Frequently Asked Questions

The Abington Free Library is open:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Friday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  


The Roslyn Library is open:  

Monday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Roslyn Library is closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

If you live, work, or attend school in Abington Township or Rockledge Borough or pay property taxes here, you may get a Library card with full borrowing privileges. Those under 18 need a parent's or legal guardian's signature on the registration form. Your library card allows you to borrow most materials for all MCLINC (Montgomery County Library Network Consortium) libraries.

You can get a library card by applying at either of our locations  or by filling out an application online. 

For more on getting a library card, check out our Library Card page. 

Your library card is issued for three years and can be renewed every three years at Abington, Roslyn or any MCLINC library. Bring in your library card along with photo ID and proof of current address.

Both the Abington Free Library and Roslyn Library have public computers available for use and free Wi-Fi. You do not need a library card to access the computers or Wi-Fi, though we encourage you to get one!

We have several places available for study, including the Shorday Room for Quiet Study and two small study rooms for group work. You must reserve the small study rooms, as far out as one week in advance, either in person at the Information desk or over the phone at 215-885-5180, ext. 113. Walk-ins are possible, pending availability.  

Our Community Rooms are available for public use. Tap here to learn more about the Meeting Room Policy.  

You can make copies at both of our libraries. Black and white costs 15¢ and color is 50¢.  

You can also use our copier to scan to a flash drive. If you don’t have your own flash drive, you can borrow one of ours temporarily or purchase one for $5.00.

You can fax at the Roslyn Library only.  First page is $1.00 and subsequent pages are 50¢. 

Yes! We offer wireless printing at the Abington Free Library. For instructions on how to print wirelessly, visit our Wireless Printing page or ask a staff member for help.

Yes! You can donate as many as three bags or boxes of books on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday by placing them on the blue cart in the vestibule of the Abington Free Library. The Roslyn Library accepts donations whenever the branch is open.  

Donated books go to the Friends of the Abington Library. The Friends have a used book store on the lower level of the Abington Free Library, called the BookCellar, two bookshelves on the main floor near the entrance, and have book sales several times a year.  

For more information on book donations, please see our BookCellar page. Interested in volunteering with the Friends? Click here to find out more! 

Absolutely! Your support is much appreciated. You can find ways to donate here.

To access your online account to view your items checked out, their due dates, make renewals, and even pay fines, go to and click on My Account. You’ll be taken to the MCLINC portal page and will see these menu choices:

Library Info | Search | Patron Account | Help

  • Click on Patron Account.
  • Enter the 14-digit number on the back of your library card.
  • Enter your password.

If you don’t know your password and need a reset,  Ask A Librarian, via Chat Now 24/7 | Email | 267-245-7337 (Text us) or call the Abington Free Library Circulation Department at 215-885-5180, ext. 110, or the Roslyn Library at 215-886-9818.

At the Abington Free Library, you can pick up your holds on the shelf located near the Young Adult area. The books are filed alphabetically using the first three letters of your last name and the last four digits of your telephone number.

At the Roslyn Library, the holds are behind the Circulation Desk and staff are more than happy to get them for you. 

Head over to our Digital Branch to access our digital media through e-resources like Libby, hoopla, Kanopy, and more.  

Our Library of Things is a non-traditional collection of unique items that you can borrow! It includes things like our museum passes, hotspots and Chromebooks, birding backpacks, pickleball equipment, educational kits for families, and household items like an electricity usage monitor or thermal leak detector, plus so much more. To see all the exciting Things we have, go to our Library of Things page. 

Yes, our Adult Literacy Program at the Abington Free Library offers many English classes each week and coordinates one-on-one tutoring sessions. We also offer Tutor Training sessions multiple times a year.  

For more information on our Adult Literacy Program, call 215-885-5183, email, or see our Adult Literacy Program page

MCLINC is the abbreviation for the Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium, which includes the Abington Township Public Library and 15 other library systems in Montgomery County.

MCLINC provides member libraries with a shared catalog and Integrated Library System through which we manage our materials—adding new books, updating the records so you can find them in our catalog, checking books out and in, and keeping patron records up to date. MCLINC also provides IT support to all of the member libraries. 

Yes, we sell leaf bags at both the Abington Free Library and the Roslyn Library for 75¢.  

We sell the Township’s blue bags for excess trash at the Circulation Desk of the Abington Free Library for 75¢.