Our Services

Inter-Library Loans

Through the ACCESS PA system, our local patrons (those residing in the Palmerton Area School District) may borrow books from other PA libraries at no cost.

Online Searchable Library Catalog

Patrons may search for items, place a hold or renew books from their home computers.


Six computers with connections to the internet are available for public use.

Printing & Copying

Copies and printouts are $0.10 for a black and white copy, $0.25 for a color copy, and $0.40 for a two sided color copy.

Book Sales

Used books, CD’s, DVD’s, and puzzles are on sale year-round. Donations of books are always welcome.

Curbside Service

The library offers the option of having all items that are placed on hold to be checked out and picked up at curbside by calling the library at 610-826-3424 to set up a time and date for pickup.

Children’s Programs

Story Time is held on Fridays at 10:30AM during the school year. Additional story times and hands on programs for preschoolers through teen occur throughout the month. Please check for program announcements.

Summer Reading Program

Hands on and take home activities to inspire a love of reading. Programs for all ages. New dates and themes are announced each summer.

Public and Private Meetings

Local non-profit groups may schedule meetings in the Library Conference Room or the Gallery. Fees are negotiable.

Memorial Books

Books may be purchased for the Library collection to honor a person or occasion.

Fax service

Available to the public for $1.00 per page with a $5.00 maximum charge.

Friends of the Library

They sponsor programs and fundraisers for the good of the library.  Call the library for more information about joining the Friends.


WiFi Hot Spot with Free Internet Access for PenTeleData Customers.

Borrowing policies

Borrowing Limits

Adult Cards
  • 15 books
  • 5 DVD’s and/or video tapes
Juvenile Cards
  • 5 books
  • No DVD’s and/or video tapes

Borrowing Periods

  • Books: 3 weeks with 2 renewals
    • New Fiction: 2 weeks with 2 renewals
  • Audio Books: 3 weeks with 2 renewals
  • DVD’s/Videos: 1 week with 2 renewals
  • DVD Series: 2 weeks with 2 renewals

Holds Shelf

  • Items from our library will be held up to 7 days after notification
  • Items not from our library will be held up to 4 days after notification


  • No fines for overdue books
  • Charges will be accrued if an item is damaged or officially lost
  • Inter-Library Loans will accrue charges if the lending library charges for late returns


  • Items may be renewed by phone during regular business hours, or you can renew online
    • To renew your library books online or to view your library lending history click on the link above. The first time you log on, your Patron Number is your library barcode number with no spaces in between the numbers and your PIN is 1234. Once you log in, you can then change your PIN to whatever you want.
  • The system will automatically renew items on the date due unless the item is on hold for another patron

The Palmerton Area Library Association is supported by the Palmerton Area School District and by the following municipalities:  Palmerton Borough, Bowmanstown Borough, Lower Towamensing Township and Towamensing Township.