In January 2019, after many years of coordination and cooperation, Emmaus Public Library joined with 11 other libraries to form the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC). With the addition of the Penn Kidder branch of the Dimmick Memorial Library in 2020, LCLC patrons can now access the collections of 12 libraries with one barcode, including the options to reserve and pick up or return materials, renew their library card or register for a new LCLC card at any participating library. LCLC libraries have coordinated borrowing policies, billing standards and card registration procedures to create a seamless experience at any of the libraries.

To upgrade to the new LCLC card, please bring your existing library card & photo ID in to any participating library. Beginning in 2020, you can start your new library card registration online by visiting any of the LCLC libraries’ websites. You will be prompted to fill out an online form and may be contacted by email or phone for additional information to complete your sign up. Once your card is set up, you can start borrowing electronic material immediately and physical items once you visit your local branch to pick up your card.

LCLC Policies can be found online or by asking at any of the participating libraries.

The LCLC Libraries are:

Catasauqua Public Library
Third & Bridge Streets
Catasauqua, PA 18032

Coplay Library
49 S. 5th Street
Coplay, PA 18037

Dimmick Memorial Library
54 Broadway
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Penn Kidder Branch of the Dimmick Memorial Library
2588 Route 903
Albrightsville, Pa 18210

Lehighton Area Memorial Library
124 North Street
Lehighton, PA 18235

Lower Macungie Library
3400 Brookside Road
Macungie, PA 18062

Palmerton Area Library
402 Delaware Ave
Palmerton, PA 18071

Parkland Community Library
4422 Walbert Avenue
Allentown, PA 18104

Slatington Library
650 Main Street, P.O. Box 147
Slatington, PA 18080

Southern Lehigh Public Library
3200 Preston Lane
Center Valley, PA 1804

Whitehall Township Public Library
3700 Mechanicsville Road
Whitehall, PA 18052