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The Atlantic City Free Public Library

Adult Education: GED & Adult Education

This guide provides a sampling of the materials available on this subject. To view more visit the library or browse the catalog.


The Library Is OPEN!

Main Library: Monday – Wednesday 9:30am – 5pm

Thursday 9:30 am – 8 pm

Friday – Saturday 9:30am – 5pm

Richmond Library: Tuesday & Wednesday from 9:30am – 5pm


Limited in-person classes available at this time.

The Atlantic City Free Public Library has moved some of its programming online. Click here to view the library's online programs & classes.

The library also offers a variety of online resources. Click here to access our premium e-resources.  

Labor and Literacy Lab

Job Skills Lab (in-person)


Saturdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Main Library's new Next Step computer lab

Staff assistance with:

  • GED prep
  • Job searching
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Computer skills
  • Setting up an email address, and more

By appointment only. To register, visit the Main Library Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext. 3060 for more information. 

High School Equivalency Exam

High School Equivalency

Effective November 14, 2023

The Atlantic County One Stop Career Center offers High School Equivalency Testing (GED) as well as preparatory classes for the test. The only approved test in the state of New Jersey is sponsored by Pearson Vue and is referred to as GED. The test is comprised of four subjects:

  • Reading/Writing (one test)
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science

How do I register?

All test candidates must have a registered account with Pearson Vue.  Accounts can be established online at  To register for the test, participants must be at least 18 years or older and be a resident of New Jersey.  At the time of the test, examinees must present a valid government ID and a second ID with proof of address (i.e., utility bill, bank statement, phone bill, etc.). 

Youth ages 16 and 17 must register in person, (appointment only) accompanied by an adult parent, caretaker or guardian, at the One Stop Career Center. To arrange an appointment, please call 609-485-0052 ext. 4832.

What are the costs?

Each subject is tested separately. The cost is $36.00 per subject. Examinees must pass all four subjects with a minimum score of 145 in each subject area to obtain a diploma.  Exam candidates who cannot afford the cost of the test may be eligible for financial assistance from the One Stop Career Center.


There are many cost free adult education programs that will help you improve your reading, math, and communication skills.

There are many cost free adult education programs that will help you improve your reading, math, and communication skills.

1. Study guides available for checkout at the Main Library and the Richmond Avenue Branch Library

2. LearningExpress: Your library card gives you access to this online learning resource that includes study guides and practice tests.

3. Tutoring is available from 3 to 10 p.m. every day The Adult Career Center offers help with resumes, citizenship classes, GED preparation, back to school resources and more!

4. Job Skills Lab: Saturday’s from 9:30 am – 12 pm in the Main Library's new Next STEP computer lab. This lab offers staff assistance with GED prep, job searching, resumes and cover letters, computer skills, setting up an email address, and more. Registration required, call 609-345-226 ext. 3060 for more information.

If you have questions, stop by the Help Desk and ask a librarian, email us at  or call us at 609-345-2269.

Premium eResources






Learning Express: Improve your computer skills, and study for the TASC and GED tests with courses, study guides, practice tests and more.

 Tutoring is available for adults too!  Live tutors are online from 3 to 10 p.m. every day.  Study guides are available at all times.  Look in Test Prep Resources for guides to the: GED, standardized New Jersey school tests, ASVAB, Civil Service Exams, TOEFL, Nurse Entrance Test and more.

Local Adult Education Programs


Virtual ESL

Beginners English class for non-native, English speakers. Classes include interactive learning activities that focus on increasing the listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and writing skills of the students.

Classes meet using Zoom.  

Class Schedule: 

Mondays 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Fridays 10 am - 11:30 am

Click here to register. 

Basic ESL (in-person)

In-person ESL classes are currently full. Please check back at a later date.

Converstaional Spanish @ ACFPL

Beginners Conversational Spanish (VIRTUAL)

Saturdays from 10am - 11am

No registration required.

Classes meet on Zoom

Meeting ID: 985 643 7039
Passcode: 4Dyr1x 

Intermediate Conversational Spanish (VIRTUAL)

Tuesdays from 4:30pm - 5:30pm

No registration required.

Classes meet on Zoom

Meeting ID: 816-4911-4515

Passcode: 195015

For questions, please email the class instructor at:

Save Money Going Back to School

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS)

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your career and deliver quality educational experiences at scale.

Millions of people around the world use MOOCs to learn for a variety of reasons, including: career development, changing careers, college preparations, supplemental learning, lifelong learning, corporate eLearning & training, and more.

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