Free Public Library of Audubon

239 Oakland Avenue, Audubon, NJ 08106  |  (856) 547-8686

Library Closing - Memorial Day

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The Free Public Library of Audubon will be closed Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

 

The Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st at 11:00 am.

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Our New Online Catalog & Patron Account System

Koha - Our New Online Catalog & Patron Account System

Live as of April 25, 2016!

The Free Public Library is pleased to announce that as of April 25th we have completed the switch to our new online catalog and patron account system called Koha.

Koha

 Koha is a New Zealand Māori word meaning "gift."

This new system promises to provide patrons with an enhanced experience of the Library. Here are some of the new features that will be included:

  • Email alerts for holds ready for pick-up, upcoming due dates for checked-out materials as well as email reminders for materials past due
  • Enhanced search capabilities
  • Account personalization options, including the ability to save search history, review past check-outs, and create personal lists of Library materials
  • An intuitive interface which makes it easy to review your account for check-outs and fines, place holds, request renewals, suggest Library purchases, and update personal details all from the comfort of your home

Here’s what you will need to do: Nothing! All of your account details, including current check-outs, holds, etc., will be uploaded to the new system. Your username and password will remain the same as it is now.

To help patrons become accustomed to the new system and to provide assistance with using the new features, the Library will be holding a number of tutorials in May and in June. The tutorials will be held at the Audubon Senior Center located directly next door to the Library. Below are the dates and times.

Tutorials:

  • Wednesday, May 4th, 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 1st, 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 8th, 6:30 pm 

If you can’t make it to one of the tutorials, don’t worry! Stop by the Library during regular business hours and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.

We are very excited to unveil this new system to you all. We just know it will be a great addition to the Library, but we ask for your patience as we all get accustomed to the transition. 

Lastly, as we all get used to the new system, we are encouraging patrons to bring their Library cards when using the Library. This will ease delays and facilitate service.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Happy reading,

The Free Public Library of Audubon

 


Museum Pass Program

The Museum Pass Program allows our patrons free access to some of the area's finest cultural and educational attractions. 

Museum Passes currently available:

 Academy of Natural Sciences

 Camden Children's Garden - NEW!

 Garden State Discovery Museum

 Grounds for Sculpture

 Morris Arboretum - NEW!

 Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts


Heritage Quest Online

Are you interested in finding out more about those in your family tree?

We have added Heritage Quest Online to our library.

Heritage Quest Online, available on your home computer or on the library computers, features an incredible storehouse of American genealogical information. 

To login, simply click above on Helpful Links.  Both databases are listed under the column Library Resources.  Heritage Quest Online does require your assigned barcode number.

Also, please note that we will be providing a tutorial on how to use Heritage Quest Online on December 17th, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Library.


Freegal Music

We are excited to announce that Freegal Music has recently been added to our library!

Freegal Music allows our patrons to download music to their computer, iPod, or iPhone for free!  Simply click on Helpful Links above.  Under the column Library Resources, you will note the link for Freegal Music.  Feel free to browse the site.  Your barcode number is required to login and begin downloading.


LearningExpress Library

Are you getting ready to take the SAT?  Civil Service exam?  US Citizenship test?  Military exam?  

We are so excited to bring the LearningExpress Library to our patrons!  It offers a large selection of educational and career-related resources.  Look for the link under Helpful Links, Library Resources to access the LearningExpress Library.  The library is divided into centers.  Simply choose a center and go!

  • Adult Learning Center - provides help with building basic skills, as well as prep for the US Citizenship exam
  • College Center - provides skill reviews in math, reading, grammar, writing and science, as well as prep for Graduate School Admissions, College Placement Exams, and CLEP exams
  • College Preparation Center - provides prep for PSAT, SAT, ACT, THEA, TOEFL iBT tests, AP exams, and college admissions essay writing
  • High School Equivalency Center - provides help with buillding basic skills, as well as prep for GED, HiSET, and TASC tests
  • School Center - provides help with math, reading, etc. skills from the elementary level through high school
  • Career Center - learn about careers, as well as prep for nursing entrance exams, occupational exams, including allied health, teaching, cosmetology, firefighter, law enforcement and more, military exams, job search and workplace skills
  • Recursos para Hispanohablantes - provides math, speaking and grammar skill building, as well as prep for the GED test and US Citizen exam for Spanish speakers