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Using The Library




Obtaining A Library Card

All residents in the Mount Carmel Area School District can get a Free library card.

Cards for patrons under 14 years of age will need a parent or guardian signature.

  • Name and Address

  • Identification with proof of address*

  • Date of birth

  • Current Phone number.

[*Current ID can be a driver's license, state issued ID, a military ID, or a passport.  Proof of address can be a current driver's license, current utility bill or an other piece of official mail, a lease or purchase agreement, a checkbook with name and address imprinted, a student (K-12) report card or a school ID.]

Resident Library Cards are issued for three years. 

Replacing a lost card:     $7.00


New Patrons are restricted to one (1) DVD and two (2) books at a time for a period of 2 months.  


Checking Out Materials

  • Books and Audio Books:     2 weeks

  • DVDs:  2 days [You must be 18 years old and a patron in good standing to take out DVDs.]

Need more time?  Please ask.


May renewed by calling (570) 339-0703 during library hours or at our Circulation Desk. 


Please return books to the Service Desk or dropped in our Book Drop Box.  

DVDs must be returned to the Service Desk only

*No Fines

Photocopies and Computer Print Outs  .20 cents per page

Microfilm Use    25 cents/page

The Library's Microfilm Reader/Printer is available on a first come first serve basis.  Library Microfilm collection is of area newspapers dating back to 1860, U.S. Census, City Directories, Death/Birth Records, and Sanborn Fire maps.  


Microfilm collection

Shamokin Register March 1860 - April 18

Shamokin Herald June 1862 - November 1893

Shamokin Times August 1878 - August 1881

Mt. Carmel Item January 1888 - March 1893

Daily News June 1911 - June 1912

Mt. Carmel Ledger October 1892 - October 1895

Mt. Carmel Semi-Weekly Item April 1899 - December 1901

Shamokin Weekly Item September 1884 - August 1887

Daily News September 1892 - June 1911

Mt. Carmel Item November 1902 - August 1969

Mt. Carmel News January 1925 - January 1930

News Dispatch January 1962 - November 1968

Shamokin News Item May 1969 - December 2006


Computer / Internet+

  • Six (6) Macs available.  Time is limited to 1 hour while in demand.

  • Free Wifi available.  

You agree to abide by the Mount Carmel Area Public Library Computer Policy. 

The Library Staff is available to help you get logged on

The Library's Computer Policy can be found here


Interlibrary Loan System and Access PA

The Library participates in a statewide shared catalog offering patron-initiated interlibrary loan services.  You can search the catalogs of public, academic, and special libraries throughout Pennsylvania and place your own requests for books at the MCA Public Library.  

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