Benefits of Having a Library Card 2018-08-09T18:26:27+00:00

What’s in it for me?

Your library card is your key to the resources and services offered by the Perth Amboy Free Public Library. A library card has a number of perks.

  1. Access to thousands of books. Our patrons have access to over 80,000 Books in English, Spanish, and Large Print; 90 Magazines; DVDs and more, all free with their library card. If we do not have a particular book, patrons can also request books through our Interlibrary Loan program.
  2. Free Borrowing privileges at participating New Jersey libraries. Patrons can use their card at close to 50 libraries in New Jersey.
  3. Access to databases and digital resources. A Perth Amboy Free Public Library card allows users to gain access to a variety of digital resources that provide both educational and recreational experiences. Some of these databases include:
      • RBDigital: The ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac & PC. News may break elsewhere – stories live on RBDigital.
      • Hoopla: Borrow digital audiobooks, e-books, movies, music, TV, and comics instantly.
      • Access over 130,000 engaging, high-quality videos and 4,500 courses taught by recognized industry experts. Popular fields of study include web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business (including Microsoft Office and Windows). New courses added weekly.
      • Rosetta Stone: The award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library or anytime, anywhere.
  4. Homebound Delivery Service. Are you unable to make it out of the house? Then let the library come to you! Patrons can sign up online or by calling the library.
  5. Access to Public Computers.  Perth Amboy residents can use the library computers with their library card.
  6. Free Admission & Discounts to Museums with our museum pass program

Want to see your library card do more?  We are always open to suggestions!