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About Us | FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Quick and easy answers to questions about the library.

 

How do I receive a library card?
Are you a free library?
How long do materials circulate?
Can I renew my library materials?
How much are overdue fines?
What should I do if I've lost an item?
What are the library's hours?
How can I volunteer at the library?
Who are the Friends of the Library?
How do I get to the library?

 


 

How do I receive a library card?

Adults must present valid Township address. Children under age 18 must have the signature of a parent/guardian who will be financially responsible for materials borrowed on the child's card. Montgomery County residents who do not have a home library in their township or borough may apply for a Montgomery County - Norristown library card.

 

You can also download our form and fill it out at home.

 


 

Are you a free library?

Yes, we are a free library. However, we do charge fines for borrowed materials not returned to us by their due date. We also charge a very small handling fee of 50 cents per item on DVDs. On weekends this fee is reduced by not charging a handling fee for the 4th item (get 4 for the price of 3 on Friday and Saturday).

 


 

How long do materials circulate?

Books : Three weeks.
Music CDs: One week (limit of 4 items per household)
Talking Books: Three weeks
Adult Magazines: One week
Children's Magazines: Three weeks
DVDs: One week

 


 

Can I renew my library materials?

Any item except movies may be renewed for one additional loan period provided there are no reserves or holds on the item.

 


 

How much are overdue fines?
Adult & Young Adult Books : 20 cents per day
Children's Books: 10 cents per day
Parent/Teacher Books: 20 cents per day

 

Music CDs and Tapes: 20 cents per day
Adult Talking Books: 20 cents per day
Children's Talking Books: 10 cents per day

 

Adult Magazines: 20 cents per day
Children's Magazines: 10 cents per day
DVDs: $1.00 per item per day

 

Postage will be added for overdue notices.

 


 

What should I do if I've lost an item?
If you've lost an item, please notify a staff member at the Circulation Desk.


The charges for lost items are:
Library card: $2.00
Library materials: Replacement cost of item + 5.00 processing fee.

 


 

What are the library's (regular) hours? (varies in summer)

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 


 

How can I volunteer at the library?
One of the greatest assets the Huntingdon Valley Public Library can boast is our volunteers. Our volunteers are essential in helping the library run smoothly and efficiently. Volunteering at the library is also a great way to get connected to your community.

 

If you would like to contribute your talents and skills as a volunteer please call us at (215) 947-5138 or ask at the Circulation Desk for more information.

 


 

Who are the Friends of the Library?
The Friends are a non-profit organization founded to help support and promote activities and services of the Huntingdon Valley Public Library. The Friends provide funding for many of the children's programs and activities, for the Summer Reading Program, and for special purchases, such as electronic reference sources. They hold a membership drive and provide resources for the Library's annual fund drive. They are always seeking new fundraising, promotional and programming ideas.

 


 

How do I get to the library?

Click here for a map to the Library.

 

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