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About the Library


Mission Statement

The mission of the Gloucester City Library is to provide access to resources in a variety of formats that inform, educate, enlighten, and entertain our diverse community.


Gloucester City Library

50 N. Railroad Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Phone: 856-456-4181

Attention GPS Users

     When entering the Gloucester City Library into your GPS system you may have to enter the address 809 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Otherwise you will end up in Brooklawn, although these address rules may not apply to Google Maps.

Driving Directions From Burlington County

South on Route 130, turn right on Nicholson Road which becomes Hudson Street at Newton Creek. Proceed to the second set of railroad tracks and make a left turn before the 2nd set of tracks. The library is visible at this point (on left).

South on I-295 to Walt Whitman Bridge Exit 26 and North-South Freeway, bear right and take the first exit on right, Exit 1-C (Gloucester, Mt. Ephraim), then left turn. This is Market Street. Keep on Market Street, crossing Route 130 (Royal Farms and Roadway Inn is at the right) until Broadway (gas stations). Turn right on Broadway to second traffic light (Monmouth Street). Turn right and then left after crossing the railroad. This is the municipal parking lot, and the library is straight ahead.

Driving Directions From Gloucester County and points south

Take I-295 heading north towards Camden, to 42 North-South Freeway take Exit 1-C (Gloucester, Mt. Ephraim), then turn left. This is Market Street. Stay on Market Street, crossing Route 130 (Royal Farms and Roadway Inn is at right) until Broadway (gas stations). Turn right on Broadway to second traffic light (Monmouth Street). Turn right and then left after crossing the railroad. This is the municipal parking lot, and the library is straight ahead.

From the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, take Route 676 to Route 130 (Westville/Gloucester City) exit. Turn right at light (Market Street) Continue until you come to Broadway (gas stations). Turn right on Broadway to second traffic light (Monmouth Street). Turn right and then left after crossing the railroad. This is the municipal parking lot, and the library is straight ahead.

From the Walt Whitman Bridge, take Route 130 South to Market Street, make a right turn and go to Broadway (gas stations). Turn right on Broadway to second traffic light (Monmouth Street). Turn right and then left after crossing the railroad. This is the municipal parking lot, and the library is straight ahead.

Driving Directions From New Brunswick and points north

Take N.J. Turnpike to Exit 7. Then take I-295 south to Walt Whitman Bridge Exit 26. Bear right and take the first exit on right, Exit 1-C (Gloucester, Mt. Ephraim), then turn left. This is Market Street. Stay on Market Street, crossing Route 130 (Royal Farms and Roadway Inn is at right) until Broadway (gas stations). Turn right on Broadway to second traffic light (Monmouth Street). Turn right and then left after crossing the railroad. This is the municipal parking lot, and the library is straight ahead.


Library Hours

Monday 12:00pm-8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am -1:00 pm (closed in Summer)
Sunday: Closed


Holiday Closings

2022
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 24, through Saturday, November 26
Christmas- Saturday, December 24 , through Monday, December 26
New Year's Day - Saturday, December 31, 2022 through Monday, January 2 2022
2023
New Year's Day - Monday, January 2
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Saturday, January 14 , through Monday, January 16
President's Day - Saturday, February 18, through Monday, February 20
Good Friday/Easter - Friday, April 7 , and Saturday, April 8
Memorial Day - Saturday, May 27 , through Monday, May 29
Juneteenth - Friday, June 16
Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day - Monday, September 4
Columbus Day - Saturday, October 7, through Monday, October 9
Veterans Day - Friday, November 10 through Saturday, November 11
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23, through Saturday, November 25
Christmas- Saturday, December 23 , through Monday, December 25
Library will be closed on most summer Saturdays from June 17 to September 2.


Job Opening

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Library Administration

Library Director

Wen Gu
(856) 456-4181
gc@gcpl.us

Board of Trustees

TJ Delengowski - President
Jennifer Murphy - Treasurer
Mary Ellen Plews - Secretary
Carol Eller - Mayor's Alternate
Brian Francis - Superintendent's Alternate
Linda Baile
Samantha Mayo

Board Meeting Dates

Board Meetings will be held on Zoom at 6:30pm on the 2nd Monday of most months.
December 12, 2022
January 9, 2023
February 13,2023
March 13, 2023
April 10,2023
May 8, 2023
June 12,2023
July 10, 2023
September 11,2023
October 16, 2023
November 13, 2023
December 11, 2023

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