Get a Library Card!
March 23, 2020
While the Library is closed, due to the COVID-19 emergency, we are unable to process online requests for library cards.
When we reopen, please stop in, to say ’Hello’ and get a card.
A card is free to Cranberry Township, Butler County residents with proper identification. Your card is permanent and is renewed each year. It entitles you to borrow materials from any of the eight libraries within the Library System of Butler County.
How do I get a library card?
A Pennsylvania driver’s license or identification with a current address is required in order to obtain a library card. There is no age limit for a card holder, but those under 18 must have a parent/guardian signature. Free membership is offered to residents of Butler County or to the bearer of a current library card from an Access PA member library (see below)
Is there a charge for a library card?
There is no charge for your first card. There is a $2.50 fee to replace a lost card.
How do I get a library card if I do not reside in Butler County?
Any resident of Pennsylvania with a valid library card with a Pennsylvania Access Sticker may obtain a Butler County card free of charge. Otherwise, there is a $20.00 annual nonresident fee. You will need to present proper identification.
Can I get my children their own library cards?
We have no age restriction to obtain a library card. A parent or guardian will need to sign the application and show proper identification. (If the child is a non-Butler County resident, the same Pennsylvania Access info applies).
I lost my library card. Now what do I do?
You may get a replacement card for $2.50 by showing identification at the Circulation Desk.
What is Access PA?
The Access Pennsylvania Sticker on your home library card entitles you to participate in the Statewide Library Card System sponsored by the Commonwealth Libraries.
When you present your home library card with its ACCESS PA sticker at any participating public library in Pennsylvania, you will be able to borrow books, audiobooks, movies and other library materials.
You must request an ACCESS PA sticker at your home public library. If your home library participates in the Access PA program, they will apply the sticker to your library card. Take this card to any other participating library in the state of Pennsylvania, and you will be allowed to borrow materials from that library.