Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm
235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
      609-967-7155

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Services

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:

  • Free library cards available for Avalon residents, property owners and Cape May County Residents and property owners.
  • Seasonal library cards for Avalon vacation renters, the purchase of which allows checkout of DVDs, CDs, books, magazines, audiobooks and access to all of our online resources. A fantastic value at $20.
  • 24/7 access to your library account: sign into “My Library Account” from library homepage and search the catalog, request materials, view your reading history, renew your items all online.
  • Email notifications to let you know when your requested items are available for pickup and when your items are overdue. Talk to a staff member to add or update your email in our system under your account.
  • Back issues of magazines available for checkout
  • New release lists for fiction, nonfiction and DVDs: browse new and upcoming releases, put your name on hold for ones you like and we’ll call you when the items are available for checkout. 
  • Access to valuable online resources, like Overdrive for eBooks and eAudiobooks, Hoopla (coming in Aug. 2014) for downloadable movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks, Freegal for downloadable music, Genealogical resources like Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest and more, Morningstar Investment Research Center, Newsbank US and world newspapers, and much, much more. Click “Resources” tab at top of library homepage for full listing and access.

 

Library services for Avalon residents and property owners:

  • iPad 3 and iPad mini units available for a checkout period of three weeks.
  • 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 Joseph Angemi 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.

 

Special Services:

Outspoken Library New Jersey Talking Book and Braille Center kiosk for the vision impaired.

      Local delivery for homebound patrons. Call 609-967-7155 for details or contact us via email.

 

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