The library is pleased to offer over 25,000 physical books and magazines, audio books, DVDs and museum passes as well as a number of electronic resources that can be accessed with your library card for free from home.
Online Resources: Library patrons have access to a large array of online eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, article databases and more from virtually any electronic device. For more details on the library’s online offerings, visit the E-Resources page of this site.
: The library is pleased to offer free admission passes to local attractions for patrons to borrow. To check out a museum pass, you must have an adult card in good-standing, and complete the Museum Pass Agreement form at the library. Passes are limited to one per household. They may be checked-out for three days at a time, with no renewals. To check the availability of a pass, search the Museum Passescatalog or call the library. Passes may be placed on hold for 24 hours.
List of current museum passes:
- The Mütter Museum
- Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
- Academy of Natural Sciences
- National Constitution Center
- Independence Seaport Museum
- Museum of the American Revolution
- University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Books: Titles consist of adult fiction and non-fiction, adult and juvenile biographies, adult large print, children’s picture books, multi-level children’s chapter books, children’s non-fiction, juvenile fiction, young adult fiction, and juvenile reference.
Periodicals: The library subscribes to daily delivery of the Courier–Post and Philadelphia Inquirer and weekly delivery of the Retrospect. Back issues of the Retrospect are available. The library also subscribes to several magazines, which patrons may borrow. Back issues are available for some titles.
DVDs/Blu Rays: The library offers feature films (both recent and classic), popular television series, children’s titles, and other non-fiction titles for borrowing. An adult card is required. New arrivals are available for a three-day rental. All others are a one week rental.
Grab & Go Book Club Bags: The library offers a variety of book club bags, which contain multiple copies of a title, for patrons to borrow for their book club.
Audiobooks: The library has a variety of abridged and unabridged titles for borrowing.
Local/New Jersey History Collection: Pamphlets, books, maps and archival material for reference. Some titles are available for circulation.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Can’t find what you’re looking for in our catalog? Don’t worry, we may still be able to obtain it through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan is a partnership of libraries across the State of New Jersey, which allows libraries to borrow materials from each other. The service is free to all FPLA card holders in good standing, and each card holder is permitted three ILL requests a time. To place a request either visit the library, or search and request an item through the ILL website called JerseyCat.