The Penn Area Library offers downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks; print books; movies, documentaries, and television series; books on CD; and literacy kits for children. See Library Policies.
To apply for a library card, simply stop in the library with valid photo identification. You can read our complete procedures for Receiving a Library Card here. Children 6-18 years of age who want to apply for a library card must have their parent or guardian come into the library with them, present photo identification, and sign the agreement.
If we do not have an item in our collection that you want, we can get it for you from another library through interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loans are usually available within three to five days.
Penn Area Library has several computers available to the public for word processing and reference. Time permitting, the library staff will try to help with computer basics. Regrettably, the staff is not able to offer extensive explanations or provide in-depth training. Please use the help button or ask for a reference book or program manual.
The Penn Area Library does not provide e-mail accounts to users. However, users with existing accounts may access their accounts through the library’s public Internet terminals.
Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied and under the direct supervision of a parent or caregiver when using the computers. Children ages 12 to 18 years, inclusive, are required to have a parent or caregiver signature on their Penn Area Library Internet Use Agreement on file in the library.
The Penn Area Library recently acquired a genealogy CD for the patrons to use to conduct basic web searching on their family trees. Inquire at the circulations desk.
The multi-purpose room is for the use of library and for duly authorized recreational, municipal, or community bodies. The room is available during normal library hours. Reservations must be made in person at the library or via the phone. Library activities have priority in the use of the room. Permission to use the meeting room does not imply endorsement of any organization using the room. See Library Policies.