NOTE: This information was updated in September 2020 — please go here for the latest!

Belonging to the library opens the door to lifelong learning and exploration — with thousands of items at your fingertips (in the library and online), lots of great events, and free computer and internet access — to name just a few perks that make your library card the best value around.

Getting a library is FREE and easy!

If you live in Emmaus Borough, Macungie Borough or Upper Milford Township, the Emmaus Public Library is your ‘home’ library and we’ll be happy to issue you — and your family members ages 5 and up — a library card.

Just stop by the library with…

  • a valid photo ID (i.e., PA Driver’s License) that has your current address

OR — if you recently moved and the address on your license is not yet updated, bring —

  • a valid photo ID (i.e., driver’s license with your old address) AND
  • proof of residency, such as a utility bill, cable bill, lease agreement, etc., with your new address on it.

You can start your library card application online by visiting our catalog page and completing a short web form. Once submitted, a staff member will reach out via email to obtain any missing information and provide you with your new card number. We can also issue you a card if you live in an area serviced by any of the other libraries in the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC). They are: Catasauqua, Coplay, Dimmick, Lehighton, Lower Macungie, Palmerton, Parkland, Penn-Kidder, Slatington, Southern Lehigh and Whitehall. We all use one common ‘Share’ card now that’s good at all of these libraries and gives you one account to make keeping track of your library loans easier.

If your ‘home’ library is on that list, you can either stop there to sign up for a card, or come to the Emmaus library with your ID as specified above and we’ll issue you a ‘Share’ card.

If your home library is Allentown (or any other ‘AccessPA’ library in the state), you can still sign up for LCLC borrowing privileges as well, so long as you have a current card from your home library and your account there is in good standing. Just bring in the card from that library — along and your photo ID/proof of residency as stated above — and we’ll add a barcode to your card so you can use all of the LCLC libraries too, including Emmaus.

Have questions? Give us a call at 610-965-9284 or stop in today. You can also read more about our policies and circulation on our website.