Library News & Information
UPDATE ON TEMPORARY LIBRARY CLOSURE (UPDATED 05/13/2020. Recent updates are marked below.)
Though the library building is temporarily closed to prevent the COVID-19 spread, We the library staff CONTINUE TO PROVIDE LIBRARY SERVICES TO YOU. You may find the following information useful.
--BOOK RETURN. You may return library items to the Bookdrop in front of the library. Our staff will collect them on a daily basis .
--NEW CARD REGISTRATION.Library will provide virtual library cards to those who want to join the library to use our e-resources.Gloucester City residents who have never had a library card with us and want to open a new card, please email your card request to email@example.com with your full name, current address, email, and phone number, and and you will receive a temporary library card number with 4-digit PIN number for access to our e-resources. This temporary card number will be valid during the library closure. Once the library re-opens, you can stop by the library to get a real library card by bringing in proof of residency. (05/13/2020)
--CARD RENEWAL. Recent expired cards and soon-to-expire cards have already been extended to the end of the closure. Those who had a library card with us in the past but the card expired, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can help you get temporary access as well. You may renew your card after the library re-opens.(05/13/2020)
--FINES. Fines on overdue items will be waived for the duration of the library’s closure
--COVID-19. Information on COVID-19 can be found at https://libguides.njstatelib.org/covid2019
--PROGRAMS. The weekly programs, including Storytime, Crafternoon, and Makerspace, will be posted on Facebook. Please stay tuned.
--BOOKS AND MOVIES AND MORE. 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.
--CHILDREN RESOURCES. A list of children's learning resources will be posted at a later time to help with students and young children. We have just got access to all databases of Tumblebooks, and we will post on our website ASAP.
--SANITIZING. Our staff team is sanitizing the library collections during this closure, with focus on the most circulated items, such as children books, DVDs, New Books, etc, to give the library a nice and clean start once re-open to the public.
--REFERENCE AND CONTACT. We provide online reference services during this closure. Please use email@example.com or send messages via our Facebook page for questions, comments, and assistance.
--BOARD MEETING. Monthly Board Meetings will be held online via Zoom. Access information can be found by clicking the tab of ABOUT THE LIBRARY on this page. (4/11/20,5/09/2020.)
Please stay tuned for updates.
--Your Gloucester City Library Staff.
FREE ACCESS TO FIVE EBOOK DATABASES
Exciting!While the library building is closed, you now have free access to all five ebook databases at your fingertip! Just click the image or links below.
TumbleBook Library K-6 children's ebook database
Tumble Math K-6 math ebook database
Teen Book Cloud Grade 7-12 ebook database
Audio Book Cloud Audio book database for all ages
Romance Novels A huge collection of steamy Romance novels!
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.
Learn a New Language with Mango!
Gloucester City Library now offers library card holders access to Mango Languages. Mango is a service that allows cardholders to learn a language online from any device no matter where you are. All you need is your library card. If you have any questions about using Mango, we encourage you to contact the library. To start using Mango please click the banner below.
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.