Do I need a new library card?
To use any of Atlantic County Library System's branches you do NOT need a new library card. When you choose another ACLS branch as your new home location, inform our staff and they will update your account. Your home location determines how your holds and checkouts are handled.
What happens to my holds?
Your holds will not be removed. After you update your library account with your new home location, this branch will become the default location for picking up new holds. In addition, when you update your account, ask the staff to change the pickup location for your existing holds.
I have items checked out, where can I return them?
You can return any Atlantic County Library item to the Longport Branch until December 30th. You can return items, including Longport items, to all ACLS branches now and after December 30th.
Do I still have access to online services and databases?
Yes. As long as your Atlantic County Library System card is in good standing and your privileges have not expired, you will have access to ACLS' digital media collections and databases. Your library account number and PIN will not change.
What happens when my library privileges expire?
If you see “privilege expired” on your library account record, or while accessing one of our digital media collections, you must renew your library card privileges. Visit any of our branches with proper ID and proof of residency in Atlantic County. For security reasons, renewals must be handled in person and cannot be updated over the phone.
Updating your account by presenting identification is a security feature we require all patrons to do once a year. This ensures that we have the correct information should we need to help or contact you.
December 2, 2016
Dear Longport Library Patrons,
In light of the actions taken by Longport voters and the Longport governing body that authorized the Boroughs' withdrawal from the Atlantic County Library System, our Longport Branch will close as of December 30th, 2016. Library materials will be lent from the Longport Branch until December 17th, and materials may be returned through December 30th.
When a municipality elects to withdraw from a county library system, New Jersey State statutes requires a municipality to continue payment of the County library tax for the following two years. This is not a County requirement, but is mandated by State statutes. The Borough is also responsible for its proportionate share of any capital expenditures engendered by capital improvements to other County sites.
As you continue to use library services, please let staff know so they may update your account. For additional library branch locations and online services visit www.atlanticlibrary.org.
Atlantic County Library System
Atlantic County, New Jersey