Monday - Thursday - 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday - 9am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm
235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202



Computer and printing services, available to the public:

  • Public access computers offering free Internet access, Microsoft Office, Roxio Creator Suite, and Resume building software.
  • Printing from public computers: B&W (.$10/pg.) and Color ($.25/pg.).
  • Direct Print service: print to the library from anywhere via the Internet, or download the PrinterOn app for iPad/iPhone or Android, or by emailing the print job to our B&W (.$10/pg.) or Color ($.25/pg.) printer. Print jobs are held in the system for 24 hours and can be picked up at the library from the Print Release Station.
  • Free Wi-Fi, available inside during regular business hours, available out front up to first row of parking 24/7.
  • Free self-service faxing.
  • Library Document Station: allows free scanning to a flash drive, to an email, to an iPhone or iPad, or to a fax number.
  • Color copying through Library Document Station: scan your items to our color printer to make color copies: $.25 per page (or $.10 per page for B&W).
  • Black and White photocopier $.15 per page.
  • In-library use of Windows 8 laptops. Staff will ask for collateral in exchange for in-house loan of laptops. Laptops may not be taken to library foyer or outside the building.
  • Monthly newsletter containing new releases, upcoming programs and more, emailed to your inbox. Sign up here.


Library services for all cardholders:

Library services for Avalon residents and property owners:

  • Library by Mail.
  • Priority registration: sign up two weeks before open registration for any library programs requiring sign-up.
  • Museum pass program: passes to a variety of nearby cultural organizations available, circulating for three days and usually providing free admission for 2 adults and accompanying children and sometimes discounts at museum stores. Each pass has individual requirements so please check this page for details.
  • Local delivery for homebound patrons. Call 609-976-7155 or contact us via email. 
  • Be a part of Avalon history: tell us your story for the Avalon History Center’s Avalon Oral History program. Interested? Call Nina Ranalli at 609-967-0090.


Library Programs:

The library offers many free programs open to the public including classes, group meet-ups and lectures. See Events on library homepage for more details and for full listings. A sampling of what we currently offer includes:

  • Groups: book clubs, knitting group, Scrabble club, PC users group, social media users group, Italian culture group, creative writing, and more.
  • Classes: Windows 8 classes, PC and Apple classes, iPad workshops, language classes, art workshops, and more.
  • Lectures: author lectures, topical lectures (such as writing a memoir, bike maintenance, gardening topics), etc.
  • Annual summer reading program for kids and teens, based on the current NJ statewide theme.



Patrons should be able to participate fully and have access to Library / History Center resources regardless of disability. The Library and History Center offer a range of services and assistive technologies to help meet this goal. Options for Home-Bound Avalon property owners:

  • Local delivery for Home-Bound patrons (Avalon only):For local delivery and pickup, please call 609-967-7155 or contact us by email.

  • Library-By-Mail (Avalon property owners only): You can request library materials to be mailed to you by using our online catalog's "Library Mail" option, emailing your request or calling us on the phone.

  • Remote Access (All patrons):  You can select from a broad range of audiobooks, eBooks, videos and music available for streaming and download through our website (

  • The Library and History Center has access to three mobile assisted listening systems. Please let us know in advance if you are planning to attend a program and need this service to insure that the proper equipment is available for you.

  • The Library and History Center will provide CART and signing services during programs if assisted listening devices do not meet the patrons needs. However, do to the scarcity of resources in Cape May and contiguous counties, advanced notice is necessary in order to find and engage these services.

  •  Avalon Free Public Library is an "Outspoken Library", an affiliate of the New Jersey State Library's Talking Book and Braille Center (TBBC). If you have problems reading printed books due to physical impairment, reading disability or vision challenge, we can help conect you with services which include:

    • Audiobooks

    • Audio Magazines

    • The Library of Congress's Braille and Audiobook Downloads (BARD)

    • Digital book players and apps

    • News reading services such as Audiovision and Newsline

  • The Outspoken Library Computer Kiosk can connect you to the above resources and services. It is also loaded with Sitecue software which will facilitate your internet experience by magnifying text and converting selected text to speech output.

Sunday, February 25, 2018