Borrow Books

Borrow Books

Use the online library catalog to find books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more in the Bookmobile and Sawmill Road Library collections.Screen Shot of Catalog Home Page

You can log in with your library card number to see what you have checked out, to renew books. You can also reserve books that are being used by other patrons or which you want us to deliver during our next stop in your area. (Use the last four digits of you library card number in both login boxes.)

If you don’t find what you are looking for, we can either purchase it or get it through interlibrary loan most of the time.

Get a Library Card

Anyone who lives or works in Columbia County can register for a free library card. Please visit the bookmobile or the Sawmill Road Library to apply for a card. Children of any age may have their own library card with permission from a parent or guardian.

The Columbia County Traveling Library is the primary public library for about half of the residents of Columbia County who do not have a town library in their area.

Which library is my primary library?

Bloomsburg Public Library: Bloomsburg, Scott Twp., Hemlock Twp., Montour Twp.*

McBride Memorial Library: Berwick, Briar Creek Borough, Briar Creek Twp., North Centre Twp.*

Orangeville Public Library: Orangeville Borough, Orange Twp.

Columbia County Traveling Library: Benton Borough, Benton Twp, Sugarloaf Twp., Jackson Twp, Pine Twp., Madison Twp. Millville Borough, Greenwood Twp.,  Mount Pleasant Twp., North Centre Twp.*, South Centre Twp., Mifflinville/Mifflin Twp., Beaver Twp., Main Twp., Roaring Creek Twp. Conyngham Twp., Cleveland Twp., Franklin Twp., Locust Twp., Catawissa Twp., Catawissa Borough, Montour Twp.*

*These townships help fund the Traveling Library and their town library.

The Traveling Library is not formally affiliated with the other libraries in the county, so we do not accept their cards and they do not accept ours. Bloomsburg Public Library and McBride Memorial Library charge $15 per year for households outside of their funded service areas. The Orangeville Public Library is free for anyone.

Borrowing Policies

Loan Periods

Every item in our collections can be checked out for a period of 28 days.

If a book is labeled ‘New,’  please read it and return them as soon as possible for others to enjoy – ideally within 2 weeks.

Renewals

You may renew items one time. You can call or e-mail the library or renew books through your account for the Online Library Catalog. If you need an extension beyond one renewal, please contact the library.

Returns

You may return any Traveling Library items to the bookmobile or at the Sawmill Road Library, no matter where you checked it out. (Bookmobile schedule and library hours.)

Request Items for Delivery or Pickup

You can place a reserve request on library items if:

  1. You want to request delivery of a Sawmill Road Library book to your next bookmobile stop.
  2. You want to request that a book be pulled from the bookmobile for pickup at the library.
  3. A book is checked out and you would like to be next in line when it is returned.

You can place reserve requests in the online catalog by clicking the ‘Reserve’ button. You can also request reserves by phone or email.

Fines

The fine for overdue items is $1 per week, per item.

The grace period for all materials is 14 days during which fines will be automatically forgiven. The fine accumulates during this time.

Parents and guardians are responsible for books checked out by children or other dependents.

If you have more than $10 in fines, you may not check out additional books unless you pay $3 toward your fines.

Lost or Damaged Materials

You will be asked to pay our replacement cost for items which are lost or severely damaged, plus a $3 processing fee.

It is acceptable to bring in a ‘like-new’ replacement copy and pay only the $3 processing fee.

Past Due Fines and Fees

After 3 months, you will receive an invoice for unpaid fines and fees.

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