Due to increasing levels of COVID19 in our community, contactless pick-up by appointment will resume Monday, Nov. 30. Our buildings will be closed, but staff will be here during regular business hours to answer phones and prepare items for you to pick up at the door.

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Get a Library Card

Get a WVPL Library CardNeed a Library Card while the Library is Closed?

If 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 AN APPLICATION HERE. E-mail the completed application along with a copy/photo of proof of address (driver’s license, state ID, car insurance, rental lease or utility bill) to eshane@wvpl.org and a library card will be mailed to your home.­ A Spanish version of the application is available HERE.

If you are a resident of MONTGOMERY COUNTY who does NOT currently have a library card can GET A TEMPORARY CARD from Montgomery County-Norristown Library HERE.  Then, scroll down the page to the "Get a Library Card" section. This temporary card will provide access to most of the online library resources.

If you are a resident of Ambler Borough, Whitpain Township or Lower Gwynedd Township, 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. A Spanish version of the application is available 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 During the pandemic, museum passes check out for 7 days.
  • Downloadable eBooks, downloadable audio books: 14 days (may be changed to 7 or 21 days)
Most items may be renewed if there are no current reserves on them and no blocks on your account. Items may be renewed by telephone during library hours.  Items can also be renewed and holds can be placed on our website 24/7: www.wvpl.org.  Log into your account. Click on Renew or Reserve.  Items that can't be renewed are video games and museum passes.

What are the fees if materials are overdue?

  • Adult items:  25 cents/day
  • Juvenile items: 20 cents/day
  • DVDs, Blue-rays:  $1/day
  • Video Games: $1/day
These costs may vary depending on the owning library.

ASK US if you have more questions.