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Fridays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm**(July and August from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Sundays from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm**(Closed Sundays June through September)
The library is located at: 175 W. Valley Forge Rd.King of Prussia, PA 19406
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 $65.00.
Children's Department:Books/Magazines/Toys/Compact Discs/Audiocassettes/ Kits: 3 weeks.DVDs/Videos: 1 week ($.60 per item per week)(renewable one time).Software: 1 week ($1.25 per week per item).
Children's Department:Books/Magazines/Toys/Compact Discs/Audiocassettes/Kits: $.05 a day per item DVDs/Videocassettes/Software: $2.00 a day per item.
Reading Buddies ProgramThe Reading Buddies Program allows emerging readers to practice their reading skills with an older student. Younger children (K - 3rd grade) are paired with older students (5th - 12th grade) primarily from the Junior Friends of the Library Group. They arrange to meet once a week at the library for a half hour to read together. For further information or to register for the program please call B.J. Miraglia or Jeanne Kauffman at (610) 265-4806.
Pajama StoryhoursSeveral times a year, the Junior Friends of the Library sponsor evening story hours for preschool-aged children. Children are invited to come in pajamas for a special storyhour. Junior Friends members present stories, songs and finger plays for the preschoolers. Look for upcoming events when visiting the library.
Is there a cost for this service?No.
Will all questions be answered?There is no guarantee that we will be able to successfully answer every question we receive. If we are unable to answer your question with our resources, we may suggest other sources which may help you. The nature of some questions may require that you visit the library to view the answers yourself.
What we can answer:a. Requests for factual informationb. Policy and procedural questionsc. In general, questions that can be answered by Who, What, When, Where or How
What we cannot answer:a. Questions that require additional research on our part in order to define the requestb. Legal, medical or other questions that would require us to interpret the answers
How long will it take to get an answer?We will email your reply within 48 hours of our receiving your question (sorry, not real time!). Questions submitted on Friday, Saturday, or before a holiday may take a little longer. If a faster response is needed, you may want to:a. use our phone service during library hours. The number is (610) 265-4805 ext. 306 orb. use the Power Library or any of a number of electronic resources on our web site under Online Information. (your library bar code is needed)
Click on Ask A Librarian to fill out a form and submit your question.