How Do I?

Get a library card?

  • Bring official photo ID (driver’s license, passport, Whitehall Coplay School ID)
  • Bring proof of address (driver’s license, passport, lease, utility bill)
  • If you are not a resident of Whitehall Township, bring the library card issued by your home library. (Your home library is the library located in your municipality / school district).
  • Patrons whose municipality does not support a library or patrons from out-of-state will need to pay $40.00 per household per year.

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Renew a library card?

  • Bring your driver’s license & library card to the front desk. We will update our records and renew your card.

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Download an eBook from EBSCO?

  • Commonwealth Libraries subscribes to EBSCO; this subscription is available for online viewing from Whitehall Township Public Library’s webpage by going to the PowerLibrary and EBSCOhost.

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Download material from Overdrive?

  • The Lehigh & Carbon County area libraries are currently working to bring Overdrive to their patrons. Please look for directions in the near future, as we plan this service out.

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Download an eAudioBook?

  • Whitehall Township Public Library subscribes to Recorded Books (oneclickdigital) eAudioBook content. This content may be downloaded and saved on various devices.
  • See the library’s informational brochure on directions regarding downloading these books.

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Renew library material?

  • You may call the library
  • You may renew your book via the ‘MY ACCOUNT’ feature in our catalog
  • You may ask at our front desk during any visit to the library
  • We do *NOT* renew materials based on messages left on our voicemail system

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Return an item to the library?

  • Items may be returned at the Front Desk, or placed in the outside material drop boxes.
    • There are two drop boxes: One for books AND one for Audio Visual material (DVDs , VHS, recorded books, etc).

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Use a library computer?

  • Obtain a library card
  • If computers are available, simply sit down at a computer and sign-on with your library card and PIN
  • All patrons receive a minimum of 45 uninterrupted minutes. If no one is waiting for a computer at the end of this time, 15 additional minutes will be granted automatically until all computers are in use and another patron requests a computer.

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Access my account from home?

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Volunteer at the library?

  • Simply stop in the library and speak with the director (ext 201).

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Schedule the community room?

  • Call the library and speak with Andrea (ext 208).

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Have a test proctored at the library?

  • Contact the library and speak with Patty, Chris, or Jim. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all materials are shipped from the school or professor and have arrived prior to the test date. The library cannot guarantee absolute silence or that the student will be attended without interruption. To ensure academic honesty is maintained, unless otherwise directed BY THE PROFESSOR – all tests are assumed to be “closed book” (no books, no notes, no Internet).
    Please ask your professor to e-mail the proctor directly, from the school e-mail account if the test is “open”.
  • Although no fixed fee has been established for proctoring services, a donation to the library is appreciated.

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Pay a fine or fees owed to the library?

  • The library currently accepts cash payments, as well as checks and credit cards. Checks should be made payable to: Whitehall Township Public Library. A $20.00 returned check fee will be placed on accounts for all checks that fail to clear the bank.
  • The library is not able to accept debit cards.

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Sign my child up for a library card?

  • All 1st graders receive a tour of the library during the school year, between September and November. Mrs. Santaliz asks that children receive their first card after the tour. If the parent opts to obtain a child’s card earlier – bring parent’s proof of residence, and we ask that the child be present when we issue the card.

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Connect to wireless?

  • The library employs a “Captive Portal” to authenticate users. This technology is similar to what hotels use. The first page will be a sign-in page, use your library card or email address, a PIN may be selected each use.
  • Some services or web pages may be blocked. Due to limitations on the filtering method, the library cannot unblock sites on laptop computers. Users who require unfiltered access are asked to sign into a library computer and request unfiltered access at our front desk.

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  • The library accepts clean books, DVDs, VHS, and other media that are in good shape. All items not added to the collection are sold via the Friends’ book sale.

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Send a FAX?

  • The library does not offer FAX services at this time. We suggest a local office supply business.

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Find Parking?

  • The library has a spacious parking lot.

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Get an Interlibrary Loan?

  • Whitehall residents may request material not owned by Whitehall Township Public Library by completing an interlibrary loan form. We will make our best effort to obtain the material; however, if no libraries will allow the book to circulate – we may not be able to meet the request.

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Recommend the Library purchase a book?

  • Ask our front desk staff for a purchase request form.

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Find a book in our library?

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