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Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
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McCowan Memorial Library
15 Pitman Ave.
Pitman, NJ 08071
PH (856) 589-1656
FAX (856) 582-4982

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Attention Patrons:

The McCowan Library will be closed from January 17th, 2023 to January 27th, 2023 for the installation of new carpet.  The library will unavailable for check outs and programs during that time.  Patrons will incur no fines for materials due during the time of closure. 

A message from the Board of Trustees of the McCowan Memorial Library:


As of April 4, 2022, the Gloucester County Library System (GCLS) will be fine free for its cardholders. 


The McCowan Memorial Library is a municipal library and is not part of the GCLS.  We will continue to charge fines on materials that are returned late.  Here is what this means for you:


1.      Pitman cardholders will be charged fines on McCowan materials returned overdue.


2.     Pitman cardholders will not be charged fines on overdue GCLS materials checked out at GCLS libraries or on GCLS materials requested for transit and checked out here at McCowan. 


3.     GCLS cardholders will be charged fines on overdue McCowan materials check out at McCowan or requested for transit and checked out at GCLS libraries. 


4.     GCLS cardholders will not be charged fines on GCLS materials requested for transit and checked out at McCowan. 


We remind all patrons that the due date for all materials is listed on the receipt you are provided at checkout.  There are no fines on materials that are returned on time.  McCowan materials can be returned at any LOGIN library (ask for a brochure for a list of all the LOGIN libraries). 


At this time, we are not certain which LOGIN libraries outside of the GCLS will be fine free.  It will be the patronís responsibility to ascertain if materials checked out from other libraries are or are not subject to overdue fines. 


As always, we are grateful to serve our community and thank you for your patronage. 

Attention Patrons:


Gloucester County has entered the Substantial level of Covid transmission.  In keeping with recent CDC recommendations, masks are now optional while in the library regardless of vaccination status.

For those who wish to wear a mask and do not have one, the library can provide one.  Please ask at the circulation desk.

Please continue to practice social distancing in the library, particularly around children.


We thank our patrons and community for allowing us to serve you safely through this difficult time. 


Curbside Pickup:

For those who do not wish to enter the library, curbside pickup will continue!  Here is how it will work:

You can place material requests by calling us at 856-589-1656 or emailing us at

We will let you know when the material is available.

Call us when you are outside the library and we will bring it out to you.

Do You Belong to a Book Club? Try our Book Club in a Bag......12 books, book log, discussion questions included. Check out period is 8 weeks. Titles available:  

  • "The Room" by Emma Donoghue
  • "Amen, Amen, Amen" by Abby Sher
  • "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave
  • "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" by Mark Haddon
  • "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein
  • "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes
  • "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
  • "Behind Closed Doors" by B.A. Paris
  • "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
  • "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
  • "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate 

More titles available at GCLS. Call 856-589-1656 for more information. 

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