borrowing frequently asked questions

Library cards are issued 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 public library of the Allegheny County Library Association.


Your card may also be used to access Library e-resources, such as Overdrive, Hoopla, and Zinio. These services allow you to virtually check out and download ebooks, e-audiobooks, magazines, and videos on a variety of hand-held devices and personal computers. A Monroeville Public Library Card will also give you access to our online databases.


There is a $3.00 charge for replacement borrowers' cards.

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.


Borrowers at least 14 years of age or in grade 9 or above will be considered adult borrowers.

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 - Playaway Views

3 - Video Games


Unpaid charges amounting to $10.00 or more will necessitate withholding all borrowing privileges until the account is settled.

How Do I Sign up?

Note: You might want to add 412.459.7441 to your contacts (not required but recommended)


Once you sign up, you will receive texts confirming your successful sign up and asking if you want to supply an email address as an additional contact. This is optional and will only be used to contact you in the event that your notices are undeliverable.

due dates

books & books on CD


music CD's

video games

fiction bestsellers



mobile hot-spots

replacement charges

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.