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Residents of the Tamaqua Area School District are entitled to free membership at the Tamaqua Public Library. Non-resident rates for membership are $10 per year per family. Pennsylvania residents from outside the county with a library card obtained from their home library (having a blue Access PA sticker) may apply for a complimentary Tamaqua Public Library card.

Application must be made in person with a valid driver’s license or form of government-issued photo ID, which contains the current address.

All new members of the library are subjected to a six-month temporary status. During temporary status, adults are limited to borrowing two (2) items at a time and children (aged 17 and under) are allowed one (1) item at a time. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian assume responsibility for their compliance to all library rules and policies. At the end of the six-months, temporary status will be converted to full membership status if all materials were returned on time (no fines), no materials were lost or damaged, and all other policies were followed. If the terms of the probationary period are not successfully met, then another six-month probationary period will be instituted when all outstanding materials are returned (or paid for) and all fines are paid.

When the probationary period is successfully completed, patrons have the following borrowing limits:

            Adults – 10 items on their account at any given time

           Children – 5 items on their account at any given time

Children are never permitted to borrow audio/visual materials, unless the items are specifically cataloged as either Juvenile or Young Adult. Full library privileges and responsibilities are extended to children when they turn 18.

Click the following links for directions and information on our usage policies.

Directions to the Tamaqua Public Library

Usage policy