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The Atlantic City Free Public Library

Help Desk FAQs: Library Materials and Premium eResources FAQs

Frequently asked reference questions for Help Desk staff

How do I search for library books and other materials owned by the Library?

You may search for books and other Atlantic City Public library materials through the ACFPL Catalog. Simply enter a keyword or words from either the author’s name or the title in the Search field and press the Go button.

Books, movies, magazines, CDs/DVDs, electronic resources, archival collections, and all items in the library’s collection can be searched for through OPAC.  After typing in a subject term, searches can be narrowed down by the bar on the left hand side of the page.  Some of the options include what library branch, what language, what format (ie. Book or DVD), and the date.

How do I obtain a Library Card?

The process of obtaining a Library Card is handled at the Circulation Desk.

You are eligible for a free membership and a library card if you live anywhere in Atlantic County!  Also, as a result of borrowing agreements with other local libraries, residents of Ocean City and Avalon may also apply for free membership.  If you live outside of these areas, you may become a member of the library by paying an annual $30.00 subscriber fee.

Membership applications are available at the Main Library (One North Tennessee Avenue), or they can get an eCard through our website.

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 patron’s use only. It is not transferable. Cards are valid for one year and must be renewed annually.


If you are a resident of Atlantic County, you need to provide one photo ID and one proof of residency.  If your photo ID has your current address, it serves as both proofs and you can obtain a library card immediately.

How Do I Log In to My ACFPL Account?

To log into your ACFPL account, visit and hover over the "My ACFPL" tab in the top right. Select the option that says "Log in to your ACFPL account". Your username will be your first name and middle initial followed by a period and your name name.


Username: jane.doe

Password: 12345678901234

Placing Holds on Library Materials

Using Premium eResources

eBook Questions

At the library there are pamphlets that specifically describe how to use our eboook lending website.

We also have an ebook help libguide that has tutorials. If you need more help with your ereader. a Help Desk staff member may be able to help guide you. Please note that Help Desk staff cannot handle your device. 

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