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
As of August 3, 2018 New Patrons are restricted to one (1) DVD and two (2) books at a time for a period of 2 months. After 2 months, if the patron is in "good standing" (no overdue materials) then the patron will be allowed to take out more library materials.
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.
Renewals are limit on in-demand materials.
Please return books to the Service Desk or dropped in our Book Drop Box.
DVDs must be returned to the Service Desk.
Fines are calculated from the due date. Fines are not charged on days when the Library is closed.
Books and audio books are $0.20 a day/per book.
DVDs are $2.00 a day/per DVD.
Borrowing privileges will be suspended for any Library Card with $5.00 in fines.
Photocopies and Computer Print Outs $0.20 per 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 Copies: $0.25 per page
The Library carries the following newspapers on Microfilm:
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. CarmelNews January 1925 - January 1930
News Dispatch January 1962 - November 1968
Shamokin News Item May 1969 - December 2006
Computer / Internet+
Six (6) Macs available. One (1) hour time limit
Free Wifi available. Four (4) hour time limit on your own device.
Sign in at the Circulation Desk and get a username and password to access the Internet.
+By signing in, you agree to abide by the Mount Carmel Area Public Library Computer Policy. The entire policy is available at the library.
Computer print outs: $0.20 per page
While the Library Staff is available to help you get logged on, you must know how to use a computer when accessing the Library's computers.
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.