Join Now

Get a Library Card


Enjoy the benefits of membership with a Cumberland County Library System library card.  If you are eligible for a card at no charge, you can get a Temporary Access Code that is good for 30 days. By signing up online, you can start using our research databases immediately.  You may also place up to two holds with your Temporary Access Code.  To get a library card, you must visit your library and complete a library card registration form.

You can also request a Digital Library Card using our online form. This card will give you access to our databases and eBooks/eAudiobooks.

Click here to apply for a regular library card in English, Arabic, Somali, or Spanish.


Who can receive a library card

What do I need for a library card?

Why join the library

Who can receive a library card?

You can get a library card at no charge if you live or pay property taxes in Pennsylvania.

Certain services are limited to Cumberland County residents.

What identification do I need?

To get a library card you must present these items to your local library location:

  • A valid photo identificaton (driver's license or state-issued ID card with current address)
  • Two documents (from this list) to prove your identity and addresss.

Why join the library?

Your library offers many services at no charge -- books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, computers, research databases, wireless services, homebound service and programs are just a few.

Use our library value calculator to find out how much your card is worth!

Non-Resident Questions  

Access PA Benefits

Not eligible for a free card?

  • You can visit any library and use most services while you are there.
  • You can buy a library card for $5 per month. To buy your card, visit a library and bring identification with you. You can save time by bringing along a completed library card registration form. (PDF, 44KB, 1 page)

But wait, there's more...

Do you have this Access Pennsylvania sticker on your library card?

Find out about the benefits that go with it!


Page Updated

June 29, 2021