Borrow Books

Borrow Books

Use the online library catalog to find books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more in the Bookmobile and Sawmill Road Library collections.Bookmobile_cling_store

You can log in with your library card number to see what you have checked out, to renew books, and to reserve books that are being used by other patrons or which you want us to deliver at our next stop in your area.

Use the last four digits of your library card number to log in – enter the same number in both the Barcode and PIN boxes.

Get a Library Card

Any resident of Columbia County can register for a free library card. Please visit the Bookmobile or the Sawmill Road Library to apply for a card. Children may have their own library card with permission from a parent or guardian.

Reminder: We are not affiliated with the Bloomsburg Public Library, the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick, or the Orangeville Public Library, so we do not accept those cards. You may request a library card from the Traveling Library even if you also have a card from one of these libraries.

The Columbia County Traveling Library is the main public library for about half of the residents of Columbia County. If you live in the Town of Bloomsburg, Scott Township, or Hemlock Township, the Bloomsburg Public Library is your main library. If you live in Berwick, Briar Creek Borough, or Briar Creek Township, the McBride Memorial Library is your main library. North Centre Township is served by both McBride Memorial Library and the Traveling Library. Montour Township is served by both the Bloomsburg Public Library and the Traveling Library. If you live in Orangeville Township, the Orangeville Public Library is your main library.

Anyone who lives or works in Columbia County can get a free library card with the Traveling Library. The Orangeville Public Library is free for anyone. Bloomsburg Public Library and McBride Memorial Library charge $15 per year for households outside of their funded service areas.

Borrowing Policies

Loan Periods

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

We request that you read books labeled ‘New’ first and return them as soon as possible for others to enjoy – ideally within 14 days.


You may return items to the Bookmobile (See schedule.) or at the Sawmill Road Library. (See hours.)


You may renew items once by calling or e-mailing the library or through your account for the Online Library Catalog. If you need an extension, please contact the library.

If a bookmobile visit is cancelled, any items due that day will be renewed until the next scheduled bookmobile visit — usually 2 weeks.

Hold Requests and Reserves

If you would like us to pull a book from the Sawmill Road Library and deliver it to you at a Bookmobile stop, you may place a hold request.

If a book is checked out, you may reserve it. When returned, we will hold it for you and notify you by email or phone.

You can request or reserve items by sending an e-mail message to with your name and the title(s). You may also call 570-387-8782.

You can also place a reserve directly in the online catalog.


The grace period for all materials is 14 days. After that, the fine is $1 per week, per item.

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.

After 6 months, fines and lost book charges will be pursued through the Magistrate’s Office.

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