237 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601
724-837-5620




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SOME IMPORTANT POLICIES AND INFORMATION:
1. Getting a Library Card:
  • Anyone residing in our service area is entitled to a free library card.
  • Anyone in Westmoreland County is entitled to a free library card.
  • Anyone eligible under the ACCESS PA program is also entitled to a free library card.
  • For adults (16 years or older) 2 forms of ID are required includng one with a current address.
  • Children (5 - 15 years) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • This adult must have two forms of ID, including one with a current address.
  • This adult must sign the registration card in addition to the child and must be responsible for any overdue, lost or damaged materials.
  • For lost library cards, a replacement fee will be charged.
2. Circulation Policies:
  • New fiction books circulate for 7 days.
  • New nonfiction books circulate for 2 weeks.
  • DVDs (up to 5) circulate for 7 days (to card holders 16 years or older).
  • Audio cassettes (up to 4) circulate for 14 days.
  • Books on CD circulate for 14 days.
  • Music CDs (up to 4) circulate for 14 days.
  • Language CDs (up to 2) circulate for 3 weeks.
  • Reference materials and Pennsylvania Room Materials do not circulate.
  • Periodicals do not circulate
  • All other materials circulate for 3 weeks.
  • Every cardholder is limited to 20 circulating items.
  • *Denotes items not renewable
3. Renewal Policies:
If material is renewable, is not overdue, and does not have a reserve request, the material may be renewed once. Phone renewals are allowed, except when items are on reserve for someone else, or if item(s) is (are) overdue by one day or more.
4. Reserve Policies:
The library will accept reserves for books owned by the library and currently checked out by other patrons. Reserve names will be placed on a waiting list in the order received. Patrons will be called in turn for the reserve books. After being notified, patrons will have 3 days to pick up the books. (The library does not put reserves on children's easy reader books.)
5. Overdue Fines, Damaged or Lost Items: FINES will be assessed for all late items according to the following schedule:
Videotapes and DVDs ......................$1.00 per day
Childrens items (books, audio tapes)...............$0.10 per day
Adult items (books, audio tapes)....................$0.25 per day

If an item is LOST OR DAMAGED beyond repair, the patron is liable for payment of material.
Patrons with UNPAID OVERDUES or NONPAYMENTS or lost or damaged materials may be subject to loss of circulation privileges. This loss of privileges applies to the entire household.
6. Bookdrop Policies:
As a convenience to our patrons, two bookdrops are available at street level for return of most library items. However, we do ask that videotapes, audio tapes, records, CDs, and CD-ROMS be returned directly to the library circulation desk. Also, we request that all inter-library loan material be returned to the library circulation desk.
7. Inter-library Loan (ILL)
Materials not available in our collections that are needed by our cardholders on good standing may be requested through ILL.

If obtainable, the materials will be sent here. The patron must return the materials to our library.

Responsibilities for these materials are the same as for our materials regarding fines and payment for lost items. Length of circulation time varies according to the item, the current demand, and to policies of the library which lends it.

Materials requested through ILL will take a minimum of two weeks to receive. Some may be on order for a few months, depending on factors such as demand and number of copies at the lending library.

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