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You are eligible for a free membership and a library card if you live in Atlantic City!

Individuals living in Atlantic County, Ocean City or Avalon are also eligible for a free card by providing the required identification. If you live outside Atlantic County, Ocean City, or Avalon, you may become a member of the Library by paying an annual subscriber fee. Currently, the fee is $30.00.

Membership applications are available at the Main Library (One North Tennessee Avenue) and the Richmond Branch Library (4115 Ventnor Avenue).

Children and young adults under the age of 18 years old must have a parent or guardian's signature on the membership application.

The card is intended for your use only. It is not transferable. Cards are valid for one year and must be renewed annually. The cost the replace a lost card is $2.00.

To sign up for a card on the spot in one of our Library locations, review the requirements below. Click "English" or "Spanish" for the language you would like to read the requirments in:

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP

ADULTS-> English and Spanish

TEENS & KIDS-> English and Spanish

COMPUTER CARD MEMBERSHIP

ADULTS 18+ -> English and Spanish

SUBSCRIBER MEMBERSHIP

If you live outside of Atlantic City or Atlantic County, and do not reside in Ocean City or Avalon, you have the option of paying an annual fee of $30.00 a year for a subscriber membership.  You will need to show photo ID and proof of residency when you complete your membership application and pay the fee.

The Library also offers memberships for individuals living in Atlantic City temporary housing and Atlantic City teachers. Visit or call (609-345-2269 ext. 3070) our Main Library circulation desk for more information about these memberships.

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