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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.
    • Our Library is a member of the Westmoreland Library Network. See what’s available at our Library and over 20 other libraries in Westmoreland County by visiting When you log into your personal library account, you can see what is available in real time, place holds, renew items, track what you’ve read, and have materials sent to any library in the county.
    • If your card is lost or stolen, or if your address or phone number changes, please let us know as soon as possible.

Borrowing Privileges

Loan Periods

All items check out for 3 weeks. Items will automatically renew up to 4 times, as long as no other patrons have the item on hold.

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.

Overdue Materials

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.

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.