Librarians at work
Research on computers
Welcome to the
Bridgeton Free Public Library's Adult Services
web page! We hope you enjoy your stay here as
much as we do.
The library has
caught up to the Technology Age: those of you
equipped with wireless cards in your laptops can
now bring your mobile computer devices into the
library and get connected to the Internet. This
is another service provided to the public.
And it is free of charge!
includes some 62,000 volumes, among which is the
largest selection of large print books in
Cumberland County. We subscribe to nearly
120 newspapers and periodicals. We have
the Bridgeton News on microfilm back to 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 we've been at
this location since 1900.
We think of the
library as a total resource center, and hope you
will use us as such. Since the advent of
computers, we have access to libraries all over
the country, through the InterLibrary Loan
Network. If you want something we don't
have, we will be glad to get it for you. The
charge for this service is only $.25.
Located on the lower
level of the library is the George J. Woodruff
Museum of Indian Artifacts. 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.
The Bridgeton Public
Library has computers with Internet
access available for free public use by
presenting your C.L.U.E.S. Library card. A $.50
fee plus ID will be required if you do not
have your card. Your library card must be
fine free to use a computer. Users must sign up
at the desk. There is a 1 hour time limit per
user per day (30 minute limit between 2 and 6pm)
Copies may be printed at a cost of $.15 per
page, and are available at the circulation desk.
The computers are for reference information.
Chat rooms are not permitted.
Here you will find
information on the CLUES system as well as
many features to assist you in your research. In
the CLUES system you will find periodical
databases such as EbscoHost. EbscoHost provides
full text for more than 1000 periodicals
covering nearly all subjects including general
reference, business, health, and much more.
Clicking on the C.L.U.E.S. logo above or the
link at the end of this category will take you
to a database used to search magazines,
newspapers, and reference books for information
on business, industry, current events, the arts,
science, entertainment, etc. You can also use
the on-line catalog to look up books just as you
would at the library. Search the database at:
suggestions for library programs, services and
acquisitions, or ways we may serve you better.