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In order to register for events on the new Manheim Township Event Calendar – you must create a username and password for the site. (This is unrelated to the password you use for your library card.)

Select a Help topic to walk you through the process.

As of February 1st, 2022, masks are encouraged but optional inside all Manheim Township facilities.

If you or a member of your household are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not enter Manheim Township facilities and buildings, and consult with your physician.

Resource & LinkDescription
BookFLIXBookFLIX *
Watch and read nonfiction video storybooks about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!
Topics: literacy, eBooks, children, elementary level, student
Books And AuthorsBooks & Authors *
Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics from more than 240,000 titles.
Topics, books, reference, reviews
Books, Movies, and More in a PA LibraryBooks, movies, and more in a PA library (Access PA catalog) *
Search a single catalog reflecting the holdings of over 1,500 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 41 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.
Topics: catalog
Contemporary AuthorsContemporary Authors *
A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors.
Topics: authors, reference, research, students
EBSCO eBookseBooks on EBSCOhost *
Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online.
Topics: eBooks, all ages, reference, entertainment
Fine ArtsFine Arts *
Over 10.4 million articles for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.
Topics: art, reference, research, student, high school, adults
Freegal
A free music and streaming movie service. All you need is your library card number. Freegal offers access to about 9 million songs, to download and keep or stream, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries, also thousands of feature films and television episodes from major content providers. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Topics: music, entertainment, all ages
Gale eBooksGale E-Books *
Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!
Topics: eBooks, reference, research, student, all ages
Hoopla
MTPL patrons can instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks and eComics 24/7 with your library card. 3 downloads a month per patron.
Topics: eBooks, movies, music, entertainment, all ages
LitFinderLitFinder *
Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder's collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.
Topics: books, reference, research, student, high school, adults
Gale NewsNews *
Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world, or search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
Topics: news, newspapers, reference
NewsBank America's News logoNewsBank America's News
Access Local newspapers including the Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster New Era, LNP, Sunday News. News of local interest happens everywhere, from small towns to big cities across the United States. America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country.
Topics: news, newspapers, reference, Lancaster, adults
NewsBank World News
NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Using these online resources, researchers in libraries around the world can easily explore tens of millions of current and archived news articles and obituaries in order to pinpoint information from primary sources at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Topics: news, newspapers, reference, world, adults
overdrive logoOverdrive
Browse, borrow, and enjoy eBook and eAudiobook titles from the Library System of Lancaster County digital collection. Online users can use OverDrive and mobile users can check out the Libby app. MTPL patrons have access to additional exclusive titles.
Topics: eBooks, audio, entertainment, all ages
Rb digital
The world's largest library newsstand, brings the very best in magazine publishing to thousands of libraries worldwide. Patrons select both new and back issues, adding them to their personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded.
Topics: magazines, entertainment, all ages

TrueFLIXTrueFlix *
Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.
Topics: reference, research, student, elementary school, middle school
tumblebooks logoTumbleBooks
The TumbleBook Library is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers. Read along and listen, or read on your own. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing story books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (e-book) story book. TumbleBooks will help teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love!
Topics: reference, research, student, elementary school, middle school
Wowbrary LogoWowbrary
Wowbrary is a free newsletter that provides you with weekly emails and RSS feeds about MTPL's most recent acquisitions. See our newest books, audiobooks, DVDs and more!
Topics: newsletter, all ages, catalog
Resource & LinkDescription
Academic OneFileAcademic OneFile *
Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more. Undergraduate researchers can expand and refine search results through the Topic Finder, and citation tools are integrated directly into the user’s workflow.
Topics: research, reference, student, college, high school
AP NewsroomAP (Associated Press) Newsroom *
View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots.
Topics: images, news, newspaper, stock images, photography
Black Freedom StruggleThe Black Freedom Struggle resource is provided at no cost to the POWER Library by ProQuest. It features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, it is hoped that this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.
Topics: black history, reference, research, student, all ages
BookFLIXBookFLIX *
Watch and read nonfiction video storybooks about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!
Topics: literacy, eBooks, children, elementary level, student
Books And AuthorsBooks & Authors *
Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics from more than 240,000 titles.
Topics, books, reference, reviews
Books, Movies, and More in a PA LibraryBooks, movies, and more in a PA library (Access PA catalog) *
Search a single catalog reflecting the holdings of over 1,500 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 41 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.
Topics: catalog
Brainfuse HelpNow logoBrainFuse HelpNow
Brainfuse provides online academic support to K-12 students, college students, and adult learners. Brainfuse offers a unique suite of tutoring, writing, study, and collaboration tools. There are test prep resources available for AP, SAT, ACT, GRE, ASVAB, Nursing School, and Citizenship exams. Adult learners can take advantage of Computer Skills, Research skills, ELL courses, and more. Connect with a Live Tutor, or use the SkillSurfer to find the age group and topics you are looking for.
Topics: student, test prep, all ages
Contemporary AuthorsContemporary Authors *
A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors.
Topics: authors, reference, research, students
Cyber SmartsCyberSmarts *
Learn how to be a safe, responsible, and smart citizen with these eBooks that teach you how to avoid predators, play games safely online, protect your privacy, and use social networks. CyberSmarts offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues.
Topics: online safety, student
Diversity StudiesDiversity Studies *
Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.
Topics: diversity, reference, research, student, adult
driving-tests.org
Take practice tests that are good for the permit test, drivers license test and the senior citizens refresher test.
Topics: driving, student, adults
EBSCO eBookseBooks on EBSCOhost *
Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online.
Topics: eBooks, all ages, reference, entertainment
ElementaryElementary School*
Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Elementary includes full-text proprietary content from Blackbirch Press®, U-X-L, KidHaven Press™, and more! Content is continuously updated and provides interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events.
Topics: reference, research, student, elementary school
Environmental StudiesEnvironmental Studies *
Answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage of more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content from Delmar, including Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; and more.
Topics: environment, reference, research, student, high school, adults
Fine ArtsFine Arts *
Over 10.4 million articles for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.
Topics: art, reference, research, student, high school, adults
Freegal
A free music and streaming movie service. All you need is your library card number. Freegal offers access to about 9 million songs, to download and keep or stream, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries, also thousands of feature films and television episodes from major content providers. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Topics: music, entertainment, all ages
Gale eBooksGale E-Books *
Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!
Topics: eBooks, reference, research, student, all ages
Gale Topics CollectionsGale Topic Collections *
Don't see the topic you're looking for? Explore more topic collections from Agriculture to World History with 29 e-resources covering business information, communications, diversity, environment, fine arts, hospitality, military, nursing, pop culture, psychology, religion and more!
Topics: reference, research, student, all ages
General One FileGeneral OneFile *
Explore this general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.
Topics: reference, research, student, high school, adults
Green FileGreenFILE *
This comprehensive e-resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
Topics: environment, reference, research, student, high school, adults
Health and WellnessHealth & Wellness Resource Center *
Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more.
Topics: health, reference, research, student, high school, adults
HeritageQuest
A digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country.
Topics: genealogy, research
High School *
Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
Topics: reference, research, student, high school
Informe AcademicoInforme Academico *
Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina.
Informe Académico supports Spanish-speaking researchers with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Use the Topic Finder—a visual search tool—to discover new facets of a topic, or use the Readspeaker text-to-speech tool that allows text to be read aloud.
Topics: Spanish, Portuguese, reference, research, student, high school, adults
LISTALISTA *
This e-resource indexes more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960's.
Topics: reference, research, library science
LitFinderLitFinder *
Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder's collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.
Topics: books, reference, research, student, high school, adults
Logo for Mango LanguagesMango
Learn conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. It's the easiest way to learn a foreign language! You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate. To create your Mango account, call the library at 717-560-6441, or email info@mtpl.info
Topics, language learning, student, all ages
Middle SchoolMiddle School *
Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Middle School offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers.
Topics: reference, research, student, middle school
Gale NewsNews *
Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world, or search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
Topics: news, newspapers, reference
NewsBank America's News logoNewsBank America's News
Access Local newspapers including the Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster New Era, LNP, Sunday News. News of local interest happens everywhere, from small towns to big cities across the United States. America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country.
Topics: news, newspapers, reference, Lancaster, adults
NewsBank World News
NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Using these online resources, researchers in libraries around the world can easily explore tens of millions of current and archived news articles and obituaries in order to pinpoint information from primary sources at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Topics: news, newspapers, reference, world, adults
Nursing and Allied HealthNursing and Allied Health *
Provides access to authoritative content including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management. This essential resource is versatile and features highlighting and note-taking tools as well as an intuitive interface, providing multiple pathways to key information.
Topics: nursing, health, reference, research, student, adults
overdrive logoOverdrive
Browse, borrow, and enjoy eBook and eAudiobook titles from the Library System of Lancaster County digital collection. Online users can use OverDrive and mobile users can check out the Libby app. MTPL patrons have access to additional exclusive titles.
Topics: eBooks, audio, entertainment, all ages
POWER KidsPOWER Kids Resources *
Includes access to BookFlix, CyberSmarts, Kids InfoBits, and TrueFlix.
Topics: books, reference, research, student, elementary school, middle school
POWER TeensPOWER Teens *
Provides online resources including full-text research e-resources, collections of photographs and documents, the statewide catalog of materials held in libraries throughout Pennsylvania, and Chat with a Librarian.
Topics: books, reference, research, student, middle school, high school
Power SearchPower Search *
Search many of the Gale e-resources available in POWER Library in one place! Find articles and information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand.
Topics: reference, research, student, high school, adults
Science Reference CenterScience Reference Center *
Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.
Topics: reference, research, student, all ages
Simply Analytics
A product of Geographic Research Inc., Simply Analytics is a web-based mapping application that enables non-technical users to create professional quality thematic maps, tables and reports. It contains data to help answer key research questions, make sound business decisions, and understand the socio-demographic and economic conditions of any geographic area in the United States.
Topics: demographics, reference, research, student, all ages
TrueFLIXTrueFlix *
Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.
Topics: reference, research, student, elementary school, middle school
tumblebooks logoTumbleBooks
The TumbleBook Library is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers. Read along and listen, or read on your own. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing story books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (e-book) story book. TumbleBooks will help teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love!
Topics: reference, research, student, elementary school, middle school
Universal Class Brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.
Topics: reference, research, student, adult, all ages
Resource & LinkDescription
AtoZdatabases
AtoZdatabases offers detailed profiles for over 30 million businesses and executives, 2 million new businesses, 15 million executive email addresses, 220 million consumers, and 2.3 million jobs as well as healthcare professionals, new movers, new homeowners, background & criminal searching, and genealogy.
Topics: job search, reference, mailing lists, adults
BrainFuse JobNow logoBrainFuse JobNow
Most online career tools provide resume building software or tips and job-hunting strategies. While such services can be helpful, they do not give users one-to-one advice from an experienced career coach. JobNow connects users with online career coaches to assist them during all stages of their job search.
Topics: job search, resumes
Business Insights EssentialsBusiness Insights: Essentials *
Helps users easily compare and analyze companies and industries. Included is the complete collection of business reference and periodical titles from Business & Company Resource Center, featuring company histories, SWOT and market share reports, corporate chronologies, and business rankings, brands, and financials and investment reports. These content assets are wrapped with related periodicals and newspapers within our company and industry profile pages. Perfect for business professionals, students and entrepreneurs as well as general researchers.
Topics: business, reference
Pennsylvania CareerLink
Job search help, with services like resume help, interviewing skill training, career counseling, skills assessments, GED and ESL, typing, and more.
Topics: job search, resumes, adults
PA Job ResourcesPennsylvania Job Resources *
Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers. Resources for veterans are available too that will help veterans transition into the work force by translating their existing military skills into civilian terms.
Topics: job search, resumes, adults
Universal Class Brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.
Topics: reference, research, student, adult, all ages

Items Holds and Take Home Bags can be picked up through our Curbside Holds Pick-up.

Curbside Pick-up is available whenever the library is open.

No appointments are required for Curbside Pick-up. Once your items are Ready For Pickup, visit any time the library is open. When you arrive, please call 717-560-6441 and have your library card number ready. Staff will check out your items and bring them to a cart in front of the library.

For more information, visit our Curbside Pick-up page.

Minors must apply in person for new passports or renewals.

Children 15 and under must attend the appointment with BOTH parents present. A parent who cannot attend should provide a notarized Consent Form DS-3053. See the Department of State website for more information about applicants who are 15 and under.

Applicants aged 16 and 17 are considered adults for passport purposes (i.e., passport lasts ten years, adult fees apply). However, the teen must show parental awareness of passport application. MTPL recommends teens bring one parent or guardian to co-sign. Teens must provide their own valid ID or bring a parent with valid ID to identify them. See the DOS website for more information about applicants who are 16 and 17.

You will need to bring the following items:

  1. Completed DS-11 Passport Application (see the DOS website for a printable copy of the form) All forms and copies must be single-sided.
  2. Proof of Citizenship – Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, OR expired (but not damaged) passport
  3. Child’s Birth Certificate or other proof of parental relationship.
  4. Photo ID for each parent – (see the DOS website for other acceptable forms of identification)
  5. Photocopies of the Proof of Citizenship, Proof of Parental Relationship (if different from citizenship), and Photo ID
  6. Passport Photo – Photos can be taken during your appointment for an additional charge or brought from another photo site (see the DOS website for the detailed photo requirements)
  7. Payment – For U.S. Department of State fees one check or money order for each application (made out to U.S. Department of State), and for Acceptance Facility fees a separate payment in cash, check or money order (made out to MTPL). See more information in the Fees chart below.

Failure to bring ALL items will result in rescheduling/cancellation of appointment.

For more information the parts of an application, see Parts of an Application.

Adult New Passport Applicants

You will need to bring the following items:

  1. Completed DS-11 Passport Application (see the DOS website for a printable copy of the form) All forms and copies must be single-sided.
  2. Proof of Citizenship – Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, OR expired (but not damaged) passport
  3. Photo ID – Valid Driver’s License or previous passport (see the DOS website for other acceptable forms of identification)
  4. Photocopies of the Proof of Citizenship and Photo ID
  5. Passport Photo – Photos can be taken during your appointment for an additional charge or brought from another photo site (see the DOS website for the detailed photo requirements)
  6. Payment – For U.S. Department of State fees one check or money order for each application (made out to U.S. Department of State), and for Acceptance Facility fees a separate payment in cash, check or money order (made out to MTPL). See more information in the Fees chart below.

Failure to bring ALL items will result in rescheduling/cancellation of appointment.

For more information the parts of an application, see Parts of an Application.

Most adult passports that have not been expired for more than 5 years are eligible for a renewal by mail. These renewal applications are submitted by the applicant and are not processed by an acceptance facility. Renewal forms (DS-82) are available at our facility or on the Department of State website as printable and PDF copies of the form. All forms and copies must be single-sided. Passport photos may be taken on site. See the DOS website for more information about renewals.

Passport Application: Please complete the application form before your appointment. Copies of the application forms are available at the library, or online on the Department of State website as printable and PDF copies of the form. All forms and copies must be single-sided. NOTE: Forms may not contain corrections, including white-out, crossing out the incorrect information, etc. If you must make a correction, a new form should be completed.

Birth Certificate: Original or certified state issued document with at least one parent’s name on the document. It should say “birth certificate” or “certification of birth”.   The original document will be sent with the passport application and returned directly to you.

Go to www.vitalchek.com if you do not have an original or certified state issued, birth certificate, or if parents are not listed on the certificate.
Hospital certificate
Hospital certificates NOT acceptable as proof of citizenship

 

Naturalization Certificate: Original or a certified document with a raised seal. This will be sent with the passport application and returned directly to you.

Valid Photo Identification with Signature: Driver’s License or State ID. If an out-of-PA license is presented, additional photo ID must be shown.

Passport Photos: 1 photo with strict specifications must be submitted. These photos can be taken at another provider and brought with you at the application time, or a set can be taken at the library for $12 per person.

Social Security Number: Applicants are advised to include their social security number to avoid processing delays.

Service Times are currently delayed

Expedite services have been suspended by the Department of State. To check your passport application status, visit the DOS website travel.state.gov.

To schedule an appointment call (717) 560-6441 or visit:  https://mtpl.info/passport-calendar/ 

Passport Book fees have been updated as of Monday, December 27th.

Passport Fees

U.S. Department of State Fees

MTPL Acceptance Facility Fees

  Check or money order ONLY Check, money order or cash
Payable to: Department of State MTPL

Adult  (age 16 and over)

Passport Book $130 $  35
Passport Card $  30 $  35
Both Book and Card $160 $  35

Juvenile  (age 15 and under)

Both parents must be present

Passport Book $ 100 $  35
Passport Card $  15 $  35
Both Book and Card $ 115 $  35

Expedite Fees

$ 60

Passport Photos

$  12

Copies

$0.25/page

1-2 Day Delivery Service Fee

(If requested)

$26.95

payable to MTPL

for shipping from MTPL to DOS

1-2 Day Delivery Return Service Fee

(If requested)

$18.32

payable to DOS

for shipping from DOS to home

 

 

$35 Execution Fee is the same at all Passport Acceptance Facilities

Manheim Township returned check fee is $30.

ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Passport Services are available by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, use our online Passport Calendar or call 717-560-6441.

For more information about passport services and requirements, see our Passports page.

All ages can choose a book prize to go along with their prize pack!

Furry bunny book cover
Furry Bunny by Annie Auerbach (Board Book)
This cute, simple story follows Furry Bunny as they hop around in the springtime sun, meeting friends and playing in the garden.
 
Book cover for How Monkey Says “My Name Is!”
How Monkey Says “My Name Is!” by Abigail Samoun. (Board Book)
Monkey’s taking a trip around the world, and everywhere she goes she introduces herself in the native language of the country she’s visiting. Kids can join her and learn to say “my name is” in seven different languages.
 
Book cover for I’m Not Reading
I’m Not Reading by Jonathan Allen. (Board Book)
Baby Owl reluctantly reads a story to Baby Chick, whose numerous brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends join in and test Baby Owl’s patience.
 

Laugh-Out-Loud Back-to-School Jokes: Lift-the-Flap by Rob Elliott. (Lift Flap Book)
Lift more than a dozen flaps to reveal school-themed jokes and puns that will keep class clowns cackling all year long!
 
People Don't Bite People book cover
People Don’t Bite People by Lisa Wheeler (Picture Book)
Lisa Wheeler and Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator Molly Idle remind overeager little biters that biting is for food in this hysterical read-aloud picture book. Learning good behavior has never been so fun!
 
Superhero Hotel book cover
Superhero Hotel by Abie Longstaff (Picture Book)
Welcome to the Superhero Hotel – a top secret hideaway where superheroes come to relax. But when the superheroes accidentally put the hotel in danger, they must work together to save it before it is too late!
 

Strega Nona’s harvest by Tomie dePaola. (Picture Book)
After helping Strega Nona plant her vegetable garden just so, Big Anthony takes some extra seeds and sows another garden willy nilly, then must find a way to deal with the consequences.
 
Book Cover for My Classic Fairy Tale Collection
My Classic Fairy Tale Collection (Picture Book)
This storybook collection contains four well-loved fairy tales, perfect to read together. Fun illustrations and witty, rhyming text bring a new twist to each classic tale. Includes Puss in Boots, Hansel and Gretel, The Ugly Duckling, and Rapunzel.
 
Book Cover for Oopsie-Do!
Oopsie-Do! by Tim Kubart. (Picture Book)
A lively picture book that reassures children that it’s okay to make mistakes. When a girl drops her snack or scrapes her knee, does she get upset? No! She says, “Oopsie-do!”
 
Book Cover for Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies
Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies by Christian Trimmer (Picture Book)
In this twist on the story of Snow White, pretty and sweet Snow Pony follows a trail of delicious apples into the woods, where she meets seven miniature ponies.
 
Angelina Ballerina & the Tea Party book cover
Angelina Ballerina & the Tea Party by Katharine Holabird (Early Reader)
Angelina is hosting a tea party for all her friends from the ballet academy! There are cookies, cakes, and beautiful decorations. Will it be the best tea party ever?
 
Big Shark, Little Shark, Baby Shark
Big Shark, Little Shark, Baby Shark by Anna Membrino (Early Reader)
Just when you thought it was safe…Big Shark and Little Shark return in this funny new Step 1 Reader, pursued by…Baby Shark!
 
Stories from Sesame Street book cover
Stories from Sesame Street by Random House (Early Reader)
This bind-up includes 6 early readers in one volume with poster and 30 stickers! Join the gang from Sesame Street in the following books: B is for Books!; I Can Do It!; Monsters Munch Lunch!; Elmo Says Achoo!; The Biggest Cookie in the World; Baker, Baker, Cookie Maker.
 

Mr. Monkey bakes a cake by Jeff Mack. (Early Reader)
Mr. Monkey bakes a cake and enters it in a contest, but nothing goes as planned.
 

School of fish by Jane Yolen. (Early Reader)
A young fish confidently begins his first day of school, but soon faces fear, anger, and other emotions by counting to ten, thinking of calm seas, and making a new friend.
 
Book Cover for Pizza Pig
Pizza Pig by Diana Murray. (Early Reader)
Pig enjoys making just the right pizza to delight each of his customers, so when Turtle will not eat he must figure out why.
 

Bunny will not smile! by Jason Tharp (Graphic Novel)
A bear named Big has a problem. His friend Bunny will not smile, no matter what Big tries…so Big needs readers’ help!
 
Life of Ty: Penguin Problems book cover
Life of Ty: Penguin Problems by Lauren Myracle (Chapter Book)
Meet Ty, a little guy with a big heart!
Winnie Perry’s sweet baby brother, Ty is full of awesome ideas and wacky plans that only a seven-year-old boy could hatch.
 
Missing Puppy and other tales book cover
Missing Puppy & Other Tales by Holly Webb (Chapter Book)
Three heartwarming puppy stories to treasure in one book, from best-selling author Holly Webb. Includes The Missing Puppy, The Homeless Puppy, and The Runaway Puppy.
 

The Critter Club 3-Books-in-1! by Callie Barkley. (Chapter Book)
In this bind-up of the first three Critter Club stories, read about four best friends who band together to form a rescue shelter to save lost and lonely animals in their town. Amy, Ellie, Liz, and Marion each have their own different personalities and interests, but they all have one thing in common: a serious love of animals. Together they help a lost puppy, abandoned bunnies, and a wandering turtle. Join The Critter Club and fall in love with this fun flock of friends!
 

Shark school : 3-books-in-1! by Davy Ocean. (Chapter Book)
Dive in to the exciting undersea world of Harry Hammer, a hammerhead shark, and his fishy friends, who are never more than a bite away from (mis)adventure in this fin-tastic chapter book series!
 
Book cover for Clover’s Luck
Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Clover’s Luck by Kallie George. (Chapter Book)
Clover, who wants to change her bad luck, accepts a volunteer position at a pet adoption agency unlike any other and soon finds herself in a world of fairy horses, dragons with temperamental snouts, wizards, and princesses.
 
Book Cover for Wiskerella
Hamster Princess: Whiskerella by Ursula Vernon. (Chapter Book)
When a fairy godmouse forces Whiskerella to wear glass slippers and attend balls night after night in search of a happily ever after, it’s up to Princess Harriet Hamsterbone to break the spell and save the day.
 
Book Cover for The Weather Disaster
Mad Scientist Academy: The Weather Disaster by Matthew McElligott (Graphic Novel)
Dr. Cosmic can’t wait to introduce the students to his latest invention, the CHAOS machine; designed to keep the school at the right temperature for learning. But when the machine starts to malfunction, causing a snowstorm in the pool, a flood in the greenhouse, and a dangerous thunderstorm in the science lab, the students must stop CHAOS before it destroys the entire school!
 
Book cover for Baeoh and the Bully
Team Taekwando: Baeoh and the Bully by Taekwon Lee & Jeffrey Nodelman. (Graphic Novel)
Team Taekwondo class clown Baeoh is excited for the dojo’s Buddy Day! Normally, bringing a buddy to class would be all fun and laughs. But with a new bully in his life who won’t leave him alone, Baeoh doesn’t feel much like a buddy. Worse yet, he may be turning into a bully himself. Can Baeoh figure out how to turn this tough situation into a win?
 
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, & Defense Society book cover
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, & Defense Society by Michael Buckley (Junior Fiction)
Can this team of misfits save the world from their secret headquarters in the basement of their school? Can you read NERDS without laughing? Go ahead and try!
 

Out of left field by Ellen Klages. (Junior Fiction)
In 1957, inspired by what she is learning about civil rights and armed with knowledge of female ball players, ten-year-old Katy Gordon fights to be allowed to play Little League baseball.
 

A kind of paradise by Amy Rebecca Tan. (Junior Fiction)
Thirteen-year-old Jamie must spend her summer volunteering at Foxfield Public Library, but quickly grows to love the people there and enthusiastically joins the fight to save the library.
 

The Tornado by Jake Burt. (Junior Fiction)
For Bell Kirby, school is about sketching and avoiding a bully who happens to be the principal’s son, until new student Daelynn arrives and turns everything upside-down.
 
Alex Rider: Secret Weapon
Alex Rider: Secret Weapon by Athony Horowitz (Teen Fiction)
Follow Alex as he infiltrates a terrorist hideout in Afghanistan, fights to prevent an assassination attempt at a ski resort over Christmas, and much more!
 
Clownfish Aren't So Funny book cover
Clownfish Aren’t So Funny: Fascinating Facts about Some of the Ocean’s Most Misunderstood Creatures by Matt Weiss (Kids Nonfiction)
Dive in and enjoy these surprising stories about the ocean’s smallest creatures!
 
I Am Not an Egg Carton
I Am Not an Egg Carton: 10 Amazing Things to Make with Egg Cartons by Carlton Publishing Group (Kids Nonfiction)
Take your craft projects to a whole new level with this ingenious series that turns recycling into an art form!
 
Bloody Times book cover
Bloody Times by James L. Swanson (Teen Nonfiction)
The saga that began with the New York Times best-selling Manhunt continues! James Swanson revisits “the story of the century,” following the final journeys of two Civil War leaders against the bloody landscape of a wounded nation.
 

Compton Cowboys & the Fight to Save Their Horse Ranch by Walter Thompson-Hernandez (Teen Nonfiction)
In this young readers’ edition, a rising New York Times reporter tells the compelling story of the Compton Cowboys, a group of African-American men and women who defy stereotypes and continue the proud, centuries-old tradition of black cowboys in the heart of one of America’s most notorious cities.
 
Book Cover for Far From the Tree
Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon. (Teen Nonfiction)
Explores the impact of extreme differences between parents and children. The old adage says that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, meaning that children usually resemble their parents. But what happens when the apples fall somewhere else; sometimes a couple of orchards away, sometimes on the other side of the world?
 
Book Cover for Roses and Radicals
Roses & Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote by Susan Zimet. (Teen Nonfiction)
A history of the women’s movement and the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920.

Book Prize

Free coupon for McDonald’s Restaurant

Free Toddler Pass for Bounce Kraze

Free Child Pass for Tiny Town

Free Kid’s Lawn Pass for Lancaster Barnstormers

50% Child Pass to Strasburg Rail Road

Coupon for a Free Youth T-shirt for ages 17 and under with the purchase of a General Admission Ticket to Lancaster MusicFest (Quantities Limited)

Two Book Prizes

Free coupon for McDonald’s Restaurant

BOGO Bounce Pass for Bounce Kraze

Free Child Pass for Tiny Town

Free Kid’s Meal with purchase for Isaac’s Restaurants

Free Kid’s Lawn Pass for Lancaster Barnstormers

Free Bowling Game for Cain’s Lanes, Clearview Lanes or Leisure Bowling and Golf Center

Free Admission for Barnyard Kingdom at Country Barn

Free Admission for Water’s Edge Mini Golf and Ice Cream

Coupon for a Free Youth T-shirt for ages 17 and under with the purchase of a General Admission Ticket to Lancaster MusicFest (Quantities Limited)

Special Prize for readers who complete 5 extra hours of reading: Free Admission to Dutch Wonderland! (Quantities Limited)

Book Prize

Free coupon for McDonald’s Restaurant

Free Kid’s Lawn Pass for Lancaster Barnstormers

Free Kid’s Meal with purchase from Isaac’s Restaurant

Free Bowling Game for Cain’s Lanes, Clearview Lanes or Leisure Bowling and Golf Center

Free Admission Ticket for Barnyard Kingdom at Country Barn

Free Admission for Water’s Edge Mini Golf and Ice Cream

Free Comic Coupon from The Comic Store, Sequential Arts Too or Comics and Paperbacks Plus

Coupon for a Free Youth T-shirt for ages 17 and under with the purchase of a General Admission Ticket to Lancaster MusicFest (Quantities Limited)

*Chance to win 2 FREE Laser Tag Session Passes to Laserdome (random drawing).

Book Prize

Free coupon for McDonald’s Restaurant

Free Kid’s Lawn Pass for Lancaster Barnstormers

BOGO Coupon for Isaac’s Restaurant

Free Bowling Game for Cain’s Lanes, Clearview Lanes or Leisure Bowling and Golf Center

Free Admission for Water’s Edge Mini Golf and Ice Cream

Free Comic Coupon from The Comic Store, Sequential Arts Too or Comics and Paperbacks Plus

Free Cupcake Coupon from Cupcake Bakery- Sugar Whipped Bakery, Scratch Bakes, Sweet Shenanigan’s Cupcakery or Lancaster Cupcake.

Free Coupon for Rita’s Ices

Coupon for a Free Youth T-shirt for ages 17 and under with the purchase of a General Admission Ticket to Lancaster MusicFest (Quantities Limited)

*Chances to win 2 FREE Laser Tag Session Passes to Laserdome! OR a 2 pack of Tickets to Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center! (random drawings)

Lancaster County residents who are 14 and older can apply for a card online by completing the Online Self Registration. Online Self Registration gives patrons a temporary card number and access to online resources. To upgrade a temporary card to a full access library card, patrons must appear in person with Photo ID and proof of address and complete a full registration form. Patrons may use our Curbside Pick-up service to update their cards. Please call 717-560-6441 with any questions.

A library card for the Library System of Lancaster County will be issued without charge to any resident of Lancaster County who is five years old or more. A child under the age of 14 years must have the library card application form signed by a parent or legal guardian who agrees to assume responsibility for monitoring the materials borrowed by the child, as well as the child’s fines and the cost of any lost or damaged materials. (See Confidentiality)

Applicants will need to have a photo ID and proof of address from one of the following sources:

A valid driver’s license
A current identification card
A bill from a utility company or retailer addressed to the person and dated in the last three months
A tax bill for a Lancaster County property
Working papers issued to a teenager
A copy of a current lease or deed for a Lancaster County property
Checks with a pre-printed Lancaster County address
Valid Lancaster County college / university ID
Non-residents of Lancaster County should see the librarian to obtain a card.

Minor applicants may have their parent or legal guardian provide the proof of address.

Library cards are set to expire every three years. Visit in person with your Photo ID to update your account. For those who cannot appear in person, please call or email info@mtpl.info and your library card can be renewed for 6 months.

If your items need to be renewed, you can call us at 717-560-6441 or login to “My Account” on the Online Catalog. Please have your library card number ready.

Each library card account can now have 200 items checked out at a time. This is an update from our usual 100. Beware, fines can accumulate quickly when you have this many checkouts! Patrons may place 5 holds at a time.

Due dates depend on the item type, with books and audio materials circulating for 2 weeks, and DVDs circulating for 1 week.

At checkout, you may opt for a printed slip with your due dates, an email with the information, or no slip. To look up your items due dates or renew items, can call us at 717-560-6441 and have your library card number ready. Or login to your account on the Online Catalog.

Yes! Place holds on books and materials (books, CD’s, DVD’s, etc.) through our Online Catalog. Or call us at 717-560-6441 and we can place holds for you.

Once your request has been filled, that status will be “Ready for Pickup” and you will be notified by email or phone. When you arrive, you may come inside or use our Curbside Pick-up service. To use Curbside Pick-up, please call us and have library card number ready. Staff will check out your items and bring them to the cart in front of the library. For more information, visit our Curbside Holds page.

Patrons may come inside or use our Curbside Pick-up feature to pick-up holds

Once your request has been filled, you will get either an email notification or a call. If you are using curbside pick-up, please call us once you have arrived in the parking lot, and have your library card number ready. Staff will bring out your holds to a cart in front of the library.

For more information, visit our Curbside Holds page.

  1. Open the Online Catalog.
  2. Click the “MY ACCOUNT” link in the header.
  3. In the first box, enter your last name.
  4. In the second box, enter your library card barcode number. This is the 14-digit number that appears on the back of your library card. Please enter the entire number, with no spaces.
  5. In the third box, enter your PIN. (If you do not have a PIN, leave the field blank. You will be prompted to create one after you click SUBMIT.) See“How do I create my PIN?”for more information. If you forgot your pin, see “What if I forgot my PIN? Below to reset it.
  6. Click the SUBMIT button. You are now logged in to “My Account”.

You will be prompted to create a PIN when you use My Account on the Online Catalog for the first time or when your PIN has been reset.

  1. Go to the Online Catalog and open the “My Account” Login page.
  2. On the “My Account” Login page, type in your last name and barcode only (leave the PIN field blank).
  3. Click the SUBMIT button.
  4. You will be prompted to create and confirm your new PIN.
  5. Enter the same PIN in each of the two spaces provided.
  6. Click on the SUBMIT button.
  7. You are now logged in to “My Account”.

PIN Requirements:

  • You may use a combination of numbers and letters.
  • Do not use capital letters.
  • Do not use special characters, such as punctuation or other symbols.
  • You may not repeat a character 3 or more times (aaa, aaaa …).
  • You may not repeat a set of 2, 3, or 4 characters 2 or more times (abab, abcabc, abcdabcd…).
  1. Go to the Online Catalog and open the “My Account” Login page.
  2. Click the Forgot Your PIN? Link.
  3. In the PIN Reset Request Form, enter your Last Name and library card barcode number.
  4. Click SUBMIT. Note: This form will not work if there is no e-mail address in your patron record.
  5. The following message will appear, “A message has been sent to the e-mail address we have on record for you. Please follow the instructions in that message to reset your PIN…” Click START OVER.
  6. The e-mail you receive should have the subject: Request to reset your library PIN from: library-noreply@lancasterlibraries.org.
    Click on the provided link to go to the PIN Reset Form. (This link is valid for 3 hours)
  7. In the PIN Reset Form, enter your Last Name, Barcode and your new PIN. Re-confirm your new PIN by entering it again. Click SUBMIT.
  8. You receive the message “Your PIN has been changed.” Click START OVER.

Donations will be accepted on Tuesdays from 9 AM – 11 AM.

The library accepts donations of new and very good condition used books for our book sales and collection. The library cannot guarantee that any material donated to the library will be added to the collection, and items that cannot be added to the collection may be sold. The sale and proceeds of donated books raise funds for library operations.

All materials must be in salable condition and be free of mold, mildew, or water damage.

The library accepts donations of:

  • used books
  • textbooks
  • DVDs
  • music CDs
  • audiobook CDs
  • puzzles

The library does not accept:

  • VHS tapes
  • cassette tapes
  • encyclopedias
  • condensed books (such as Reader’s Digest books)
  • magazines

Vaccine Locations

Vaccines.gov

Pennsylvania Resources:

PA Department of Health

PA Department of Health hotline  1-877-724-3258.

National and International Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Mask Guidelines

World Health Organization

Johns Hopkins interactive map

LitCovid, Current scientific literature about COVID-19 curated by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.

Tax forms
Census
Voter Registration

Online Databases
eBooks
Youth Services
Adult Services
Passports
Computers and Printing

ResourceDescription
overdrive logoOverdrive
Browse, borrow, and enjoy eBook and eAudiobook titles from the Library System of Lancaster County digital collection. Online users can use OverDrive and mobile users can check out the Libby app. MTPL patrons have access to additional exclusive titles.
Hoopla
MTPL patrons can instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks and eComics 24/7 with your library card. Try the new BingePass feature to access a week of magazines or Great Courses!
NewsBank America's News logoNewsBank America's News
Access Local newspapers including the Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster New Era, LNP, Sunday News. News of local interest happens everywhere, from small towns to big cities across the United States. America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country.
tumblebooks logoTumbleBooks
The TumbleBook Library is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers. Read along and listen, or read on your own. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing story books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (e-book) story book. TumbleBooks will help teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love! Flash Plug-In required.
For: elementary and middle school level students
BookFLIX
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to help build a love of reading and learning. Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, earth, family, community, and more. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!
Topics: animals and nature, earth and sky, people and places, alphabet and numbers, family and community, and music and rhyme.
For: elementary level children
TrueFlix
Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.

For: late elementary and middle school level students

Pennsylvania State Law States that:

Records related to the circulation of library materials which contain the names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of the state Library or any local library which is established or maintained under any law of the Commonwealth or the library of a university, college or educational institution chartered by the Commonwealth or the library of any public school or branch reading room, deposit station or agency operated in connection therewith, shall be confidential and shall not be made available to anyone except by a court order in a criminal proceeding.” (PA State Law 24 P.S. Section 4428.)

The Library System of Lancaster County and member libraries will resist the issuance or enforcement of any such process, order, or subpoena until such time as a proper showing of good cause has been made in a court of competent jurisdiction. Upon receipt of such process, order, or subpoena, library officers will consult with their legal counsel to determine if such process, order, or subpoena is in proper form and if there is a showing of good cause for its issuance. If the process, order, or subpoena is not in the proper form or if good cause has not been shown, they will insist that such defects be cured.

  • This confidentiality policy applies equally to adults and minors. When an adult requests the records of a child, the library will respond only if the child consents to the request.
  • Telephone requests for information about materials checked out to patron accounts (adult or child) can be responded to if the caller has the barcode number on the library card.

Copyright U.S. Copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) prohibits unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials except when permitted by “fair use” principles. Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials (including text, images, programs, e-mail or data) without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Responsibility for the consequences of copyright infringement lies solely with the user, as the LSLC Member Libraries expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility resulting from such use.

A library card for the Library System of Lancaster County will be issued without charge to any resident of Lancaster County who is five years old or more.

A child under the age of 14 years must have the library card application form signed by a parent or legal guardian who agrees to assume responsibility for monitoring the materials borrowed by the child, as well as the child’s fines and the cost of any lost or damaged materials. (See Confidentiality)

Applicants will need to produce proof of address from one of the following sources:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • A current identification card
  • A bill from a utility company of retailer addressed to the person and dated in the last three months
  • A tax bill for a Lancaster County property
  • Working papers issued to a teenager
  • A copy of a current lease or deed for a Lancaster County property
  • Checks with a pre-printed Lancaster County address
  • Valid Lancaster County college / university ID

Non-residents of Lancaster County should see the librarian to obtain a card.

An institutional library card is issued to a Lancaster County organization that assumes responsibility for all borrowed materials. The application must be accompanied by a letter on the letterhead of the organization applying for the card, accepting responsibility for all borrowed materials and signed by the director of the organization. Overdue fines will be incurred for any materials not returned by the due date. Special loan periods can be arranged upon request.

The Internet is a global electronic network which enables the library to provide information to patrons beyond the library’s collection. It includes useful ideas, information, and opinions from around the world. However, the Internet is an unregulated medium. It provides access to information that may be inaccurate, illegal or that some may find offensive or disturbing. The LSLC Member Libraries cannot control a user’s access to all Internet resources.

Responsibilities of Library Staff and Users Library staff will not be responsible for personally monitoring a user’s Internet use, except for length of use in order to ensure equal opportunity of access for everyone. The user, or the parent/guardian of a minor, is responsible for his or her Internet session at all times.

The Library reserves the right to terminate an Internet session that disrupts library services or that involves user behavior that violates the Library’s policies. As with all Library resources, the Library affirms the right and responsibility of parents/guardians, NOT Library staff, to determine and monitor their minor children’s use of the Internet. (Minors are defined in this policy as children and young people under the age of 18 years.)

Parents are responsible for their minor children’s use of the Library’s resources and facilities. Parents who believe that their children cannot responsibly use the Library’s Internet access are requested to monitor their children’s Internet use. PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN WITH THEIR CHILDREN AND SUPERVISE INTERNET SESSIONS AT THE LIBRARY.

 

Disclaimers

While the LSLC Member Libraries endeavor to provide access to information of the highest quality, the LSLC Member Libraries specifically disclaim any warrant as to the information’s accuracy, timeliness, authoritativeness, usefulness or fitness for a particular purpose. The LSLC Member Libraries will have no liability for direct, indirect or consequential damages related to the use of information accessed through the LSLC Member Libraries’ Internet service. Software and information from any source, including the Internet, may contain computer viruses. The LSLC Member Libraries are not responsible for damage to users’ disks or computers or for any loss of data, damage or liability that may occur from use of a Library’s computers.

 

Definition of Terms

The term “LSLC Member Libraries” refers to the fourteen Member Libraries of the Library System of Lancaster County, their branches, staff, and all public governing bodies associated in any way with their operations.

The terms “Library” or “Member Library” refers to any one of the fourteen independent Libraries that comprise the Library System.

The term “User” or “Patron” is defined as any person using or viewing in any way all computers, workstations or networks made available for use by the Library.

The term “Minor” refers to any individual under the age of 18 years.

The term “Staff” refers to Library employees Goal As part of the LSLC Member Libraries’ mission to meet the cultural, informational and educational needs of the communities, they serve, employing advances in technology in this Information Age, the LSLC Member Libraries offer public access to the resources of the Internet with equal access to that information for all individuals in the community.

  1. Patrons must have a valid library card from the Library System of Lancaster County or another Access PA Library, and must have no overdue materials or fines owed. Member Libraries may choose to grant permission to use library computers to a visitor to the area after the visitor agrees to abide by this policy.
  2. An “Internet Usage Agreement” must be signed. If under age 18, a “Parental Permission Form” must be signed by the patron’s parent or legal guardian in the presence of library staff.
  3. Computer users must be able to employ the computer on their own, and may be asked to demonstrate their ability to use the computer without damaging it.
  4. Patrons must leave a workstation immediately when asked by a staff member.
  5. Patrons may not download materials onto the computer’s hard drive or attempt to add, modify or remove any system element.
  6. Patrons may download only that information which is legal to copy.
  7. Patrons may not systematically employ Library computers for commercial activity.
  8. Patrons will refrain from using sounds or visuals which might be disruptive to others.
  9. The Member Libraries do not offer email accounts but patrons may use library computers to access email from outside providers such as AOL, MSN, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.
  10. Patrons may not alter or attach equipment to the library’s hardware, or alter, add or attempt to alter programs or device settings.
  11. Patrons are responsible for any damages they do to the machines or software.
  12. Misuse of computers or Internet access will result in the loss of computer privileges. A letter will be sent to parents or guardians of minors regarding any revocation of privileges, and a signed permission form will be included.
  13. The individual Member Libraries will develop such rules and procedures as are necessary to ensure the fair and reasonable use of Library computers, including, but not limited to, fees for printing or purchase of disks and the length of time a patron may use the computer.

Response to Violations

The patron’s access to the Library’s computer network and Internet is a privilege, not a right. A patron violates this policy by his or her own action. Failure to comply with this policy and its procedures will result in the forfeiture of the patron’s access to computers at any of the Member Libraries of the Library System of Lancaster County. The first offense will result in a loss of computer privileges for one month. The second offense will result in a loss of computer privileges for six months. After the third offense, the patron will lose all computer privileges indefinitely. Decisions regarding the appropriate response to violations will be made by the Director of the Member Library at which the offense occurred, or by his/her designate. Appeals should be made in writing and submitted to the Member Library Director’s attention.

  1. Uses that violate the law or encourage others to violate the law. Transmitting of offensive or harassing messages; offering for sale or use any substance the possession or use of which is prohibited by law; viewing, transmitting or downloading obscene materials or materials that encourage others to violate the law; downloading or transmitting confidential, trade secret information, or copyrighted materials. Even if materials on the networks are not marked with the copyright symbol, users should assume that all materials are protected unless there is explicit permission on the materials to use them.
  2. Uses that cause harm to others or damage to their property. Engaging in defamation (harming another’s reputation by lies); uploading a worm, virus, “trojan horse,” “time bomb” or other harmful form of programming or vandalism; participating in “hacking” activities or any form of unauthorized access to other computers, networks, or information systems.
  3. Uses that jeopardize the security of access of the computer network or other networks on the Internet. Disclosing or sharing the user’s password with others; impersonating another user; using one’s own software programs on the library’s computers; altering the Library’s computer settings; damaging or modifying computer equipment or software.
  4. Uses that are deemed “harmful to minors” or compromise the safety and security of minors when using e-mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications: Minors under age 17 may not give to others private information about themselves or others, including credit card numbers and social security numbers; arranging a face-to-face meeting with someone one has “met” on the computer network or Internet without a parent’s permission. The term “harmful to minors” is defined by the Communications Act of 1934 (47 USC Section 254 [h][7]), as meaning any picture, image, graphic image file, or other visual depiction that – taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or excretion; – depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals; – taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to minors.
  5. Uses that Violate Confidentiality of Information: Unauthorized disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal information regarding Library users, including minors is prohibited. Personally identifiable information about users may not be disclosed or used in any way, except to law enforcement authorities as provided in the law. Users should be aware, however, that due to the technical difficulties involved in providing absolute security, transactions and files may become public. The library prohibits displaying, downloading, or copying offensive or inappropriate messages, pictures, or explicit sexual material as defined in 18 PA.C.S.A. 5903

Manheim Township Public Library endeavors to inform, educate, inspire, and connect through its social media channels. Library staff uses social media to provide information and promote library programs, events, resources, and services. Social media serves as a platform to inspire positive conversation and expand the Library’s connection with the community.

Definition of Social Media

For the purpose of this policy, social media is defined as any website, application, or account created and maintained by Manheim Township Public Library and used to connect patrons and staff on library-related topics and matters.

Usage Rules

Manheim Township Public Library welcomes comments, posts, and messages from the community. Users should have no expectation of privacy when postings on Library sponsored social media sites. Postings deemed inappropriate will be removed. In addition, Manheim Township Public Library reserves the right to ban or block users who have posted in violation of this policy. These comments include, but are not limited to:

  1. Obscene content or hate speech
  2. Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
  3. Potentially libelous statements
  4. Plagiarized material, material that violates copyright laws, trademark rights, or other intellectual property rights
  5. Comments or hyperlinks not directly related to the library, its mission, or its activities
  6. Commercial promotion, advertisement, or spam
  7. Political activity
  8. Private or personal information, including name, age, phone number, address, etc.
  9. Photos or images which fall into any of the above categories

Manheim Township Public Library does not act in place of, or in the absence of, a parent/guardian and is not responsible for enforcing any restrictions which a parent/guardian may place on a minor’s use of social media.

Manheim Township Public Library is not responsible for or liable for any social media content posted by any participant who is not a member of the Library’s staff.

Users are expected to abide by the terms and conditions set by third party social media platforms and to abide by all Federal, State, and Local laws.

The content of the Library’s social media platforms is considered public record under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law and is subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

 

 

Manheim Township Public Library Foundation Board Approved 4/22/20

Fines/Fees

  • 30 cents per day for Adult and YA (Young Adult) materials with a maximum fine of $5.10 per item.
  • 20 cents per day for Children’s materials with a maximum fine of $3 per item.
  • $1 per day for all Videos and DVDs with a maximum of $5 per item.

Fine Enforcement

Library patrons and the parents of juvenile library patrons are expected to return library materials promptly, and to pay any overdue fines incurred. If an item is more than 14 days overdue, borrowing privileges are suspended until the materials are returned and the overdue fine is paid. Fines must be paid and overdue materials returned before suspended borrowing privileges are restored. However, a patron may incur a fine of $5.99 before borrowing privileges are suspended.

First Notice

The first overdue notice will be sent to the most recent address listed in the library records for the patron account when the item is 2 weeks overdue. The notice will include a list of overdue materials. Failure to return the items listed in this notice within seven (7) working days of the date of this notice will result in a suspension of a cardholder’s borrowing privileges in each library in Lancaster County until the account is cleared. Failure to return these items within 4 weeks after the original due date will result in a charge to the cardholder’s account for the replacement cost of the materials.

Second Notice

Bill for replacement at 4 weeks The second notice is sent when the item is 4 weeks overdue. This is a bill for the replacement of the books. If the billed items are found, you need only pay the overdue fines.

Lost item charges equal the price of the item. It is the responsibility of the library patron to contact the library to arrange for the payment of overdue fines. Any questions about an account may be directed to the cardholder’s local library.

Renewals can be done at:

  • any member library circulation desk
  • telephone
  • the Internet

Telephone renewal can be done by calling (717) 560-6441.

Internet Renewal is available from the Library System of Lancaster County Online Catalog.

Just click on the My Account tab on any page of the Catalog and input your name, barcode and PIN.

Note: Not all items can be renewed with the online renewal system. Some reasons an item may not be renewed are: another borrower has requested the item; that type of material is not eligible for renewal; you already renewed the item the maximum number of times; or, because of overdue fines on your record.

If you are unable to renew your items, please call the library at (717) 560-6441.

Lost or stolen library cards can be replaced for $1.00 at the Manheim Township Public Library. Patrons will need to show photo ID to be issued a new card.

1.) Any use of Manheim Township Public Library facilities is subject to the approval of the Executive Director.

2.)Manheim Township Public Library provides the use of these rooms for non-discriminating, non-partisan cultural, civic, social, or educational purposes and approved business meetings. Manheim Township Public Library does not endorse the objectives of any organization using these rooms. The Library reserves the right to discontinue the use of facility by a group or organization that is causing a disturbance, damage, interfering with Library operations, or for any other reason with the renter forfeiting any charges and fees paid.

3.) The renter applying for use of the facility assumes all responsibility for damager to Library property and for leaving the premises in original order. Any expenses for cleaning or repair to the facility will be the responsibility of the renter.

4.) Renter must be present throughout the event, from set-up to clean-up. Renters using the facility do so at their own risk and are responsible for their actions and the actions of their guests. Children may not be left unattended or unsupervised by adults at any time.

5.) Adequate receptacles have been provided for recycling and trash. Renters are expected to responsibly utilize these receptacles. Please see a staff member if additional receptacles are needed during the event.

6.) Walls may not be used for mounting or hanging decorations, pictures, displays, or posters, etc. Open flame candles and helium-filled balloons are not permitted. All decorations must be removed immediately after the event.

7.) Manheim Township is not responsible for any personal or professional articles or possessions that may be lost or stolen from the renter and/or the renter’s guests/participants during their use of the facilities.

8.) Smoking, alcoholic beverages, and illegal drugs are not permitted on Library premises.

9.) Charging admission, selling tickets or merchandise, or solicitation of money in any manner is prohibited without the express written permission of the Library prior to the event.

10.) No gambling is allowed.

11.) No indecent or illegal conduct is allowed.

12.) No pets or animals of any kind are allowed in the facility without the express written permission of the Library prior to the event, expect for service animals.

13.) No access to staff offices, storage areas, mechanical areas, or other unauthorized areas is allowed.

14.) If the Library must cancel the use of the facility, the renter will be notified as soon as possible. If there is inclement weather, the renter should contact the Library. If the Library elects to close, any charges or fees paid will be refunded or applied to a mutually agreed upon alternate date.

15.) The renter must comply with all copyright laws and have a license and/or legal release to show copyrighted films, photographs, or other materials.

16.) Events (including set-up and clean-up) must take place during normal Library operating hours unless the renter receives the express written permission of the Library prior to the event.

17.) Please use the correct name of the Library (Manheim Township Public Library) in all publicity. The renter must make it clear that the Library is not the sponsor of the event. The Library will not promote any renter’s program or event. All media publicity related to the use of the Library must be cleared with the Library Director.

18.) No renter, group, or organization may use Manheim Township Public Library as its address.

19.) Public wi-fi is available in all meeting rooms.

20.) Renters and their guests must refrain from the use of essential oils and other strong fragrances that may result in allergic reactions in other individuals.

21.) Room capacities may be adjusted during public health emergencies.

22.) If there is any question or dispute about the facility use, the decision of Manheim Township will be final.

23.) Any exceptions to the Library Facilities Rental Rules and Regulations require the express written permission of the Library prior to the event.

24.) Manheim Township Public Library adheres to the Library Bill of Rights (https://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill)

25.) Manheim Township expressly reserves the right to amend these rules and regulations.

26.) Indemnification of Township – The renter shall indemnify and hold harmless Manheim Township, its agents and employees, from and against all liability, claims, damages, losses and expenses, including attorney fees incurred with the connection therewith, arising out of or resulting from the renter’s use or occupancy of the property or performance of its obligations hereunder. To the extent that any claim is asserted against Manheim Township by a third person for any injury or claim arising during the term of this Facility Rental Agreement, renter shall defend Manheim Township at renter’s expense. This provision shall not cause any defenses which Manheim Township may have under the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act.

 

  1. Click on this link to create a username 
  2. Make a username and enter your email address
  3. You should receive an email containing your username and will it prompt you to create a password.
  • Go to the calendar
  • Click the Login button on the top right area
  • Input your username and password.
  1. Log into your account
  2. Go to the Calendar
  3. Click on the My Account 
  4. From here you should see a form allowing you to change your password.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Password length should be at least 8 characters, to make it stronger, use upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
  1. Login to your account
  2. Select an event you would like to register for.
    • You have the ability to filter via Event Category or Age Group
  3. Hover over an event to see a quick summary of what it is about.
  4. Click on the event you would like to register for.
    • Once you do this you will be able to see:
      • Date and time of the event
      • How many available spots are left
      • A full description of the event
  5. Click on the Register Now Button in order
  6. Fill in the registration form – the fields that have a red * are required
  7. If you would like to register multiple people under your account, click the Register Guest checkbox.
  8. Once you do this you should be able to fill in the information for the additional person you are registering.
  9. Once you had completed this press the Register button toward the bottom.

When you sign up for an event you will receive:

  • An email notification informing you that you have successfully registered for the event.  You will not get a confirming e-mail if a Library Staff member signed you up for the event.
  • Event Announcements (e.g. cancellations, rescheduling etc)

If an event is full, you will have the opportunity to sign up on the wait list.

Register as you normally would, then if someone unregisters for the event you will be notified via email and automatically signed up for the event.

The wait list is first come first serve.

  1. Go to Your Account from the Calendar
  2. You should see a list of all events that you had signed up for
  3. Click on the red X on the right hand side of the event you would like to unregister for
  4. You will be asked to Confirm Removal of the Event > Click Yes
  5. Once you had done this click outside of the confirmation box

If you have forgotten your password please follow these steps:

  1. Click Login toward the top right area of the calendar
  2. Once you get to the Sign In page, click Forgot your password.
  3. You will be prompted to type in your email address – once you do this, you will receive an email providing the steps to reset your password.