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.

Library Card

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.

Interlibrary Loan

If we do not have an item in our collection, we can get it for you from another library through interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loans are usually available within three to five days. We can obtain materials from another library within our county system or from outside our system. Items coming from libraries outside of our county may take longer depending on shipping times and availability.

Public Computers

Penn Area Library has computers available to the public. 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.

Multi-Purpose Room

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.