Getting a Library Card
Library cards are free to any resident of Cambria County, and can be used at any of the 14 Cambria County System member libraries.
To apply, users must complete an application and show a current government issued ID that includes the user’s current name, photograph, and address.
PA Residents who do not live in Cambria County may still obtain a Cambria County Library card. Residents who have a current library card from their home library with an ACCESS PA sticker may present their card and valid photo ID at any Cambria County System Library to obtain a Cambria County Library Card.
PA Residents who do not have a home library may pay a non-resident fee to obtain a Cambria County Library System card. Check with your local library for pricing. Residents from unserved areas of Indiana County may obtain a card to access materials at the Cambria County Library, located in Johnstown, at no cost. This arrangement is possible because Indiana County is part of the Johnstown District.
Materials may be borrowed from and returned to any Cambria County Library System member library.
Books from any Cambria County Library System member library will circulate for 2 weeks. Items may be renewed online, at the library, or over the phone. Books may typically be renewed twice. However, if the item is on hold for another patron, it will not be renewable.
Some items are available for different borrowing periods and may include a rental cost. At Nanty Glo Public Library these items include DVDs, which may be borrowed for 1 week.
Items with a standard two week loan period will result in a $0.25 charge per item, per day overdue. Patrons who owe more than $5 in fines will be prohibited from borrowing materials or using library computers until the fine is paid below $5.
Lost or Damaged Items
Items that are not returned to the library within 90 days will be charged for the cost of the item and a $5 processing fee. Patrons will also be charged replacement and processing fees for items that are returned in a damaged state. The Cambria County System member libraries may work with the local magistrate to recover the cost of lost or damaged items.
Children in the Library Policy
Children, their well-being and safety, are of great concern to the Nanty Glo Public Library. WE encourage families and youth to use our library. Children, as well as library patrons, are expected to behavior appropriately. Parents, guardians, teachers and caregivers, not library staff, are responsible for the behavior and supervision of their children in the library.
An unattended child is a child of any age who is apparently unaccompanied by an adult. Parents, guardians, teachers and caregivers may not leave children alone or in the care of other children who are unable or unwilling to provide adequate care. Supervising adults must be close at hand.
As in all public places, “stranger danger” is a real concern. Library staff cannot prevent children from interacting with or leaving with persons who are not he appropriate chaperone.
Staff may refer to Cambria County Children and Youth Services those children who are frequently left unattended in the library and whose need for parental supervision and/or attention are not being fulfilled adequately.
If the library is closing, at the the regular time or in an emergency situation, and the parent or guarding of a child cannot be located in the building, the Nanty Glo Police Department will be called.
The library is not responsible for any consequences to parents forfeiting their responsibilities.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Printing, Copying, and Scanning
After Hours Book Drop