How Do I?

How do I get a library card?

Talk to a member of the staff at the desk to get an application. Anyone under 18 will also need to have an adult sign their application.


How do I find something to check out?

A card catalog computer is available beside the computers. The card catalog can also be accessed from our home page. Staff members will also be happy to help you find what you are looking for.


How do I check out materials?

Bring the materials you would like to the desk.  Up to 20 items can be checked out on an adult card, and 10 items can be checked out on a children’s card. Some items, like DVDs and ukuleles, can only be checked out on an adult card.


How much does it cost to check out a DVD?

The cost to check out a DVD is $1 per DVD for five days. Up to 5 DVDs can be checked out at a time.


How do I renew materials?

To renew materials, talk to a member of the staff at the desk, call us at 814-643-0200 or go online. Books can be renewed twice; DVDs cannot be renewed.


How do I return materails I have check out?

Checked out materials may be returned inside the library at the circulation desk or dropped in the book return outside the building. Interlibrary loan books can be returned in the book return or bought to the desk by the date written on the slip that came with them.


What are the fines for overdue materials?


Overdue books: $0.25 a day
Max fine: $3.00


Overdue DVDs: $1 a day
Max fine: $20.00


How do I view my account information online?

To log in to see what you have checked out, see if you have any fines, or to renew materials, click on the "My Account" button in the upper right hand corner of our home page.

Your log in information is your card number.

Your new card PIN is the last four digits of your card number. This can be changed online, but if you change your PIN, we cannot retrieve it for you if you lose it.


How do I log on to the computers?

Our computers are self service. You can log in by entering your library card number without the spaces.

Our computers offer several basic programs, including web browsers, word processing, and a spreadsheet program.

You can also print from the self service computers. The cost to print is $0.25 a page.


How much does it cost to print?

The cost to print is $0.25 a page.


How do I request something that's not in the catalog?

We can request books we don’t have from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan system. You can fill out an interlibrary loan request form on our website or at the circulation desk.

Interlibrary loan requests typically arrive in two to four weeks after the request is processed.

We cannot currently request DVDs, audiobooks, or books released in the last six months.


How do I check out e-books and other electornic materials?

We lend e-books and other electornic materials through Overdrive.

Go to the E-books tab of our website at From there you can browse and check out e-books, e-audiobooks and other electronic resources in a variety of formats. These materials automatically return at the end of their checkout period. Your log-in information will be your card number.


Quick Guide to checkouts, fees and fines

Checkout Period: 2 weeks
Renewals: Can be renewed twice
Checkout Limit: 20 on adult cards, 10 on
children’s cards
Overdue books: $0.25 a day
Max fine: $3.00

Checkout fee: $1 for 5 days,
Checkout Period: 5 days
Renewals: DVDs cannot be renewed
Check out limit: 5
Overdue DVDs: $1 a day
Max fine: $20.00

$0.25 per page

$1 per page, incoming or outgoing

Lost Books
The cost of lost books is based on the replacement cost of each book

Lost Card
$1 replacement fee

$0.15 per page