Obtaining a

Library Card

Library cards are free to residents of the Bangor Area School District, which includes Bangor Borough, Lower Mount Bethel Township (that portion in the Bangor Area School District), Upper Mount Bethel Township, Portland Borough, Roseto Borough and East Bangor Borough. Proof of a local address is required. The following are accepted as proof of residence:
  • Current state driver’s license or ID card with local address
  • Check book with local address imprint
  • A bill in your name with a local address accompanied with a photo ID
The first library card is free. A $3.00 replacement fee is charged for lost Library cards. You are responsible for all items borrowed on your Library card. Regular library cards are issued to individuals over 16. Junior cards are issued to anyone younger than 16 and require a parent or legal guardian signature along with proof of residency. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for any library materials and/or fines accrued by the Junior card holder. Your library card must be presented each time you check out any library items. Library ID cards are not transferable. Checking out materials with a library card belonging to another person, including a relative, is not permitted. Any Pennsylvania resident with a library card from his/her home library may obtain a Bangor Public Library card at no charge if the home library participates in AccessPA. Non-residents who work for the Bangor Area School District may also obtain a library card at no charge. Individuals outside of the Bangor Area School District may become a member of the Bangor Public Library by paying an annual fee as listed below. If a member has overdue materials or outstanding fines, the membership may not be renewed until all library obligations are satisfied.

First Year Membership Fees:

  • Individual Membership: $25
  • Family Membership: $35

After First Year Membership Fees:

  • Individual Membership: $15
  • Family Membership: $25