Get A Library Card?
Library cards are free to any resident of Cambria County, and can be used at any of the 14 Cambria County System member libraries.
You may register for a card at the first floor circulation desk. You, or a parent/guardian, must complete an application card and show an approved identification that includes your current name and address.
If you are not a resident of Cambria County you may still obtain a Cambria County Library card. If you are a resident of Pennsylvania and have a home library card with an ACCESS PA sticker, you may use that along with approved identification to obtain a CCL card.
Find out what kinds of materials the library has?
The library maintains microfilm copies of the local newspaper dating back to 1853 and of the New York Times dating back to 1954. There is also a large microfilm collection of U.S. census information for Cambria County and many surrounding areas, covering censuses taken from 1790 through 1920.
Find a book?
Search our catalog for an item.
Borrow a book?
A patron with a valid Cambria County Library card, or a valid card from another Pennsylvania public library, may borrow circulating items from the library. Most items circulate for two weeks with two renewals unless on hold, with these exceptions: new adult books, test tutors, music CDs and non-fiction adult videos circulate for two weeks, while feature film videos and videos from both the children’s and teen departments circulate for one week. Many materials may be renewed for one additional circulation period (maximum of two weeks, may be less depending on type of item.) Please contact the circulation department if you have questions about renewals. (In general, the bookmobile circulates materials for a different length of time.)
A small number of best sellers are purchased in duplicate for a rental collection. These items circulate for two weeks and a rental fee of $1.00 plus tax is charged upon check-out.
The library also maintains a temporary collection in support of the school reading competition. Items in the temporary competition collection circulate for two weeks
Renew a book?
Renewal requests may be made by bringing items back to the library, by calling the circulation desk or by accessing “My Account” through the online catalog. Most items will renew for two weeks, unless there are holds on the item. You may also be prevented from renewing items if you have overdue fines.
Borrow a book from another library?
If you would like to request materials through ILL please ask for assistance at the circulation desk on the first floor. This service is available at all Cambria County Library System member libraries.
Download audiobooks and e-books?
Get help with a question?
Professional librarians provide reference assistance to patrons in the library and quick reference assistance over the phone. Reference librarians and other library staff help patrons locate desired materials within the library. They also give basic instruction in the use of the library’s automated catalog and provide limited assistance with various computer programs. This service can be used by telephone by calling 814-536-5131 extension 210, by email or by using this online form. More information on Reference Department services are avaible here.
Find out what assistive devices are available?
Find events and classes?
Send a fax?
Use a computer at the library?
A valid library card or a proper form of ID is required to use the public access computers. Patrons must also read the library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy.
Use the library's wireless connection?
Get something laminated?
Request a tour of the library?
Reserve a meeting room?
Volunteer at the library?
Find out about the library's music on hold?
Find library hours and directions?
Make a donation to the library?
While the library receives most of it’s funding from Cambria County and the State of Pennsylvania, there are ways you can help your library. Donations may be made to have an item placed in the library in memory of a loved one.
Click here for a printable memorial form.
Items may also be purchased to honor an individual or an occasion through the “Adopt-A-Book” program.
Click here for a printable Adopt-a-Book form.
Other ways to make a contribution with a lasting beneficial effect include making a direct donation to the Permanent Trust Fund, managed through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, or including a bequest in your will. Leaving a legacy to a non-profit organization you care about benefits the entire community.
Contributions of your time are also appreciated. Call the library at 536-5131 about opportunities to volunteer. Also, please consider joining our support group, the Friends of the Cambria County Library.