Using the Library

Getting a Library Card

The Gloucester County Library System (GCLS) issues library cards to residents of the 14 GCLS member communities who pay a dedicated county library tax. Residents of the following communities in Gloucester County qualify for access to GCLS library services with required proof of residency:

ClaytonHarrisonSouth HarrisonEast Greenwich
LoganSwedesboroElkMantua
WoolwichGlassboroNational ParkWoodbury Heights
GreenwichNewfield

The Gloucester County Library System issues library cards in-person at any one of our branches located Glassboro, Greenwich, Logan, Mullica Hill, and Swedesboro. A photo ID and proof of residency must be presented in the form of any one of the following:

  • NJ Driver’s License
  • NJ non-driver ID (issued by the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission)
  • Current municipal tax bill, utility bill, or bank statement showing your name and address, plus a photo ID
  • Out-of-county owners of businesses or property located in a GCLS member community bust show proof of business or property ownership, plus a photo ID

Digital library cards are also available for residents of the member communities. These can be applied for online and allow access to our downloadable and online books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines and more in addition to our research databases.

Expired or lost cards

GCLS cards are renewed every 2 years. Please don’t throw away your old card! Renew your card by presenting it to circulation staff along with your current driver’s license. Your card will be updated. There is a $1 fee to replace a lost library card. If you have forgotten your card, you may present your driver’s license.

Non-resident cards

Out-of-County residents (excluding Cumberland and Salem counties) may purchase access to GCLS library services for an annual fee of $100 per year. A six month membership may be purchased for $50.

GCLS is a member of the LOGIN consortium and honors library cards issued by libraries located throughout Gloucester, Cumberland, and Salem counties.

Finding Books and More

Looking for books, DVDs, audiobooks, Playaways, games, and more? Search the Library Catalog to find items to check out, place on hold, or check your account.

Don’t have time to stop by the library? We have an array of digital streaming and downloadable services you can access from anywhere, 24/7 with your library card! Overdrive, Hoopla, Kanopy, and the Palace Project all provide access to different sets of materials whether it be eBooks and eAudiobooks or movies and TV.

Overdrive/Libby

Check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines through Overdrive! This service is provided by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative. Got a mobile device? You can read and listen to your eBooks on the go with the Libby app!

Please note that the original Overdrive app was retired in 2022. Patrons currently using the Overdrive app should download Libby from their device’s app store.

Hoopla

Instantly borrow free digital movies, TV shows, music, books, audiobooks, and comics, 24/7 with your library card through Hoopla.

Free app for Android™ and iPhone®/iPod Touch®/iPad® devices. Download the app from Google Play or iTunes.

Kanopy

Stream free digital movies, documentaries, world cinema, and more, 24/7 with your library card through Kanopy.

Free app for Android™ and iPhone®/iPod Touch®/iPad® devices. Download the app from Google Play or iTunes.

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

Chat with us: Ask a question via online chat during our regular business hours.

Email your question: Send your question to reference@gcls.org and receive a response withing 24 hours.

Call us: Call (856)-223-6050 to reach a Librarian during Mullica Hill business hours or leave a voice mail that will be returned as soon as possible.

Text us: Text START to (856)-270-7883 and a Librarian will respond as time permits during Mullica Hill business hours. Please note; standard test messaging rates per your service provider may apply.

Need help outside business hours? Niche Academy offers many tutorials on a wide variety of subjects Additionally, our eReference Center has links to many web-based resources and databases. Both of these are available to our members on a 24/7 basis.

Reserve a Meeting Room

To reserve a meeting room at a GCLS branch library, download and complete the Policy and Reservation forms. Return the forms by faxing them to 856-223-6039 or by scanning and emailing them to meetingrooms@gcls.org. Please note the Glassboro branch has moved to a new building and we are in the process of updating the policy to reflect the new size and description. Please email if you have any questions about the Glassboro location. 

Floor plans for each of the locations are available below:

Contact Us

Gloucester County Library System

389 Wolfert Station Road
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 

Phone: 856-223-6000
Fax: 856-223-6039

GCLS Administrative Offices856-223-6000
Director’s Office856-223-6010
Personnel856-223-6036
Business Office856-223-6035
Youth Services856-223-6029
Meeting Room Reservations856-223-6033
Renewals856-223-6060
Reference856-223-6050
MakerStudio856-223-6011