The Burlington County Library System's collection of 370,053 titles,
979,905 volumes, and 1,088 periodical subscriptions includes special collections
which assist customers with specific information or format needs.
The Adult Literacy Collection includes books, audio-cassette
with book kits, and video materials which provide informational and recreational
materials for adult and young adult beginning readers.
The New Jersey Collection contains 14,198 materials of
local, county and state interest. Many of the items are available for borrowing.
In this collection
you will find
- Books and videos on New Jersey and Burlington County, local community
histories, politics, education, social services, ecology, natural history,
and many other topics.
- New Jersey government documents, periodicals and published statistics
on various topics in book, periodical and pamphlet form.
- Genealogy collection including family histories, church records, birth,
death and marriage indexes, cemetery transcriptions, telephone books,
- Hazardous waste documentation for various sites in Burlington County,
including Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base.
- Genealogy and New Jersey periodicals and newsletters, including Genealogical
magazine of New Jersey, New Jersey History, Evertons Family History Magazine,
Genealogical Helper and more.
- Atlases and maps for Burlington County, New Jersey and the United States.
- Burlington County and New Jersey vertical files containing articles,
brochures, maps and more.
- The library subscribes to AncestryPlus, the largest online genealogical
resource in the world. Although parts of this service are available at
no charge over the internet, you will find the material available in
the library is complete, containing U.S. Federal Census images, military
and images, vital records indexes, church records, immigration and naturalization
records, court, land and probate records, the Social Security Death Index,
newspaper obituary indexes, and much more.
- Heritage Quest online subscription will provide the information needed
to get you started on your family search. Heritage Quest provides access
to over 25,000 family and local history books. All books are full-text
and keyword-searchable. It also includes digital images of U.S. Federal
Census Records from 1790 to 1930, including census indexes for 1870,
1900 and 1910. Access:
Headquarters Library only. Library Genealogy
The Business Collection
The Burlington County Library Headquarters Business Center and library
branches offer access to thousands of dollars worth of information to meet
the needs of entrepreneurs, business managers, investors, career changers
and job seekers. Our offerings include:
- An extensive collection of sample
business plans to use when developing or updating your plan.
- A searchable direct marketing database that identifies consumer
and business to business mailing lists tailored to your marketing campaign.
Foundation Center’s database of nonprofit grant and funding
- Marketing references with consumer demographic and
- Online files of industry analyses and company profiles.
full text access to business and trade magazines to keep you up to
date on news and developments in your markets and industry.
aids for mutual funds, stocks and bonds, including Standard and Poor
Stock and Bond Reports, Morningstar, and Value
- Reference USA: Search and download contact information for:
million US businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies
million US households
- 650,000 physicians and dentists
- 1.3 million Canadian businesses
- 12 million Canadian households
Know your library – it’s good for business! Visit our branches
or the headquarters library Business Center. For more help:
- Click on the
BCLS Business Gateway
The Burlington County Library System’s business gateway is your
online entrée to what’s available free to library cardholders.
Also, see the gateway for links to key community and government web
interest to entrepreneurs. Here you will find links to the best library
resources, plus vetted Internet web sites, to help you in all aspects
of starting and running your business. We have made a special effort
to your attention local resources that you might not otherwise hear
about. And, there is a special section geared toward nonprofit organizations.
You can also learn here about library programs and other services
created to help you succeed!
- Subscribe to Biz Currents – Library News
for Business People
Biz Currents is the library’s e-mail newsletter especially for
the Burlington County business community to stay current on resources,
and trends. Send email to Joan
Divor to subscribe.
The Large Print Collection
consists of more than 15,099 books of general
interest. The majority of the titles are fiction, but also included are
a sizable number of non-fiction, including biographies. Large print books
are indicated in the computer catalog by the call number prefix "SS" for
Sight Savers. In addition they can be found in the computer catalog under
the special subject heading "Large Type Books" or "Large
Many customers who find regular text hard to read are also enjoying the
of audio books on cassette or Compact Disc.
This collection, including more than 20,000 videocassettes and 10,500
digital video discs (DVDs), is one of the most popular in the library.
DVDs are of the popular entertainment variety, but are increasingly
available in the same range of interests as other formats, to fill
informational and educational needs. The emphasis is on classics, award
nominees and recipients, and quality children's materials, as well as
instructional and documentary films.
The visually and hearing impaired will also find descriptive and closed-caption
videos and DVDs in the library's collection. The sound tracks in
the descriptive videos format have been modified with short descriptions
of the action,
scenery, costumes and facial expressions inserted in breaks in the dialogue.
These descriptives operate on regular TVs, VCRs and DVD players enabling
hearing or visually impaired customers to enjoy a film with their family
caption videos require a decoder. Due to the ability to change how viewers
see the screen, DVDs are an excellent format for the visually impaired.
All videos and DVDs may be borrowed for 1 week and may be renewed for
1 week if no one else is waiting.
Audio Collection: Cassettes and Compact Discs
The audio cassette collection of more than 13,201 titles includes music,
classic and contemporary fiction, instructional and other non-fiction
materials. Fiction and non-fiction titles are added constantly providing
listeners with a wide range of materials including best sellers on tape.
Popular foreign language instruction materials are available on tape
and in compact disc (CD) format. The CD collection, somewhat smaller
at 9,229 titles, features a variety of music for almost every taste as
well as books on CD, many of them unabridged. Up to 5 cassettes and CDs
may be borrowed at a time for a two week loan period.
The Burlington County Library has a circulating CD-ROM collection of more
than 1,448 titles that includes a variety of instructional, informative
and creative CD-ROMs for all ages. Learn a language or tour the Louvre,
create a landscaping plan or follow the Oregon Trail! CD-ROMs may be
checked out for one week and may be renewed.