Ocean City residents/property owners may obtain a free library card by providing proof of residence or ownership of property at the circulation desk located on the first floor of the library. Children 14 and under must have a parent or guardian's signature on the application card. Acceptable I.D. includes a valid N.J. driver's license, tax bill, voter's registration, major utility bill, or phone book listing.

Just visiting? Residents of nearby communities and visitors to Ocean City must provide valid identification and pay $25.00 for the year or $15.00 for ninety days to join the library. Internet-only membership cards are available for $10.00 for a ninety-day membership to our computer center.

Please call 609 399-2434 or visit the library to learn more about signing up for a library card.

Ocean City Free Public Library is a member of the Coalition of Independent Libraries of South Jersey (COIL).
Patrons of the following Libraries will be given a FREE non-resident card provided they have a valid driver's license or other suitable ID listing an address within one of the communities:

  • Atlantic City Free Public Library
  • Avalon Free Public Library
  • Linwood Free Public Library
  • Longport Public Library
  • Margate Public Library
  • Millville Public Library
  • Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield
  • Strathmere - Rita Schiavo Library
  • Vineland Public Library