Jenkintown Library



Residents of Jenkintown Borough are eligible to register for a free borrower’s card renewable every three years. The library will require identification containing the name and current mailing address of the applicant. Children/young adults under 18 years of age will be issued a card with the signature of a parent or legal guardian. All residents will receive an ACCESS PA stick on their library card that enable them to borrow materials at public libraries in Pennsylvania. The card will be issued at time of application.


To be eligible for a library card, children must be 5 years old and be able to write his/her own name. Parents and/or a legal guardian must co-sign the card. Parents and/or legal guardians are responsible for fines/fees for children under 18. The card will be issued at time of application.


Pennsylvania residents who do not reside in Jenkintown should obtain a library card from his/her home library with an ACCESS PA sticker.

Business owners and/or individuals who do not live in Jenkintown, but who work in Jenkintown are eligible to apply for a card that is renewable every year. Identification of name, home address, and workplace address is required. The card will be issued at time of application.

Other Information About Your Library Card

Library users with Internet access can check their own personal borrowing records either from home or within the library. A password is required. Ask the staff about this helpful feature.


Loan Periods

Books - 3 weeks
   Except new fiction - 2 weeks
Audio books - 3 weeks
   Except new audio books - 2 weeks
Music CDs/tapes - 3 weeks
Magazines - 1 week
DVDs/videos - 1 week
Reference - library use only


Material Renewal

Items checked out may be renewed by calling the library or by accessing your patron account via the Web. You must have a password to get into your account. Please contact the library for more information.


Overdue Materials

Fine for overdue materials - $0.25/day with a maximum fine of $10.00

EXCEPT Videos and DVDs - $1.00/day with a maximum fine of $10.00

Lost Materials - Replacement cost of materials


Fax Service

As a courtesy to our public, the Jenkintown Library will send fax transmittals.

Fee schedule

Faxes sent to local area codes (610, 215, 267,445): $1.00/page
Faxes sent to all other areas within the U.S.: $2.00/first page plus $1.00/page 2 – finish
Faxes sent to toll free numbers (800, 888, 877, & 866): $1:00/page
International faxes: $5.00/first page plus $2.00/page 2 – finish

Disclaimer: Jenkintown Library is not responsible for the arrival of faxes to the intended recipient and/or the confidentiality of the contents of any fax sent.