Library Card Policy
Library Card Services
Library cards are available at no charge to those who live or pay property tax in Cumberland County or in the Shippensburg Area School District.
People who have a valid Cumberland County Library System library card may borrow physical and digital library materials, attend library programs, use library computers, and use the library system’s online databases and services.
Library cards expire after three years of inactivity. Expired cards may be reinstated by following the registration procedures listed below.
Juvenile card holders may use all library materials and services, including filtered Internet access. To assist families with providing Internet supervision, parents have the option of blocking their child’s library card from using Internet Computers.
Card holders agree to present their card each time they borrow materials or use library computer resources. Card holders are responsible for any fines or fees, and for any lost or damaged items borrowed on their card. In addition, card holders agree to abide by the Cumberland County Library System’s policies and to report any address, telephone or email changes, or the loss of his/her card immediately.
A new card may be issued to patrons reporting a lost or stolen card. A fee is not charged for the first lost card or for cards lost due to extenuating circumstances such as flood, fire, theft, etc. The fee for all subsequent lost cards is $3.00.
Other Registration Fees
People not eligible for free registrations may purchase a non-resident library card for $5 per month. Non-resident cards must be purchased in person.
Suspension of Library Card Privileges
Library card privileges may be suspended if:
- A card holder has more than 100 items checked out at one time.
- A card holder has $5.00 or more in accumulated fines, fees or outstanding charges, or 10 or more items overdue.
- A card holder has claimed that 10 or more items have been returned and the library has no record of the items having been returned.
- A card holder has violated other library policies
This policy is subject to change at any time without notice. Updates to the policy may be obtained from the Library System.
Page reviewed June 4, 2012.