Get a Library Card

Get a WVPL Library CardIf you are a resident of LOWER GWYNEDD, WHITPAIN TOWSHIP or AMBLER BOROUGH, you can apply for and receive a WVPL library card.  A WVPL card is the best way to full access of our digital resources. 

Fill out the library application and bring it with proof of address (driver’s license, state ID, car insurance, rental lease or utility bill) to the library and we will give you a card. You may also email the completed application along with a copy/photo of proof of address (driver's license, state ID, rental lease or utility bill) to and a library card will be mailed to your home. If you are emailing your proof of address, please make sure the document is dated so we know that it is recent.

Applications are also available in Spanish (HERE) and Korean (HERE).

A child’s application (under the age of 18) requires a parent or guardian‘s signature.  The parent or guardian must present identification and proof of residence.

If you don’t live in Ambler Borough, Whitpain Township or Lower Gwynedd Township, visit your home library (listed here) for an application. Once you have your card, you can use it at WVPL.
If there isn’t a library listed for the township or borough in which you live, you can download and fill out the MCLINC library card application and bring your proof of address to WVPL for processing.

What is MCLINC?
The Wissahickon Valley Public Library is part of the Montgomery County Library Information Network Consortium (MCLINC), which means that you have access to over 2 million items in the combined catalogs of 31 public libraries.  Once you register for a card at any of the MCLINC libraries, you can reserve items online and have the items shipped to our Main Library in Blue Bell or our Ambler Branch.

How long can I keep materials?

  • Fiction and Non-fiction books, non-fiction DVDs, feature film DVDs older than 6 months, audio books, CDs: 21 days
  • New DVDs, video games, magazines: 7 days
  • Museum Passes: 3 days
  • Downloadable eBooks, downloadable audio books: 14 days (may be changed to 7 or 21 days)
Most items owned by WVPL will be renewed automatically if there are no current reserves on them and no blocks on your account. Other items may be renewed by telephone during library hours.  Items can also be renewed and holds can be placed on our website 24/7: Log on to your account. Click on Renew or Reserve. Items that can't be renewed are hot spots and museum passes.

What are the fees if materials are overdue?

WVPL does not charge overdue fines on items owned by WVPL. However, other libraries may charge overdue fines on items that they own. Patrons must return WVPL items to our libraries in either Blue Bell or Ambler in order to avoid fines. Please see our Fine Free Policy for more information.

ASK US if you have more questions.