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September heralds in National Library Card Sign-up Month and back to school season! Impress your teachers by being prepared. Getting a library card is your portal to incredible books, helpful librarians, rich digital media, and trusted research sources for assignments. If you live in Abington Township or Rockledge, see below for instructions. Email abgcirc@gmail.com or call us at 215-885-5180 with any questions.

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If you reside in Abington Township or Rockledge or pay property taxes here, you may get a Library card without charge.  Children under 18 need a parent's or legal guardian's signature on the registration form. 

How to apply for an Abington or Roslyn card:

1.  Open our library card application, fill it out online using the editable fields and print it; then sign the printed document. Or, print the blank form, fill it out by hand and be sure to include your signature.

NOTE: The application is a PDF form.  Please note that you will need a PDF reader to download this application.  If you do not have a PDF reader, please download the FREE Adobe reader here. 

2. Make a copy of your photo identification (See list of allowed documents below.) 

Accepted photo identification documents include:

  • Valid driver's license with current address
  • State ID with current address
  • Passport for photo ID

-OR-

  • Valid driver's license or state ID with your old address or passport for photo ID.  If your ID reflects an old address, please also provide a copy of a document such as an insurance card, checkbook, utility bill, lease, or mortgage that shows a current address.

3. Return completed application and supporting identification documents in any of these ways:

  • Via snail mail to: Abington Free Library, Attn: Circulation, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.
  • Via curbside: No appointment necessary but please see the curbside traffic flow directions and hours.
  • Via the book drop bins: Place all the documents in a sealed envelope marked Attn: Circulation and insert it into our bins located outside the Library.  These bins are accessible 24/7.

If you have any questions about getting a card, contact the Circulation Desk at abgcirc@gmail.com or 215-885-5180.

Lost Card

Abington Township Public Library Card

Non-Residents of Abington TownshipPlease alert us immediately if your card is lost or stolen. You are responsible for returning on time and in good condition any items borrowed with it. Therefore, cards must not be loaned to others. 

If 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 Abington Township Libraries.  Proper ID and a completed application is required, as described above. Once you have your card, you can use it at almost any public library in the state of Pennsylvania. You will be responsible for returning on time and in good condition any materials checked out on your library card account. If you do not have a valid Access Pennsylvania Library card, you may use any materials in our Library; you cannot check anything out. If you do not have a card from your home library but reside in Montgomery County, contact your home/local library.  

If you work or go to school in Abington Township, you may apply for an Abington Library card that you can use at Abington Township Public Libraries only. This card is not a Pennsylvania Access card. This card will be valid for one year, and it is renewable after a year if you are still working or going to school in Abington Township.

 

LOAN PERIODS, ITEM LIMITS, AND FINES & CHARGES

Books

Loan Periods/ Renewals

Limits

Overdue Fines & Maximums per Item

Replacement Costs

Maximum Overdue per Transaction

Adult & YA fiction hardback

*New=21 days/2

Not new=21 days/2

No

25¢/$10.00

$25.00

$75.00

Adult & YA fiction paperback

*New=21 days/2

Not new=21 days/2

No

25¢/$3.00

$10.00

$25.00

Adult & YA non-fiction hardback

*New=21 days/2

Not new=21 days/2

No

25¢/$10.00

$35.00

$75.00

Adult & YA non-fiction paperback

*New=21 days/2

Not new=21 days/2

No

25¢/$10.00

$15.00

$75.00

Big Book

21 days/2

No

25¢/$5.00

$15.00

$25.00

Juvenile hardback (E, ER & JUV)

21 days/2

No

25¢/$5.00

$15.00

$25.00

Juvenile paperback (E, ER & JUV) & board book

21 days/2

No

25¢/$3.00

$5.00

$25.00

All Other Materials

Loan Periods/ Renewals

Limits

Overdue Fines & Maximums per Item

Replacement Costs

Maximum Overdue per Transaction

ACD

*New=21 days/2

Not new=21 days/2

No

25¢/$10.00

$25.00

$75.00

      Case

 

 

 

$3.00

 

Auxiliary cable

21 days/2

No

25¢/$5.00

$10.00

$75.00

Bag (AV)

 

 

 

$4.00

 

Barcode

 

 

 

$1.00

 

CD (adult)

21 days/2

No

25¢/$10.00

$25.00

$75.00

      Case

 

 

 

$3.00

 

Certified Letter (Determined by USPS)

 

 

 

2020/$6.85

 

Cliffs Notes, Barron's

21 days/2

No

25¢/$3.00

$10.00

$25.00

DVD

*New=7 days/2

Not New=21 days/2

No

25¢/$10.00

(regardless of number of discs) $25.00

$75.00

      Case

 

 

 

$3.00

 

Educational Kit/ROS

7 days/2

1/house-hold

$1.00/$10.00

$50.00

$25.00

           

Hot Spot

7 days/2

1/house-hold

$5.00/$25.00

$50.00

$75.00

      Case

 

 

 

$3.00

 

      USB cable

 

 

 

$10.00

 

      USB plug

 

 

 

$10.00

 

Juvenile audio bag with contents (ACD or CD, with or without book)

21 days/2

No

25¢/$5.00

$25.00

$25.00

Kindle

21 days/2

1 per card

$1.00/$10.00

$100.00

Adult=$75.00 JUV=$25.00

      Case

 

 

 

$20.00

 

      USB cable

 

 

 

$10.00

 

      USB plug

 

 

 

$10.00

 

Laser Lens Cleaner

21 days/2

No

$1.00/$10.00

$15.00

$75.00

Launchpad

21 days/2

1 per card

$1.00/$10.00

$100.00

$75.00

      Case

 

 

 

$10.00

 

      USB cable

 

 

 

$5.00

 

      USB plug

 

 

 

$10.00

 

      Silicon sleeve/     

       cover

 

 

 

$6.00

 

Library card replacement

 

 

 

$3.00

 

Magazine

7 days/2

5 per card

25¢/$3.00

$5.00

$25.00

      Plastic envelope

 

 

 

No Charge

 

Micro:bit Kit (For additional costs, see the list that is in the basket on the island.)

7 days/2

1/house-hold

$1.00/$10.00

$50.00

$25.00

      Board

 

 

 

$10.00

 

      Case

 

 

 

$5.00

 

      USB cable

 

 

 

$10.00

 

Museum pass

3 days/0

1/house-hold

$5.00/$25.00

$50.00

$75.00

Playaway

*New=21 days/2

Not new=21 days/2

No

25¢/$10.00 25¢/$10.00

$25.00

Adult=$75.00 JUV=$25.00

      Battery cover

 

 

 

$1.00

 

      Case

 

 

 

$5.00

 

Puzzle

21 days/2

No

25¢/$3.00

$10.00

$75.00

Score/Sheet Music

21 days/2

No

25¢/$3.00

$10.00

$25.00

Story Time Kit

21 days/2

No

$1.00/$10.00

$50.00

$25.00

Per book

 

 

 

$15.00

 

All other items (not books)

 

 

 

Ask Children’s

 

*Any item that is designated “New,” will be put into its respective new section; it will remain “New” for six months.  After six months the “New” designation will be removed and it will be put into the regular collection. 

The following checkout periods and limits will also apply:

  • Children’s Holiday Materials (excluding AV materials): 5 items per subject per card

  • During the 30 days preceding a holiday: holiday items circulate for one week with no renewals. 

  • During the rest of the year: holiday items circulate for 3 weeks and there is no limit on items per card 

Materials with the prefix REF or R or JR or STC E/STC BOARD (story time closet) do not circulate without specific permission from the Head of Reference or the Head of Children's. 

Adopted 2/24/2020

Renewals

  • Items can be renewed two times for the original loan period unless they are on reserve. Renew in the Library with or without the item, online, or over the phone. Patron must have a valid library card to renew. Look into renewing online!
  • If the Library System is offline, the patron must come in with the item and a valid library card to renew.    

Copying/Printing

  • 15¢ per page charge for pages printed on Library printers and copiers in black and white.

  • 50¢ per page charge for pages printed on Library printers and copiers in color.