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Get a Library Card

Abington Township Public Library CardIf you reside in Abington Township or Rockledge or pay property taxes here, you may get a Library card, without charge, at the Abington Free Library or the Roslyn Branch Library. Children under 18 need a parent's or legal guardian's signature on the registration form. Please come in to Abington Free Library or Roslyn Branch Library with identification showing your current address to register yourself/your child(ren).

Please CLICK HERE to download a library card application. After the file has downloaded, you may open the PDF file and fill out any of the required fields. The attached PDF documents includes editable fields and can be printed directly from your computer.  You may also print out this application and fill it out by hand. Please bring this application with your photo identification to the library to register. 

Proper identification includes:

  • Valid driver's license or state ID with current address,

  • or a valid driver's license or state ID with your old address if you bring something with your current address such as an insurance card, checkbook, utility bill, lease, or mortgage that shows a current address. We also accept these documents in electronic form.

Please note that you will need a PDF reader to download this application.  If you do not have a PDF reader, please CLICK HERE to download the FREE Adobe reader.

Lost Card

Please 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. To replace a lost card: come to the library with photo identification. Card replacement cost is $3.00.

Non-Residents of Abington Township

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. You will be responsible, as our residents are, for returning on time and in good condition any materials checked out on your libary 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, you may be able to apply for a temporary card at the Circulation Desk if you are a Montgomery County resident. 

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

When the library system is offline, you must bring in your library card in order to borrow items.

  • Loan Periods

    The standard loan period for books is 21 days, exceptions are below:

    • New fiction -- 2 weeks
    • New non-fiction -- 2 weeks
    • Magazines -- 1 week 
    • Playaway Launchpads -- 1 week
    • Children's Holiday Books -- 1 week  (within a month of the holiday, otherwise 3 weeks)
    • DVDs (1-2 discs) -- 1 week
    • DVDs (3+ discs) -- 3 weeks
    • CDs, Playaways,  and Children's Big Books -- 3 weeks
    • Kindles -- 3 weeks

    The following checkout periods and limits will also apply:

    CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY MATERIALS (excluding DVDs):  4 items per subject per card

    • During the 30 days preceding a holiday: items circulate for 1 week. NO RENEWALS
    • During the rest of the year: Items circulate for 3 weeks. 

    Item Limits

    • Fiction -- no item limit
    • Non-fiction -- no item limit
    • Magazines -- 5 per card
    • Museum Passes -- 1 per household
    • Videos, Audiobooks, Music CDs, and Playaways -- no limit
    • Launchpad -- 1 per library card
      Must be returned to staff at Abington Free Library’s Circulation Desk or there will be a $10.00 fine.

    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. 

    Renewals

    • Items can be renewed one time 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.  

    Overdues, fines or late fees and Charges

    • Adult hardback books, CDs, books-on-CDs, Playaways --25¢ per day, 
      maximum per item -- $10.00
      maximum per transaction -- $75.00 

    • Children's, all items -- 25¢ per day, 
      maximum per item -- $5.00
      maximum per transaction -- $25.00 

    • Magazines and Adult Paperbacks -- 25¢ per day, 
      maximum per item -- $3.00
      maximum per transaction -- $10.00 

    • DVDs -- 25¢ per day
      maximum per item or set -- $10.00
      maximum per transaction -- $75.00

    • Museum Passes -- $5.00 per day
      maximum per item -- $25.00

    • Kindles -- $1.00 per day
      maximum per item -- $10.00
      maximum per transaction -- $75.00

    • Playaway Launchpads -- $1.00 per day
      maximum per item -- $10.00
      Launchpads must be returned to Abington Free Library's Circulation Staff or there will be a $10.00 fine.
    • micro:bit Kits and Science Kits -- $1.00 per day
      maximum per item -- $10.00
      maximum per transaction -- $25.00 
      (Hotspots and Launchpads are $30.00)

    • 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. 

     

    Replacement Costs

    Material

    Cost
    BOOKS:
    Adult fiction hardbacks (new and not new) $25.00
    Adult fiction (paperback) $10.00
    Adult Non-fiction (hardback) $35.00
    Adult Non-fiction (paperback) $15.00
    Big Books $15.00
    Juvenile and Easy Reader Books (hardback) $15.00
    Juvenile and Easy Reader Books (paperback and board books) $5.00
    AUDIOBOOKS:
    Books on CD  (ACD) (Adult & Juvenile)       $25.00 (per title)
    Compact Discs/Adult Music CD $25.00 (per title)
         CD Cases $3.00
    Juvenile Audio bag (and contents) $25.00
    Juvenile CDs (with or w/o book) (Music and ACD) $25.00 (per title)
         Audio bags $4.00
    DVDS:
    DVD (Adult) $25.00
    DVD (Juvenile) $25.00
         DVD cases $3.00
         Laser Lens Cleaner $15.00
    MISCELLANEOUS DIGITAL:
    Kindle $100.00
    Playaways $25.00
                Playaway case $5.00
                Playaway Battery Cover $1.00
                Playaway Auxiliary audio cable $10.00
    Playaway Launchpads $100.00
                Chargers $10.00
                Cover $6.00
    MISCELLANEOUS:
    Barcode replacement $1.00
    Cliffs Notes, Barron's $5.00
    Magazines (Adult & Juvenile) $3.00
    Story time kits  $50.00
    Sheet music $10.00
    Lost library card $3.00
    Certified Letter determined by USPS
    Museum Passes $25.00 per pass

     

    Replacement cost updates approved March 14, 2018.