The Bridgeton Free Public Library provides multiple services to those who use our facility. There is a large selection of books including current popular titles of fiction, non-fiction and audio books. There is a large collection of non-fiction titles including oversize books and an extensive collection of items relative to New Jersey, and in particular Bridgeton, history. There are fiction and non-fiction large print books, books in Spanish, newspapers, and magazines in both English and Spanish.
The Bridgeton News is available on microfilm from as far back as 1900. Our collection on South Jersey history is one of the most extensive in the area because we’ve been here so long. Bridgeton has enjoyed library service since 1811, and the library has been at this location since 1900.
We think of the library as a total resource center, and hope you will use it as such. The library offers free public computer terminals with internet access and a free wireless network, also fax service, and self-service printing*. The library notary is available Tuesdays and Thursdays. Anyone can use our copier* or scanner for their personal needs.
In addition, items we do not carry may be requested through inter-library loan. After filling out a request form (free) the request will be submitted to libraries across New Jersey and are usually filled within ten days.
Internet Access: free of charge – 60 minute limit – additional time may be granted for those doing research for academic or job search purposes. Free wi-fi is available for all your devices and is accessible 24 hours a day.
The library offers a variety of adult programming including a monthly film series facilitated by a film scholar, an adult book discussion group, and ongoing events with cultural and historical influence.
The George J. Woodruff Museum of Indian Artifacts is located on the lower level of the library. Most of the collection (B.C. 9000 – A.D. 1700) was found locally. A visit to the museum is well worth your time. Check out our Woodruff Museum page.
*Copying and printing costs are $.15 per page for black and white and $.75 for color (Printer only)
The library offers free public computer terminals with internet access and a free wireless network, also fax service, self-service printing