Library

Collingswood Public Library

Carissa Schanely, Director

771 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
856-858-0649

See the Library page here
View the Library's event calendar here
Follow the Library on Facebook here and on Instagram @collingswoodlib
Get information on the Collingswood Book Festival here

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:30am to 8:30pm
Saturdays: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Summer Saturdays (mid-June to Labor Day): 9:30am to 1pm
Sundays: Noon to 4pm

Mission Statement
The Collingswood Public Library serves the residents of the Borough of Collingswood by providing access to a broad range of information and ideas. Founded in 1910 the Library is a center for lifelong learning for patrons of all ages, backgrounds and interests. The Library’s collections and services reflect the informational, educational and cultural needs of the community.

Get a Library Card
Residents of Collingswood can get a free library card.  See details here.

Borrowing Guidelines
Learn how your library card works here.  Search the catalog and manage your library account here.

Available Resources
Collection: The Library maintains a collection of over 70,000 physical and digital items in various formats including books, DVDs, CDs, games, museum passes, eBooks, audiobooks, databases, language-learning software, and more!

Services & Equipment:

  • Research
  • Job search assistance
  • Library Programs for all ages
  • Photocopier, color laser printer, fax, and scanner
  • Free Wifi and public computers
  • Notary - call for availability; must have valid library card
  • 3-D Printer - email youthservices@collingswoodlib.org for a reservation

See information about borrowing museum passes here.

Meeting Rooms
The Library maintains a meeting room with a capacity of approximately 75 persons. Reservation priority is given to Collingswood-based, non-profit community organizations. As demand for this room is very high, we suggest that interested organizations apply at least two months prior to anticipated use. For information on other rules governing this room contact the Library Director at 856-858-0649.

Youth Services
See full Youth Services information here.

  • Early Literacy Programs for children 18-35 months and 3-5 years old
  • Read to a Dog Program for K-5th graders
  • Teen Tabletop Gaming
  • Summer Programs
  • Board books, easy readers, picture books, talking books, and ABC Mouse available in DeAngeli Room
  • Non-fiction, fiction, and series books
  • Magazines
  • Young adult
  • Graphic novels
  • Computers for children of all ages
  • Tumblebooks -- a multi-lingual online resource for children, parents, and teachers that offers digital picture books, read-alongs, graphic novels, games, and puzzles.  

Safety guidelines for kids in the library
An adult must accompany children age seven and under at all times. Parents/guardians are responsible for monitoring book selection and Internet information accessed by their children

Makerspace
See information on the Library's Makerspace program here.

Friends Of The Library
The Friends of the Library is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the financial needs of the Collingswood Public Library and encouraging education and cultural development within the community. Friends of the Library meet the second Monday of every month at 7pm in the Library.  See more info here.

Board of Trustees
The Collingswood Library is an independently incorporated institution established by the Borough of Collingswood in 1910. A Commission appointed five-member Board of Trustees (each of whom serves for staggered terms of five years) manages it. The Mayor and the Superintendent of Schools are ex-officio members. The Trustees meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm.