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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: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
*Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm

* - Closed Saturdays in the Summer from June 30th to September 1st.


Holiday Closings

2019 Holiday Closings

New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1st - Closed
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day - Saturday, January 19th, through Monday, January 21th - Closed
President's Day - Saturday, February 16th, through Monday, February 18th - Closed
Good Friday/Easter - Friday, April 19th, and Saturday, April 20th - Closed
Memorial Day - Saturday, May 25th, through Monday, May 27th - Closed
Summer Saturdays- From June 29th, to September 1st - Closed
Independence Day - Thursday, July 4th - Closed
Labor Day - Monday, September 2nd - Closed
Columbus Day - Saturday, October 12th, through Monday, October 14th - Closed
Veterans Day - Saturday, November 9th, and Monday, November 11th - Closed
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28th, through Saturday, November 30th - Closed
Christmas Day, December 25th - Closed

2020 Holiday Closings

New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1st - Closed
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day - Saturday, January 18th, through Monday, January 20th - Closed
President's Day - Saturday, February 15th, through Monday, February 17th - Closed
Good Friday/Easter - Friday, April 10th, and Saturday, April 11th - Closed
Memorial Day - Saturday, May 23rd, through Monday, May 25th - Closed
Summer Saturdays- From June 27th, to September 5th - Closed
Independence Day - Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th - Closed
Labor Day - Monday, September 7th - Closed
Columbus Day - Saturday, October 10th, through Monday, October 12th - Closed
Veterans Day - Wednesday, November 11th - Closed
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26th, through Saturday, November 28th - Closed
Christmas Day, Friday, December 25th, and Saturday December 26th - Closed


Library Administration

Library Director

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

Board of Trustees

Mary F Kain - President
TJ Delengowski - Secretary
Carol Eller - Mayor's Alternate
Brian Francis - Superintendent's Alternate
Linda Baile
Mary Ellen Plews
Cheryl Morrell

2019 Meeting Dates

Board Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm on the 4th Monday of most months.
September 23
October 28
November 25
December 23

2020 Meeting Dates

Board Meetings will be held at 6:30pm on the 2nd Monday of most months.
January 13
February 10
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
September 14
October 19
November 9
December 14