Sewickley Township Public Library

Library Card

  • How do I get a Library Card?
  • Library cards are free to all residents of Sewickley Township and Westmoreland County. Library cards can be obtained by providing one form of ID with a current address, preferably a Driver’s License. The signature of a parent or guardian is required for those under 16.
  • The Library participates in the Westmoreland Library Network, a resource-sharing consortium of twenty-three libraries throughout the county. Patrons can access their accounts online through this website, place holds, renew items, and see what is available through other libraries in the county. The Library also participates in the Access Pennsylvania Statewide Card Program. This means that your Sewickley Township Public Library card can be used to check out materials at any library in Pennsylvania that participates in this program. Most libraries do participate.
  • The replacement fee for a lost card is $1.00.
  • If your card is lost or stolen, or if your address or phone number changes, please let us know as soon as possible.

 

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Borrowing Privileges

 

Loan Periods

  • Books, Audio Books & Magazines: 2 weeks
  • DVDs & Videos: 7 days
  • “NEW” DVDs: 3 days

You may borrow up to 10 items at a time, 4 of which may be “NEW” DVDs. Upon request, patrons may check out more than 10 items at the discretion of the Library Director.

Holds
Holds may be placed either in person, over the phone, via email, or through your Patron Account in our online catalog. You will be notified by telephone or email when the materials are available. Items on hold must be picked up within 3 business days. In the event that an item is not picked up within 3 business days, the next person on the waiting list will be called and your name will move to the bottom of the list.

Renewals
Items may be renewed either in person, over the phone, via email, or through your Patron Account in our online catalog as long as there are no other patrons waiting for them.

Overdue Materials
Overdue fines are as follows:

  • Adult Books, Audio Books & Magazines: 25 cents per item per day
  • Children’s Books: 10 cents per item per day
  • DVDs and Videos: 25 cents per item per day

No one with overdue materials will be allowed to check out additional items or use any other Library services until the overdue materials are returned.

An overdue report is run weekly by a member of the Library staff. A courtesy call or email is then made to remind patrons of overdue materials and to give patrons the option of returning or renewing them.

Damaged Materials
Items checked out under your library card are your responsibility. In the event that an item is damaged beyond repair, you will be responsible for paying the replacement cost which will be determined by the Library Director.

Lost Materials
If an item is lost, you are responsible for paying the replacement cost, which will be determined by the Library Director. In the event that a lost item is found after you have paid the reimbursement cost, you will be reimbursed for the cost of the item, minus a $5.00 processing fee. In addition, if the Library has already purchased a replacement copy, no reimbursement will be issued.

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