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Abington Township Public Library CardCOVID-19 Virtual Library Card information: Abington and Rockledge residents can get a Virtual Library Card during the closure.  Click here to complete the form and we will contact you with your library card number. Email us at abgcirc@gmail.com with questions.  


If 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, 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.