Ignite Your Mind

With CARES Act funding, the New Jersey State Library has acquired a subscription to Brainfuse HelpNow for all New Jersey public libraries.  Access to this unique tutoring and study suite for all ages is available with your ACLS card through June 15, 2021.

Whether you need help tackling a homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper, you can get live, on-demand help by expert tutors; Monday through Sunday from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Additionally, the full service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests, including the SAT, anytime. For more information, read this User Guide and/or watch this demo YouTube video.

Use this link and your library card to get homehelp now!

Library Services Update

Updated April 5, 2021:

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all try to navigate safely through these difficult times.

  • All ACLS branches will be open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Please refer to each individual branch's page, or our mobile app, for any updates or changes.
  • Each branch will operate at 50% capacity as mandated by the state.
  • All patrons and staff are required to wear facial masks that cover the nose and mouth (plastic face shields worn alone do not meet the state-mandated requirement) and maintain social distancing. Being vaccinated does NOT provide exemption from the mask mandate.
  • Curbside pick-up is available at all our branches and encouraged. Please read our Holds, Checkouts, Returns & Curbside Pickup FAQs for more information.
  • Book drops are open for returns at all our branches. Please allow at least 3 days for items to be removed from your account.
  • Availability to in-house services such as Mobile Printing, copiers, scanners, and public computers are subject to branch openings and guidelines.
  • Branch Book Sales are being held. However, item donations are still not being accepted.
  • In person programs and events, including Storytime and Book Clubs, are not being scheduled at this time. Please view and subscribe to the ACLS YouTube channel for Storytime Anytime, craft and STEM videos.
  • Public meetings rooms are closed.

Your ACLS card still gives you 24/7 free access to online resources. Use your phone, mobile device or laptop to access these services from the comfort and safety of your home at atlanticlibrary.org/digital_media and atlanticlibrary.org/databases.

Welcome. Bienvenido. Witaj. Huānyíng. Swagat hai.

April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration.

During these challenging times, libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their patrons. Libraries across the country are making a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources like online homework help and supporting the community with virtual services.

This week, the Atlantic County Library System encourages all community members to explore our website and access our virtual services and programs. ACLS offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including downloadable books, audiobooks, magazines, music, & videos, online databases, and YouTube storytime, crafts and STEM videos.

Show your appreciation and support for libraries by visiting the ACLS, American Library Association, and I Love Libraries websites and social media pages. Follow along and post on social media using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform #ACLSWelcome. 



ACLS E-Newsletters

Read the latest ACLS E-Newsletter:
Books Behind the Show  (05/03/21)

BookPage: May 2021

Look for these titles now or add to your TBR ("To be read" list).

Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Hotlines:

NJ Vaccine Call Center: 855-568-0545 (9am-9pm)
General COVID-19 Questions: 2-1-1 (7am-11pm)
Clinical Questions: 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

• NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Info & Registration
• Atlantic County Division of Public Health
• Vaccines & Us