Come to our library and sign up for a library card!
Library cards are free to the public and can be used within the Somerset County Federated Library System. You and/or your parent or guardian can register for a card at the circulation desk. Ages 16 and up are eligible for their own card. Ages 15 and under can obtain a card that is co-signed by their parent/guardian. Anyone who wishes to obtain a library card must provide a valid photo ID (driver's license, state ID, passport, school ID, etc.) and proof of address (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.).
The initial library card is free of charge. If lost, the replacement cost is $1.00. A valid photo ID must be presented before a card will be replaced.
A library card will not be replaced for users with blocked accounts or overdue books until the account is cleared.
If a library card is lost or stolen, notify the library immediately. Patrons are still responsible for items checked out on their account up until the time the library is notified.
Library cards are issued to residents, employees, property holders, or students of Somerset County, PA upon presentation of a valid photo ID and proof of Somerset Co. address.
If you are a Pennsylvania resident but do not live or work in Somerset County, you may apply for a free library card by using your home library card with an Access PA sticker.
If you are an out-of-county Pennsylvania resident, but do not have a home library card, a card will be issued to you at a rate of $15 per year.
Library cards will not be issued to out-of-state residents; with the exception of residents from Garrett County and Allegany County in Maryland. There is currently no charge for these residents and no home library card needs to be presented. Items checked out to Garrett and Allegany County Maryland residents are limited to two books or audio books and two videos, for a total of four items.