Services

Adults:
Woodbury Public Library cards include LOGIN Library Consortium membership, and are free to those who live in or own property in Woodbury. Applicants must complete a Patron Application, available online or at the library. Valid identification, providing proof of identity (e.g., non-expired driver’s license or photo ID), and where you live (e.g., utility bill, rent receipt, etc.) is required.

Para la versión en Español de la Aplicación de Patrones, haga clic aquí.

If you reside anywhere in Gloucester County other than Woodbury, you do not need a Woodbury Library card to use our services. The Woodbury Public Library will honor cards from any LOGIN Library, which includes all Gloucester County residents as well as some Cumberland and Salem County residents.

If you reside outside of Gloucester County and are employed in Woodbury, you may qualify for a card that will be valid only at the Woodbury Public Library. To apply for this card, bring in your ID and a letter on company letterhead from the Woodbury establishment where you are employed. It must state you are employed in Woodbury at that business, and be signed by your employer.

If you reside in a non-LOGIN Library Consortium community and do not work in Woodbury, a card that will be valid only at the Woodbury Public Library may be purchased for an annual fee of $20.00.

If your Woodbury Library card has been lost or stolen, it may be replaced at a fee of $3.00. Please stop at the Circulation Desk with valid, current identification. 

Children:
Children age 3 and up who reside in Woodbury are eligible for Woodbury Public Library cards. Children under 18 years of age will need a parent or legal guardian to show proper ID and co-sign the application. Woodbury Junior/Senior High School students may use class schedules or school ID cards to demonstrate residency. Applicants must complete a Patron Application, available online or at the library.

The Woodbury Public Library’s Circulation Policy, including fine rates, lending policies, member responsibilities, etc., is available here, and our Video Circulation Policy is available here.

The Woodbury Public Library offers a number of fun and educational children’s programs throughout the year. These programs are free and residency is not required. For more information, pick up a flyer at the desk or call the library. You can sign up for any of our programs by stopping by the Circulation Desk or by calling us at (856) 845-2611.

Classroom Visits:
Our Children’s Program Coordinator Audra Bonfiglio (“Mrs. B”)  is available for visits to school classrooms any time during the school year. Teachers or school administrators, please call the library at (856) 845-2611 for more information or to arrange a visit! You can also contact Mrs. B at abonfiglio@woodburylibrary.org.

Tue 19

Baby Story Time

November 19 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm
Wed 20

Story Time

November 20 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm
Wed 20

Crafternoon: Ages 5-11

November 20 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Thu 21

Lego Club: ages 5 through 11

November 21 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

The Woodbury Public Library offers a wide variety of online resources that are available at the library.

Our Children’s Multimedia Center, located across from the Circulation Desk on the first floor, features 2 AWE Early Literacy Stations. These exciting learning tools offer a brilliant 20″ touch screen, headphones, colorful keyboard and child-sized mouse, and come loaded with over 50 educational games designed for ages 2 through 10.  These machines are all available for use by all children aged 2-12, regardless of library membership. Children under 8 may use them when accompanied by an adult.

On the 2nd Floor of the library, we have 16 computers equipped with high-speed Internet access, Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Publisher, Access and PowerPoint) and a variety of other applications such as Resume Maker, Adobe PhotoShop, and more. They also offer a number of online subscriber services, including EBSCOhost’s full-text periodical database and Reference USA, to name just a couple. Two of these computers are 20″ iMacs, and the rest are PCs. All of these computers are equipped with audio jacks to accommodate your earphones. These computers are available for independent use by patrons over 8 years of age. Users under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our public Internet computers are also available for use by adults without LOGIN cards, subject to the same rules regarding parental supervision and permission for minors.

There is also one AWE Early Literacy Station on the 2nd Floor. This is primarily intended for the use of children while accompanying adults who need to work on our 2nd Floor public computers. As with the AWE computers on the first floor, it offers over 50 education games, colorful keyboard and child-sized mouse, headphones, and a brilliant touch-screen interface.

Two of our public computers are also equipped with a free self-service scanner. Patrons may use the scanners to scan photos, documents, etc., to be saved in a digital format, edited or sent via email.

All public computers are equipped with easily-accessed front USB ports, and patrons are welcome to use these to save files to flash drives, keychain drives, etc.  We have USB keychain drives available for sale at the Reference Desk for $5.00 each.  All public computers can print black-ink copies, which should be retrieved at the Reference Desk. There is no charge for up to two copies per user per day; quantities over that amount cost 10 cents per page.** A ‘page’ is one printed side; double-sided printouts will be counted as 2 pages.  Patrons are responsible for payment of all copies that they caused to be printed, and payment must be in cash – we do not accept debit or credit cards. It is suggested that patrons use the ‘Print Preview’ command to determine how many pages a print request may create before printing. Please pay for copies at the Reference Desk upstairs

Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted. A staff member can assist you in logging on to the computers. Please be aware that by using the computers at the Woodbury Public Library, you are agreeing to comply with the library’s Computer Use Policy.

free-wifiThe entire Woodbury Library building is a free broadband wireless Internet hotspot.  You can access our network with any device (laptop computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.) that is compatible with common wireless standards. The network is designed for ease of use, so you do not need any passwords, PINs, WEP keys or encryption schemes. In most cases  your wireless device will automatically detect the Library’s wireless signal, identified as ‘Woodburypubliclibrary-2.4’, and configure itself to use our system. If your equipment needs to be directed to our network manually, use the following values:

     SSID (or Network Name): Woodburypubliclibrary-2.4, Woodburypubliclibrary-5 or WoodburyLibrary_EXT

     Network Mode: Infrastructure

     WEP: Disabled

     IP (or Network settings): Obtain IP address automatically

     DNS: Obtain DNS automatically

For more information about wireless Internet access at the Woodbury Public Library, ask at the Reference Desk on the second floor. Each computer model varies, so library staff is able to offer only extremely limited personal technical assistance with your configuration. Our wireless Internet signal is not encrypted or restricted in any way, and should NOT be considered as a secure or private connection. The library cannot take responsibility for any issues that may arise in connection with use of our wireless signal. Parents of children with access to wireless devices are strongly advised to supervise and monitor their use, as our wireless Internet signal is completely unfiltered. The Library and its staff are not responsible for Internet material accessed by any user, including children.

Woodbury Public Library
Fax Policy

 The Woodbury Public Library is pleased to provide a fax service to the public. Library users needing fax service will be accommodated as soon as possible, but library services and operations will take priority.

 Procedure:

  • Woodbury Public Library Fax number is (856) 845-5280.
  • Operation of the fax machine is limited to library staff.
  • Fax transmission charges are $1.50 for the first page, $1.00 for each additional page.
  • Fees must be paid before the fax transmission begins.
  • If the first call results in a busy signal or other failed connection, 4 more attempts will be made to transmit in the next 10 minutes. If failure persists for 10 minutes, transmissions may be resubmitted one hour later. If the call still cannot be completed, library staff will ask the patron to verify the phone number. Only the patron may determine the success of the transmission by calling the recipient. Library phones cannot be used for this purpose. Patrons must be in the library to send faxes.
  • Letter size (8 ½” x 11”) fax transmissions may also be received at the Library. The price for receiving faxes is $1.00 per page.      
  • Library staff will not monitor items faxed to the Library. Incoming fax sheets will remain at the fax machine for the patron to collect. Patrons failing to collect faxes in a timely manner will have the charges posted to their library records for payment at their next visit. Payment must be made at the Circulation desk by cash only.
  • Fax transmission/collection service is available only during the hours the Library is open, staff time permitting. Library services take priority over fax requests.
  • Transmission errors are common, and print quality is variable and not controllable by the Library.
  • The Library is NOT responsible for successful transmission of outgoing or incoming faxes, nor is the library responsible for any damage, loss of data or consequential damage arising out of the use of this service.

 

Adopted by the Woodbury Public Library Board of Trustees 11/22/2010

jerseycatIf you’re a Woodbury Public Library cardholder and can’t find what you need in the LOGIN catalog, you can use JerseyCat to request material via Interlibrary Loan. JerseyCat includes the collections of almost all of New Jersey’s public libraries, as well as many colleges, universities and schools throughout the state. You may place your Interlibrary loan requests online through JerseyCat, or by calling the library at  (856) 845-2611.

Important: Please search the LOGIN Catalog before requesting items through JerseyCat. Interlibrary loans should only be used to request materials that are not available through LOGIN. In order to be eligible to use this service, you must have a valid Woodbury Public Library card and be a borrower in good standing. If your card was issued by another LOGIN library, please arrange your Interlibrary Loans through that library.

Be sure to include your name, phone number and library card barcode number on the online JerseyCat ILL request form to avoid any delay in processing your request. The library will contact you by phone when your items arrive.

Please call the Library at (856) 845-2611 for assistance, or if you have any questions about Interlibrary Loans.

if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need   – cicero

 

Our seed library is about…

  • Encouraging our community to dig in and garden.
  • Reconnecting our community to the traditions of growing tasty, healthy food.
  • Reconnecting our community to the outdoors and wildlife.
  • Educating our community about growing, harvesting, and saving seeds.
  • Creating a community-sustained seed collection at our Library.
  • Providing information, instruction and education about sustainable gardening.

How it works:

  • You must have a library card from a library in Gloucester County to participate.
  • Seeds packets are “checked out” from the library with the understanding that you will grow the seeds.
  • We hope that you will save seeds from the plants and return a similar package of seeds to the library at the end of the growing season.  Alternatively, you may donate some produce to your local food bank (see below for a list).
  • There is no fine if the seeds are not returned.

Spring seeds 2020:

  • Coming Soon!

Instructional Documents:

  • Seed Library Application: Fill in this brief form and return it to the Library to make your seed request.
  • Planning a Garden: This is for the gardener who is just starting out. It’s an overview of how to plan a garden, how to start seeds, a planting chart, and how to plan a harvest.  Seed and plant sources are included in this document.
  • How to Save Seeds:  This document covers the seed-saving process. If you’re an established gardener, this will help you along your seed-saving journey.
  • Garden Journal: This document can function as a traditional journal that you print out and write, or you can use the fill-in-form function built into the file. There are instructions in the document on how to use it as a form. If you choose to use the form function, you can submit your journal to the Library Seed Bank project which is collecting local gardening information for public reference and historic record-keeping.  There is an email link in the document if you choose to submit it. Please stop the library, check out some seeds, and browse our collection of gardening and seed-saving books. If you have any questions, please contact the library!

Food Banks:

Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries
330 E. Barber Ave.
Woodbury, NJ 08096
http://www.gwcm.org/
contactgwcm@gmail.com
Food Bank of South Jersey
1501 John Tipton Blvd.,
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
http://foodbanksj.org/
856.662.4884
info@foodbanksj.org

 

Established April 2014, in partnership with Library Seed Bank.

                                       The Museum Pass Program is graciously sponsored by                                           THe Friends of the Woodbury Public Library.

The Woodbury Public Library’s Museum Pass Program, Adult Woodbury Library cardholders in good standing can check out passes to several local institutions.  These passes circulate without charge for 7 days at a time. 

Below you’ll find information on the museum passes currently available to our cardholders. For more information about how this program works, please see our Museum Pass Program Policy.  To place a pass on hold, call or stop in the Library 856.845.2611. 

Why have the passes changed? 

The Woodbury Public Library purchases Institutional Memberships directly from each Museum. Each Museum pass expires after one year. Due to rising costs of institutional memberships, the Library has decided to rotate our museum passes each year so that our residents may experience as many different museums as possible. 

How can the library get a pass to the museum i want to visit? 

Due to budget constraints the Museum Pass Program is funded solely via donations and The Friends of the Woodbury Public Library. Please let the Library know what museum passes you would like to see in the future. You may also consider donating to The Friends of the Woodbury Public Library with a notation that you would like the money to be used towards our Museum Pass Program.                                                                                                                     

*Please note that not all museums offer Institutional Memberships to libraries.  

“America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting. The museum helps the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and to appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease. Today, the Museum enjoys a steadily rising reputation with annual attendance exceeding 130,000 visitors. Enjoying international popularity, the Museum has been featured on countless TV programs and specials and is the subject of two best-selling books. The Museum Education program is geared toward middle school and high school students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and partners with area schools to expose students to the wide variety of careers in health care and biosciences, as well as to introduce them to the history and culture of medicine.” 

This pass is valid for 4 individuals per card, per day. Located at 19 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Hours: Sunday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information, visit muttermuseum.org.

Battleship New Jersey 62 Battleship Place Camden, NJ 08103

This pass is currently on hiatus. Institutional Membership Cost – $400 per year. Consider contributing towards the purchase of this pass by donating to The Friends of the Woodbury Public Library with “Battleship New Jersey” or “Museum Pass Program” in the notes field. 

Each Institutional Membership admits up to two adults and up to 3 children free of charge. 

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

This pass admits up to six people free of charge. Located in Cherry Hill, The Garden State Discovery Museum is one of South Jersey’s largest attractions for family fun.  It’s ideal for kids ages infant through 10 years old, and features over 20 giant kid-powered hands-on exhibits. Whether your children love to explore science, get down & dirty making arts and crafts, be the hero of their own story, or wear the chef’s coat for a day, the GSDM is the place to be! The Garden State Discovery Museum is located at 2040 Springdale Road in Cherry Hill. It’s open 7 days a week; operating hours vary seasonally. Please check their website at www.discoverymuseum.com or call (856)424-1233 for current hours, driving directions and more information about the Museum.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

At the Academy of Natural Sciences, you can wander among towering dinosaur skeletons, discover an indoor tropical butterfly garden, explore the world through our historic dioramas, or be transported to the great outdoors through our hands-on discovery center for children. The Academy is located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA 19103. Their operating hours are 10 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 5:00 pm on weekends and holidays.  This library museum pass includes free general admission to the Academy for two adults and up to 5 children. It also includes a 10% discount in the Academy Shop and Academy Café.  [There may be a fee for admission to special exhibits within the Academy.]  Please their website at www.ansp.org for more information about planning your visit.

The Gloucester County Historical Society Library is the repository of one of the largest genealogical collections in Southern New Jersey! Visit the library to search for the history of your town, home or family. Peruse their newspaper collection, genealogical manuscripts, family papers, photographs and maps. The Historical Society Library is located behind the Museum, at 17 Hunter Street.

NEW LIBRARY HOURS (effective May 1, 2018) : 

  • Tuesday evening, 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 12pm-4pm
  • Last Sunday of each month, (Sept. thru April), 2-5pm (No Sunday hours during May, June, July and August.)
  • First Saturday of each month (Oct. thru May), 10am-3pm (No Saturday hours during June, July, August and September.)

SUMMER MUSEUM HOURS (April 30-Sept. 5) : 

  • Wednesday & Friday, 1pm-4pm
  • Last Sunday of each month (Sept. thru April), 2pm-5pm (No Sunday hours during May, June, July and August.)

Each pass admits up to two adults and up to 3 children free of charge. The Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House Museum is located at 58 N. Broad St., Woodbury, New Jersey. For more information visit https://www.gchsnj.org or call (856) 848-8531.

Hamilton Was Here: Rising up in Revolutionary Philadelphia is now open! Free with general admission, Hamilton Was Here is open to the public weekdays from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and weekends from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Learn more about this interactive experience and plan your visit today. 

This pass admits 2 adults and 4 youth per pass per day.  101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106. 215.253.6731. Open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM, except for major holiday. https://www.amrevmuseum.org

“The Camden Children’s Garden is operated by the Camden City Garden Club. Our Mission inspires and educates people of all ages by providing opportunities to improve their quality of life, health and community through horticulture.

The Camden Children’s Garden is designed for children and families. It is a special place to explore and discover the natural world. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play.”

This pass is valid for up to 6 guests, children under the age of 1 are admitted for FREELocated at 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103. Hours: Thurs. & Fri. 10 am – 3 pm, Sat. and Sun. 10 am – 4 pm. The Camden Children’s Garden is open April through December and is CLOSED January, February, and March.  For more information, visit http://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org or call 856-365-8733.  

“Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and Al Capone.

This pass is valid for 6 individuals per card for free daytime general admission times. Admission includes “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour, narrated by actor Steve Buscemi; Hands-On History interactive experiences; history exhibits; and a critically acclaimed series of artist installations. 

Located at 2027 Fairmont Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19130. Open daily 10 AM to 5 PM (last entry is at 4 PM). For more information, visit easternstate.org

Restrictions & Recommendations: Children under the age of seven will receive complimentary admission, however, the Eastern State is not recommended for children under the age of seven. 

Eastern State is open rain or shine, and the building does not have climate control. Please dress for the weather, and be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Sandals, flip-flops, open-toed shoes and high heels are not recommended. 

 

Library Elf:  Your Personal Reminder Service

What is it?

Are you constantly trying to keep track of what you – or your kids — have checked out at the library?  Do you hate paying fines because you forgot when your material was due? Would you like an email or text-message alert when a book you put on hold becomes available? If so, the Library ELF can help!

Woodbury Public Library cardholders with access to email may now register with Library ELF, a free service designed for busy library users that allows you to:

  • Receive email or text-message notices of items before they become due
  • View the due dates of various items in a calendar format
  • Be notified of holds as they become available
  • Consolidate your library accounts or those of your entire family
  • and much more!

How do I get it?

Registering with Library ELF is free and easy. Woodbury Public Library cardholders can click here to sign up, or go to www.libraryelf.com, click on ‘Sign Up’, and then just follow the on-screen directions. Be sure that  ‘NJ – Woodbury Public Library’ is selected from the drop-down list of libraries, and have your library card handy. If you want to receive notifications for other family members, you’ll need their library card barcode numbers, too. The LOGIN Consortium does not currently use PINs for online catalog access, so just leave the field labeled ‘Library Card PIN’ blank.

Important Privacy Notice & Disclaimer:

Woodbury Public Library is making borrowers aware of the free services of Library ELF.  Library ELF is a private service not affiliated with the Woodbury Public Library or the LOGIN library consortium. You use Library ELF at your own option and risk. Using Library ELF requires you to submit personal information, such as your library card barcode, to a database unaffiliated with and located outside of the Library. Please read Library ELF’s privacy policy and FAQ before deciding to sign up for the service. The Woodbury Public Library accepts no responsibility for any Library ELF failure to notify a borrower about items checked out, due dates, or holds. Library ELF will not replace our regular mail or phone notifications about overdues and holds.

If you use an Android phone, iPhone or iPod Touch, check out the new, improved version of BookMyne! You can use it to easily search our LOGIN Library catalog, place holds, view your checkouts, renew your material, get reading suggestions from GoodReads and much more. When you’re out and about, it will even use your phone’s GPS to help you find other libraries and provide driving directions. You can download BookMyne for free through the App Store or the Android Market. For more information, just ask at the Reference Desk.