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Library Collections: Focused Collections

Collections available from the Atlantic Cape Libraries.
History of Food
Georges Perrier le Bec-Fin Recipes
The Taste of Tomorrow
Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe
The Metropolitan Bakery Cookbook
Jeremiah Tower Cooks

Hoffman Collection

Lyn Hoffman

The Hoffman Collection honors Lynn Hoffman, who was an important influence in the development of the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape, and a beloved friend and mentor to members of the Academy faculty. Hoffman was a Beacons by the Sea scholar at Atlantic Cape, and  founded the culinary arts major at Drexel University. He was also a notable novelist and food writer. Hoffman generously donated his collection of works on food and cuisine to the Atlantic Cape libraries, and additional works have been added to the collection in his honor.

The collection contains works on a wide range of culinary topics. It is located in Spangler Library.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
The Elephants of Style
They Say / I Say
Lapsing into a Comma
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Line by Line: how to edit your own writing

Writing Collections

Located in Atlantic City and Cape May, these two small collections contain books to support students learning to be effective writers and users of the English language. Each collection includes a small number of core reference titles.

Most of the works in the writing collections can be borrowed.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Wild Swans
Charlotte's Web
Chicken with Plums
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Invisible Man

English as Second Language (ESL)

This collection supports students whose first language is something other than English, and also students who are developmental readers and writers. The collection consists primarily of works of fiction, but also includes some popular nonfiction, and some study resources. The works cover a wide range of topics, including literary classics and many stories from diverse cultures. Books are available for a broad range of reading skills,

Fundamentals Success: NCLEX-style Q&A review
Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications
The Nation of Nurses
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses
Cannabis: a Handbook for Nurses
Emerging Technologies for Nurses


The Nursing Collection (call number range R) in Spangler Library can be found in one of the large study rooms. It includes both Reference and Circulating material. Print journals on nursing are also located in the Nursing Room.

Nursing students should be aware that the library also provides access to an online collection of nursing titles, and subscribes to CINAHL Full Text.

Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
Beasts at Bedtime
Worlds of Wonder
Don't Tell the Grown-Ups
Wild Things: the joy of reading children's literature as an adult
Cinderella, a casebook

Children's Literature

Located in Spangler Library, the Children's Literature collection is a circulating collection that includes both works for children and critical works on literature for children.

Kill My Mother
Long Way Down
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko
The Boxer
Che: a revolutionary life
Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts

Graphic Novels

Located primarily in Spangler Library, this new collection includes both fiction and nonfiction.

The Light We Carry
Dark Music
Better off Dead
Burning Questions
Righteous Prey
Reckless Girls

Library In a Library (LIL)

This is a rotating collection of popular fiction and nonfiction, developed and curated in cooperation with the Atlantic County Library System.