics and their reading level --- or make it a Librarian’s Choice -- and we’ll do the rest! Staff will gather up to five (5) books per bundle for you to retrieve by curbside pickup. To try this new service, email/call/Facebook Messenger us with your request, or simply fill out your request through this link .
--INDOOR LIBRARY SERVICE. Please make an appointment with the library for services including computer use, printing, faxing, photocopying, scanning, library card registration or renewal, etc. Appointments can be made by calling 856-456-4181 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
--CURBSIDE PICKUP.No-contact curbside pickup service will continue. Please place a hold by emailing email@example.com or logging into your online library account or calling the library. If you need help with your online account, please contact us. After your materials are put aside for you, you will get a notification from us. More pickup hours are now available.
--NEW LIBRARY HOURS. More service hours have been restored. Saturday hours are back starting September 12.Please refer to the right column of this page for updated hours.
--COMPUTER USE. Public computers are available by appointment only. Computer time is limited to one hour per day per user. Our ability to safely provide computer assistance will be limited.
--STACK BROWSING. Due to an on-going new carpet installation, shelves are currently closed to the public. Please use our curbside pickup service for library materials that you’d like to check out. Stacks will reopen to the public once the new carpet project is completed.
--BOOK RETURN AND QUARANTINE. Please return library items to the Bookdrop in front of the library. Our staff will collect them on a daily basis. For health and safety, all returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are available for check out again.
--LIBRARY CARDS . Library cards that expired during COVID-19 closure are extended to July 31. Please make an appointment with us to renew your card or replace your virtual card with a real card.
--MEETING ROOM. The Library is offering a Virtual Meeting Room free of charge to library cardholders! This service is available to nonprofit groups to meet up to twice per week. The Virtual Meeting Room can be reserved for up to two hours.
--VIRTUAL PROGRAMS. We continue to offer virtual programs including Storytime on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Makerspace on Mondays, Crafternoon on Tuesdays, and GED class on Fridays.
--DIGITAL RESOURCES. You can enjoy e-books/audiobooks, movies, music via our digital resources such as Hoopla, TumbleBooks, and Overdrive. Please download Hoopla for Hoopla Digital and Libby for Overdrive from App store, and register using your library card. If you need assistance on using the apps or forget your library PIN number to log on, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
--REFERENCE AND CONTACT. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org or send messages via our Facebook page for questions, comments, and assistance.
--Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi signals are available 24/7 as always.
--BOARD MEETING. Monthly Board Meetings will be held online via Zoom. Access information can be found on the bottom of this page . (updated 01/09/2021.)
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
Covid-19 vaccinations are underway in New Jersey!
The State of New Jersey has updated their official site to include information about vaccine registrations, eligibility, and where, how, and when to get vaccinated. This site explains who is eligible under the different phases, and includes a list of designated vaccination sites. It may also be possible to schedule an appointment by contacting a designated site directlly, although many of these sites may be fully-booked. This link will answer many of your Covid-19 Vaccination questions, and is updated regularly.
The State of New Jersey is encouraging everyone to register online for the vaccine. Click on this link to register -- it only takes about 15 minutes.
For general Covid-19 questions, call 211.For help with the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, call 855-568-0545. This number is currently an automated system. Live operators will be available soon.
Video Games Now Available at the Library
Gloucester City Library is
excited to announce that library cardholders may now check out video
games! Our collection consists of games for Nintendo Switch, Sony
PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Xbox One.
Check Out Hoopla
Are you on the go a lot? Wish you could watch some great movies and TV on your mobile device while traveling? Are music or audiobooks more your travel style? The Gloucester City Library has you covered with hoopla digital! Visit hoopladigital.com or ask about it the next time you are in the library!
*Note: A broadband or mobile data connection is required in order to use this service.
Seeking GHS, and GCHS Yearbooks
In order to start a yearbook digitalization project, Gloucester City Library is calling for the donation or lending of Gloucester City High School (GHS) and Gloucester Catholic High School (GCHS) yearbooks to complete its current yearbook collection. This project aims to make the entire local yearbook collection available in digital format and eventually available online to the public.
GHS - 1937, 1939-1941, 1944, 1945, and all years prior to 1935.
GCHS - 1942-1947, 1953, 1955, 1959-1961, 1965, 1966, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, and all years prior to 1941.
Free Museum Passes at the Gloucester City Library!
All museum passes may only be checked out to an adult card holder for no more than three days. Please visit the Museum Pass page to learn more about our passes.