The mission of the Burlington County Library System is to enrich lives by providing opportunities for learning, growth and personal development.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., as amended by P.L. 2020, c.5, and in consideration of Executive Orders No. 103 and 107, issued by Governor Murphy on March 9 and 21, 2020 respectively, declaring a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in the State of New Jersey, the Burlington County Library Commission does hereby notify the public that to protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens while ensuring the continued functioning of government, the monthly meeting of the Commisson scheduled for 9 a.m. on October 20, 2020 will be held in the Burlington County Library Headquarters, located 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ 08060 New Jersey, and will be open to members of the public, with the meeting also broadcast through video conferencing service GoToMeeting for members of the public who wish to offer comment electronically. To comply with state-mandated occupancy restrictions, the meeting room will be limited to #62 persons. Face coverings must be worn while inside the library, and six feet of social distancing must be maintained whenever possible.
Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting electronically may do so by using one of the following options at 9:00 a.m. on October 20, 2020:
2. Or by phone: +1 (872) 240-3311 Access Code: 963-510-917
Individuals using any of the above means will be able to participate during public comment portions of the meeting.
A non-public dial in number will be used if executive session is required.
Ranjna Das
Commission Secretary

Jonathan A. Chebra

Commission Chair
Bordentown, NJ
Term: 2018-2022

Sarah Holley

Vice Chair
Willingboro, NJ
Term: 2019-2023

Albert T. Lutner

Marlton, NJ
Term: 2018-2022


Term: 2018-2020

Heather Cooper

Marlton, NJ
Term: 2020 - 2025

In compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act the Burlington County Library Commission wishes to notify the public that the Commission will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at the Burlington County Library at 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ (unless otherwise indicated) at 9am.

2020 Meeting Dates:

To contact the library commissioners send correspondence to: Burlington County Library System, 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ 08060




BLInC is a dynamic group of libraries in Burlington County that shares resources. Current BLInC membership includes branches, members and the libraries of Burlington County College in varying degrees of partnership.


The main branch is located in Westampton, with branches in Bordentown, Cinnaminson, Evesham, Medford, Maple Shade, Pemberton, and Riverton. Our mobile library provides service to neighborhoods in many parts of the county.  BCLS members are welcome at all locations and circulating items may be freely borrowed within this network. 


Member libraries, located throughout the county, maintain a close association with the consortium. These community libraries are independently governed, though most adhere to BCLS guidelines. Our member libraries are located in Beverly, Burlington City, Crosswicks, Delanco, Florence, Riverside, and Vincentown.


Rowan College at Burlington County is an academic partner of BLInC. Its materials are in the library catalog with location symbols RCBC. Items from RCBC can be requested and picked up at any of the BLInC locations.

How we came about...

Burlington County Library, the first county library in New Jersey, began in a small room of the Mt. Holly YMCA in 1921 after voters adopted a new law providing for the creation of a county library system. The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders appointed a Library Commission of five members to administer library affairs. This form of government continues into the present.

Library service grew in popularity, and several moves ensued as more space became a necessity. By 1971, a new headquarters facility had been constructed, Cinnaminson and Bordentown had joined the system as branches, and a bookmobile began visiting areas without local facilities. Medford and Evesham had joined the system by 1975. The Pemberton Branch joined the system in 1987. In 1991, the Headquarters Library building was significantly enlarged, and is currently undergoing another expansion.  Maple Shade became a branch in 2001 while Riverton joined us in 2003. Nine community libraries located in Beverly, Burlington City, Crosswicks, Delanco, Florence, Riverside and Vincentown maintain an association with the County Library as "member" libraries.

The Burlington County Library System has expanded services to county residents and upgraded technologically. It has the distinction of serving the largest county geographically. Residents located in 818 square miles of both rural and suburban areas have access to over 1,000,000 items within the system, thousands of periodicals in print or electronic format, as well as more than 60 online databases covering education, health, careers, business, history, genealogy and more. Most of our databases are available to customers remotely at their home or office PCs. Other collections include large print books, ebooks, New Jersey and genealogy materials, foreign language titles, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays. In addition, our mobile library, public use computers, free WiFi access, many great programs for children and adults, and more than 190 dedicated staff members all make up the Burlington County Library System!

Customers of the Burlington County Library System have 24-hour online access to the online catalog that goes where you go!

Through our website we offer ESL and foreign language lessons from Rosetta Stone, streaming video via Kanopy, alongside access to thousands of research and homework resources, almanacs, encyclopedias, and more!

And if you prefer to read your books on a device of your choice, our digital collection, around since 2003, allows you to read books without the book! From bestsellers to biographies and audiobooks to go, we have an ebook collection with over 7,000 titles to choose from. Get started when you download the Libby app from Overdrive.