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About the Library


Mission Statement

The mission of the Gloucester City Library is to provide access to resources in a variety of formats that inform, educate, enlighten, and entertain our diverse community.


Gloucester City Library

50 N. Railroad Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Phone: 856-456-4181

Attention GPS Users

     When entering the Gloucester City Library into your GPS system you may have to enter the address 809 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Otherwise you will end up in Brooklawn, although these address rules may not apply to Google Maps.

Driving Directions From Burlington County

South on Route 130, turn right on Nicholson Road which becomes Hudson Street at Newton Creek. Proceed to the second set of railroad tracks and make a left turn before the 2nd set of tracks. The library is visible at this point (on left).

South on I-295 to Walt Whitman Bridge Exit 26 and North-South Freeway, bear right and take the first exit on right, Exit 1-C (Gloucester, Mt. Ephraim), then left turn. This is Market Street. Keep on Market Street, crossing Route 130 (Royal Farms and Roadway Inn is at the right) until Broadway (gas stations). Turn right on Broadway to second traffic light (Monmouth Street). Turn right and then left after crossing the railroad. This is the municipal parking lot, and the library is straight ahead.

Driving Directions From Gloucester County and points south

Take I-295 heading north towards Camden, to 42 North-South Freeway take Exit 1-C (Gloucester, Mt. Ephraim), then turn left. This is Market Street. Stay on Market Street, crossing Route 130 (Royal Farms and Roadway Inn is at right) until Broadway (gas stations). Turn right on Broadway to second traffic light (Monmouth Street). Turn right and then left after crossing the railroad. This is the municipal parking lot, and the library is straight ahead.

From the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, take Route 676 to Route 130 (Westville/Gloucester City) exit. Turn right at light (Market Street) Continue until you come to Broadway (gas stations). Turn right on Broadway to second traffic light (Monmouth Street). Turn right and then left after crossing the railroad. This is the municipal parking lot, and the library is straight ahead.

From the Walt Whitman Bridge, take Route 130 South to Market Street, make a right turn and go to Broadway (gas stations). Turn right on Broadway to second traffic light (Monmouth Street). Turn right and then left after crossing the railroad. This is the municipal parking lot, and the library is straight ahead.

Driving Directions From New Brunswick and points north

Take N.J. Turnpike to Exit 7. Then take I-295 south to Walt Whitman Bridge Exit 26. Bear right and take the first exit on right, Exit 1-C (Gloucester, Mt. Ephraim), then turn left. This is Market Street. Stay on Market Street, crossing Route 130 (Royal Farms and Roadway Inn is at right) until Broadway (gas stations). Turn right on Broadway to second traffic light (Monmouth Street). Turn right and then left after crossing the railroad. This is the municipal parking lot, and the library is straight ahead.


Library Hours

Monday 12:30pm-8pm
Tuesday 9:30am-5pm
Wednesday 9:30am-8pm
Thursday 9:30am-5pm
Friday 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 10:30am -1pm (closed in Summer)
Sunday: Closed


Holiday Closings

2021 Holiday Closings

New Year's Day - Friday, January 1st and Saturday January 2nd- Closed
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day - Saturday, January 16th, through Monday, January 18th - Closed
President's Day - Saturday, February 13th, through Monday, February 15th - Closed
Good Friday/Easter - Friday, April 2nd, and Saturday, April 3rd - Closed
Memorial Day - Saturday, May 29th, through Monday, May 31st - Closed
Summer Saturdays- From June 26th, to September 4th - Closed
Independence Day - Monday, July 5th - Closed
Labor Day - Monday, September 6th - Closed
Columbus Day - Saturday, October 9th, through Monday, October 11th - Closed
Veterans Day - Thursday, November 11th - Closed
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 25th, through Saturday, November 28th - Closed
Christmas Day, Friday, December 24th, and Saturday December 25th - Closed
New Year's Day, Friday, December 31st and Saturday, January 1st - Closed

2022 Holiday Closings

New Year's Day - Saturday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day - Saturday, January 15 , through Monday, January 17
President's Day - Saturday, February 19, through Monday, February 21
Good Friday/Easter - Friday, April 15 , and Saturday, April 16
Memorial Day - Saturday, May 28, through Monday, May 30
Independence Day - Monday, July 4
Labor Day - Monday, September 5
Columbus Day - Saturday, October 8, through Monday, October 10
Veterans Day - Friday, November 11 through Saturday, November 12
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24, through Saturday, November 26
Christmas- Saturday, December 24 , through Monday, December 26
New Year's Day - Saturday, December 31, 2021 through Monday, January 2 2022


Library Administration

Library Director

Wen Gu
(856) 456-4181
gc@gcpl.us

Board of Trustees

TJ Delengowski - President
Jennifer Murphy - Treasurer
Carol Eller - Mayor's Alternate
Brian Francis - Superintendent's Alternate
Linda Baile
Mary Ellen Plews
Cheryl Morrell

2021 Board Meeting Dates

Board Meetings will be held at 6:30pm on the 2nd Monday of most months.
January 11--Meeting on Zoom.
February 8--Meeting on Zoom
March 8 -- Meeting on Zoom
April 12 -- Meeting on Zoom
May 10 -- Meeting on Zoom
June 14 -- Meeting on Zoom
July 12 -- Meeting on Zoom
September 13 -- Meeting on Zoom
October 18 -- Meeting on Zoom
November 8 -- Meeting on Zoom
December 13 -- Meeting on Zoom

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2022 Board Meeting Dates

Board Meetings will be held at 6:30pm on the 2nd Monday of most months.
January 10--Meeting on Zoom
February 14--Meeting on Zoom
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
September 12
October 17
November 14
December 12