If you are a resident of Montgomery County, fill out the library application and bring identification and proof of address (driver’s license, car insurance, rental lease or utility bill) to the library.
A child’s application (under the age of 18) requires a parent or guardian’s signature. The parent or guardian must present identification and proof of residence.
If you do not live in the library’s service area, we can issue you a library card without a PA Access sticker which will give you limited access. Otherwise, you can go to your home library to be issued a library card with a PA Access sticker. Once you have your card, you can use it at almost any public library in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library also makes corporate cards available to all organizations in Montgomery County. This type of card enables organization members to borrow library materials for use within their facilities.
How long can I keep materials?
Print Books (new)
|21 days, 2 renewals|
|New fiction||14 days|
|Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks||14 days by default
(can be changed to 21 days)
|Rental and Bestseller books||7 days/$1.00|
|Children’s Holiday Materials
|Magazines (back issues)||7 days, 2 renewals|
|Music CDs||21 days, 2 renewals|
|Nonfiction DVDs & Blu-rays||21 days, 1 renewal|
|DVDs & Blue-rays||7 days/$1.00|
|TV Show DVDs
Multidisc DVD sets
|7 days/$2.00, 1 renewal|
|Video games||7 days, no renewals|
|New Release DVDs & Blu-rays||2 nights/$1.00|
|Elmwood Park Zoo Pass||3 days
(limited to members of the Friends of the Library)
What are the fees if materials are overdue?
Young Adult books
|$0.15 per day
(maximum charge per item: $8.00)
|Children’s items||$0.10 per day
(maximum charge per item: $6.00)
|Magazines||$0.15 per day
(maximum charge per item will not exceed the cost of the item)
|$2.00 per day
(maximum charge per item or set: $30.00)
What is the charge for a replacement library card?
|Children’s card||first replacement $1.00
What is MCLINC?
The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is part of the Montgomery County Library Information Network Consortium (MCLINC), which means that you have access to over 2 million items in the combined catalogs of 34 public libraries. Once you register for a card at any of the MCLINC libraries, you can reserve items online and have the items shipped to any other MCLINC library or Bookmobile.
Google Map of MCLINC libraries
Map of MCLINC libraries (for printing)