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You can get a free library card if you live or pay property taxes in Cumberland County or the Shippensburg Area School District.
Library cards are also available at no charge to Pennsylvania residents who visit the library.
Library cards are also available for a charge of $5 per month for those who do not live in Pennsylvania. Non-resident cards must be purchased in person.
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Our online catalog is best reached from the web site that serves all Cumberland County libraries. It is found at www.cumberlandcountylibraries.org. But since you looked here, we've got a direct catalog link for you!
The public libraries in Cumberland County, in cooperation with the administrative office of Cumberland County Library System, provide Library Services All in One Place. To find out specific information about a location, visit the Locations & Hours page.
Anyone may use any of the member libraries in the Cumberland County Library System (CCLS). Some benefits are limited to card holders.
Your countywide library card can be used at any Cumberland County Library System facility. Your card's blue Access Pennsylvania sticker also allows you to register at and use public libraries in Pennsylvania.
If you forget your card and need to borrow items, you must provide identification (such as a driver's license).
You must provide a personal identification number (PIN) when registering for a card. You will use your PIN to renew items, place holds, and use the library's Internet resources.
If you forget your PIN, you may request it, in person, at the circulation desk. Identification and proof of address must be provided. If you are not able to provide identification, you may request that the PIN be mailed to the address listed on your library record.
Your first library card is free. If you live outside Cumberland County and do not have a valid Access Pennsylvania card, you may purchase a non-resident card for $5 per month.
Most materials are lent, free of charge, for two weeks. Videos and DVDs are loaned for one week. A due date is included with items you borrow. Most reference materials cannot be borrowed. Ask your librarian about any special borrowing policies.
You may renew items at the circulation desk, by phone, by self-service at the library's computer catalog or at the library's web site. You may renew most items twice. Videos and DVDs may only be renewed once. You may not renew an item if someone else is waiting to borrow it.
You may return items to any Cumberland County Library System member or any Access Pennsylvania public library.
If you live or pay property taxes in Cumberland County or Shippensburg Area School District, you can use any library in Cumberland County. To find your nearest library, visit our locations and hours page. It includes links to Google maps and a search by ZIP code.
Please report any change in your personal information to the library as soon as possible. Call or visit, or use our online form.
Call your library immediately and report a lost or stolen card, or use our online form.
The CCLS headquarters office is an independent agency of government. For this reason, the library system maintains a separate web site which includes an in-depth list of frequently asked questions.