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Luzerne County Library Card

Your Luzerne County Library Card may be used to borrow materials at the Osterhout Free Library, any of our branch libraries, or other public libraries which are members of the Luzerne County Library System. If you live in Luzerne County, you qualify for a free library card. You may visit the Osterhout to fill out a registration form, or you may print out a registration form from the link above and bring it with you to the Central Library or any of our branches. You will be asked to show proof of residence. Once the required identification is presented, you will be issued a library card. You will be able to use your card immediately.

General Card (ages 12 or over)
You must present identification that shows your current address, for example, a driver’s license, utility bill, or a credit card bill. The card is valid for 3 years, at which time it may be renewed.

Children’s card (ages 11 or below)
The signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on the application, and proof of current address must be shown. By signing the application, the parent or legal guardian agrees to accept full responsibility for materials borrowed, lost, or damaged, and any fines incurred.

Persons Living Outside Luzerne County
Your Luzerne County Library Card may be used to borrow materials at the Osterhout Free Library, any of our branch libraries, or other public libraries throughout Luzerne County: Back Mountain Library (Dallas), Hazleton Area, Hoyt (Kingston), Kirby (Mountain Top), Mill (Nanticoke), Pittston Memorial, Plymouth, West Pittston, and Wyoming Free Libraries. NO MATERIAL MAY BE CHECKED OUT WITHOUT A LIBRARY CARD. The blue ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA sticker on your card gives you statewide library privileges.

Anyone who lives outside Luzerne County, but inside Pennsylvania, can get a free library card if he/she can present a current library card from another library in Pennsylvania with the blue “Access Pennsylvania” sticker on it. If this card does not contain the person’s address, then some form of identification such as a driver’s license must also be presented to verify the address given. The card is valid for 1 year.

Anyone who lives outside Luzerne County, but inside Pennsylvania, who does not have an Access Pennsylvania library card, can purchase a library card for a $25.00 fee. This card is valid for 1 year.

No material may be checked out without a library card.

Responsibilities
You are responsible for the use of your card. Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately. There is a $3.00 charge to replace a lost card.

Library Card Application