Materials Policies

Borrower Requirements

Circulation of all materials, including computer use, requires a library card. Library cards are FREE! Borrowers must maintain the library card in good standing.

Those seeking a card should provide one of the following:

  • Photo ID such as a driver’s license
  • Student ID
  • PA photo ID
  • Personal check
  • Bill from utility, telephone, or credit card companies.
(If these can not be provided, alternate means of identify verification are available, please ask us!)

Replacement Card Costs
  • $1.00 first replacement
  • $5.00 second and subsequent replacements

Library cards expire every three years. To renew, please confirm contact information with the library. 

Circulation Period
  • Books, Magazines, and CDs – 3 Weeks
  • DVDs – One Week
Fines
  • Three week materials (print and audio) – $0.10/day/item
  • DVD – $2.00/day/item
  • Not picking up interlibrary materials – $5.00
Fees
  • Print and Audio Items – No charge
  • Public Computer Access – No charge
  • DVD Maintenance Fees (DVD) – No charge
  • Computer and Microfilm Prints – $0.25/page
  • Photocopies – $0.10/page
  • Fax – $1/page (Ross Library only)
Audio Books and Music on CD

Audio books come in fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, young adults, and children.

Music CDs are offered for children at Ross Library

Books

Fiction and nonfiction titles for adults and children. Special collections include business, career, chapter books, easy reads, genealogy, large print, Pennsylvania, reference, and young adult.

Career Corner

College and scholarship materials; Civil Service, GED, SAT, GRE, ASVB test materials. (Ross Library)

Computers and Free Wi-Fi

Public computers with Internet Access are available in both the adult and children’s libraries. Users should have a valid library card to access the computers and must register at the circulation desk (if a user does not have a card, alternate arrangements can be made). Free public Wi-Fi is available. Fee of $0.25 per sheet for printed copies with only black and white prints available.

eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks

eBooks and Audiobooks can be accessed via the Overdrive/Libby platform. Patrons must have a library card in good standing and the library code to check out books. Your Clinton County Libraries card number is your access number. eBooks can be read on your computer, smartphone, iPad or tablet, and most eBook readers, including Kindle. Audiobooks will play on computers and most portable devices. Most applications will require some form of software download from the Overdrive/Libby website to manipulate the files to play on your device.

Historic Photo File

Local people, places and events are indexed in the Local Name Index File of over 190,000 entries. (Ross Library)

Large Print Materials

Books available in large print began as a gift from the Rotary of Lock Haven. This service has been continued by the Clinton County Community Foundation, Lock Haven Lions Group and State Grants.

Movies – DVD

There are plenty of choices in a variety of genres for children and adults. A gray media drop box is available on the Main Street curb for those who return items to Ross Library when the library is closed. Please return in the Media drop box to avoid damage. For Renovo and Friendship, please return in the book drop slot.

Stephen Poorman Trust Entrepreneurship, Business and Finance Collection

Entrepreneurs, existing business owners and start-up operators now have even more resources at the Ross Library. For those who are thinking of acquiring their own business, the Ross Library is an essential resource for research materials. An entire section on the first floor main room is now dedicated to Entrepreneurship, Business, Finance and Banking material. New books arrive yearly covering all aspects of business, how to get started, where to get financing and how to value a company. Other important topics include the business and social aspects of the gas and oil industry and, in particular, benefits and disadvantages of drilling activity., you

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