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Any resident of Upper Merion Township is eligible to register for a free borrower's card, renewable every 3 years. The Library will require identification containing the name and current mailing address of the applicant. Children under 18 years of age will be issued a library card with the signature and identification of a parent or legal guardian. All residents will receive an ACCESS PA sticker on their library card that enables them to borrow materials at other public libraries in Pennsylvania. In order for a library card to be issued, the person named on the registration form must be present in the library.
Replacement CardsTo replace a lost card there will be a fee of $3.00 for the Adult Department and $1.00 for the Children's Department.
Montgomery County residents who do not have a home library in their township or borough may apply for a Montgomery County-Norristown library card through Upper Merion Township Library.
NON-RESIDENTS OF UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP
IF YOU LIVE IN PENNSYLVANIAIf you have a valid Access Pennsylvania Library card from your home library, you are welcome to check out materials according to borrowing periods and limits from the Upper Merion Township Library. You will be responsible, as our residents are, for returning on time and in good condition any materials checked out on your card. If you do not have a valid Access Pennsylvania Library card, you may use any materials in our Library, you cannot check anything out.
"Home library" is defined as the library that serves the town or township in which you live.
IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN PENNSYLVANIAIndividuals who DO NOT live in Pennsylvania may obtain an Upper Merion Library card for a fee of $65.00 for a year. Library cards issued to individuals who do not live in Pennsylvania will NOT have an ACCESS PA sticker on their card. The card may be used only at the Upper Merion Township Library. The cardholder will be responsible, as our residents are, for returning on time and in good condition any materials checked out on your card.
TEMPORARY RESIDENTS OF UPPER MERION TOWNSHIPPersons living in Upper Merion Township for a limited time (for example, someone residing here on a temporary employment assignment for a time period of less than one year) are eligible for a Temporary Library Card. Temporary residents must pay a $25.00 deposit. Temporary residents will be responsible, as our residents are, for returning on time and in good condition any materials checked out on your card. Once the library card along with all outstanding materials are returned, the temporary resident will be issued a refund of $20.00. Temporary Residents do not receive an ACCESS PA sticker on their card. This card may be used only at the Upper Merion Township Library.
Persons working in Upper Merion on a temporary basis, but not living in Upper Merion, must apply for a non-resident card for a fee of $65.00.
The Upper Merion Township Library shares our catalog with 30 libraries across Montgomery County. This collaborative effort is called the Montgomery County Library & Information Network Consortium (MCLINC). By allowing you access to these collections, the Upper Merion Township Library can offer our residents a wider range of materials to borrow.
~ view the items you have checked out~ renew any materials that are not on hold for someone else~ search our online catalog~ view and pay your fines (fine must be over $5, with a $1 processing fee)~ keep track of your reading history~ place a hold~ update your contact information~ save your favorite searches
Log-In to Your AccountOnce you click on My Account enter your 13 digit library barcode located on the back of your library card and password. If you have not yet created a password, you can do so on the log-in screen.
You can also call the library at 610-265-4805 for assistance.
To renew Adult items, call: 610-265-4805To renew Children's items, call: 610-265-4806
Children's Books, CDs, Playaways, Magazines, Toys - 3 week check outSoftware & Playaway Views ($1.00/week) - 1 week check outDVDs ($0.60/week) - 1 week check out
ReturnsAll items can be returned at the Adult and Children's Check-Out Desks. Please be sure to hand DVD cases to a staff member to prevent damage to the DVD.
Only BOOKS can be returned in the book drop located between the front doors of the township building. The book drop is open 24 hours/day.
~ Visiting the library and paying by cash or check.
~ Pay online by credit card by logging in to your account with your library barcode and passwrod. The minimum payment is $5 and there is a $1 processing fee in order to provide and maintain this service. Visal, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards are all accepted.
Overdue FinesAdult DepartmentBooks, CDs, Playaways, Magazines, & VHS tapes - $0.15/dayDVDs & Videogames - $2.00/day
Children's DepartmentBooks, CDs, Playaways, Magazines, VHS tapes, Toys - $0.05/dayDVDs, Videogames, Software, & Playaway Views - $2.00/day
To make a reservation, call 610-265-4806.