Library Card Info

How to Get a Library Card:
Membership at the Newtown Public Library is free. Your library card will be honored at all of the public libraries in the Delaware County Library System and throughout most of Pennsylvania. To apply for a library card you must present a picture ID and something that shows your current Delaware County address. If you are under 18, you need a parent or guardian’s signature. If you don’t live in our county, please present your library card from your county.

**During the COVID-19 closure, Delaware County residents can get a library card by emailing their name, address, phone number, and birthday to or by filling out the online form here. We will email you back your library card number which will give you immediate access to all of our online resources including eBooks, audiobooks, and databases. You will then receive a physical card in the mail and, once we reopen, you will have until June 30 to verify your information in person at a library.**

There are two ways to get a Delaware County Libraries library card:​
• Online: Click here to register for a Delaware County Libraries library card online.
• In person: Print out and complete the attached application form and visit any of our 28 libraries throughout Delaware County to register in person.

To obtain a library card, from either registering in person or online, you will need identification showing your current address in Delaware County, PA.  A photo identification, such as a driver’s license, is preferred.

To register in person, visit any public library in Delaware County and fill out an application form at the front desk. Complete the application form, read and sign the user agreement, show your identification, and your library card will be issued.

If you register for a library card online, a temporary barcode will be issued after completing the online registration form. Remember this number to access a limited number of resources like placing a hold on a book. Please note that until your physical card arrives in the mail, resources such as OverDrive/Libby & RB Digital will not be accessible with your temporary barcode number. A physical library card will be mailed within three to five business days. After receiving a physical library card, users will have 30 days to go to their local library to verify their account. To verify your account, go to any library in Delaware County, bring your library card, and show photo identification such as a driver’s license. If you do not verify your account within the 30 day period, your card will expire.

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