Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2021-11-17T12:23:54-05:00
How do I get a library card?2022-01-27T08:30:55-05:00

Library cards are FREE to any Lebanon County resident over the age of 18. Visit your local Lebanon County Library with a valid picture ID and proof of current residence.

Please read our Library Card Registration Policy and Borrowing and Lending Policy.

At what age can my child get a library card?2022-01-27T08:31:03-05:00

This decision is made by the parent/guardian. A child may obtain a card whenever the parent/guardian feels the child is able to handle the responsibility. Please remember, however, the parent/guardian is ultimately responsible for any fines or lost book charges until the child turns 18.

Can I borrow from any of the Lebanon County Libraries?2022-01-27T08:31:09-05:00

Yes, we are a county-wide system. Our online catalog includes holdings from all six county public libraries. You can select any item from the catalog, and we will send to your local library. By default, your pick-up library is the library at which you registered.

How do I borrow library eBooks?2022-01-27T08:31:15-05:00

Free, downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are available through our Overdrive eLibrary. Please note that although eBooks are listed in our catalog, you must borrow through our eLibrary.

How many books and other materials can I check out?2021-11-17T12:12:35-05:00

There is no limit on the number of “circulating” items you may borrow, with the exception of audio books, magazines and DVDs. There is a limit of 10 DVDs, 10 audio books and 10 magazines per library card.

How long can I keep a book out?2021-11-17T12:13:17-05:00

Most items can be checked out for 21 days. DVDs have a 7-day check-out period.

Can I return books to any Lebanon County Public Library?2021-11-17T12:13:52-05:00

You may return borrowed materials to any Lebanon County Public Library location.

I need to keep my items longer than three weeks. What do I do?2021-11-17T12:14:57-05:00

You may renew your items a maximum of two times, as long as someone else did not place a hold on your item. You may renew online, in person, or by telephone.

Online: Library materials may be renewed online with your library card number and password. To renew a book online, go to the online catalog, then Patron Account. Once you are logged in, click on “Items Out.” In the list of items you have checked out, click in the check box to check mark each item you wish to renew, then click on “Renew Selected Items” below the list of your items.

By phone: You can call any of any of the county libraries during library hours. Please be aware that library staff cannot renew items past the renewal limit (2 renewals/item) or cannot renew your item if someone else has a hold on it.

In person: Renewals may be made in person at any Lebanon County library location. In addition, you can renew your library materials at any Lebanon County Library location during regular open hours by using any public computer (Your library card number and password are required).