Library cards are issued free of charge to residents and real estate and mercantile taxpayers of Monroeville and Pitcairn. Allegheny County residents and non-residents from areas that participate in Access PA may obtain cards free of charge. Proof of name and current address must be presented at time of registration for a borrower's card. Types of identification include real estate/mercantile tax receipts, driver's license, car registration, currently postmarked mail, most bills, or ID cards with a current date.
Your Monroeville Public Library Card can be used to borrow materials from any member library of the Allegheny County Library Association.
Out of state non-residents may have borrowing privileges upon payment of a $30.00 yearly fee.
A person residing in Monroeville or Pitcairn for a short period of time may receive a card as a transient borrower. A $30.00 deposit is required and will be refunded when the borrower moves from the area. The borrower's card is kept at the circulation desk with the application and deposit.
Adult and Juvenile Borrowers
With parents' permission children up through grade 8 will be issued Library cards. Children must be able to write or print their own names in order to apply for their cards and a parent or guardian's signature is required. The Library upholds and affirms, through its adoption of the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement, the right of each individual to have access to constitutionally protected material and will not restrict the borrowing privileges of any borrower. Parents may fill out a form to restrict the types of materials that their children under age 14 may borrow.
Borrowers at least 14 years of age or in grade 9 or above will be considered adult borrowers.
There is a $3.00 charge for replacement borrowers' cards.
For additional borrower's card information view Circulation/Lending Policy.
One (1) Week
Three (3) Weeks
- New fiction books
- Most books
- Music CDs
- Books on CD
- Video Games
Limits on Borrowing
There is a limit of 50 items that can be taken out on one card. The following items are limited to the amount specified, but are included in the 50 items.
- 3 - Playaways
- 3 - New Books
- 5 - DVDs/videocassettes
- 6 Magazines
- 10 - Music CDs
A late fee of 25¢ (cents) per item per day will be assessed for past-due books, magazines, compact discs, CD-ROMs, and books-on-CD. A late fee of $1.00 per item per day will be assessed for past-due videocassettes and DVDs. Late fees will be charged only for days that the Library is open.
The maximum late fee is equal to the price of the item. Unpaid late fees amounting to $10.00 or more will necessitate withholding all borrowing privileges until the account is settled.
Charges for Lost Materials
If an item is lost, the current replacement cost plus a $5.00 billing fee must be paid to the Library.
Borrowers should understand that the payment for lost materials rarely covers the cost of acquiring and processing a replacement.
For additional information view Circulation/Lending Policy.