Your Chester County Library System (CCLS) card may be used to check out materials at Phoenixville Public Library and at any other System Library, as well as to use our public computers and access electronic resources and databases through the CCLS website.
To receive a library card, you need only fill out an application online or at the Circulation Desk, and present a valid photo ID verifying your current address. You are eligible for a free library card if you live in Pennsylvania. Out-of-state customers can still qualify for a free library card if they work or attend school in Chester County. Otherwise, an out-of-state fee of up to $20 may apply.
|Public laptops (in-Library use only — photo ID required)||1 hour|
|DVDs/software/videogames/Launchpads/Tablets/Reference books/7-day books||1 week|
|eBooks, eAudiobooks, hotspots||1 or 2 weeks|
|Museum passes||3 days|
|Older TV series DVD’s||2 weeks|
|All other items||3 weeks|
- Your total checkouts may not exceed 100 items at any one time.
- Children’s Holiday books are limited to three (3) books per subject.
- Children’s books are limited to three (3) books per subject when there are known school projects.
- Total fines exceeding $9.99 must be paid in full in order to check out additional materials.
To rent R-rated DVDs or M-rated video games: you must show proof of being 18 years of age or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This policy applies to all DVDs/videogames checked out at Phoenixville Public Library, regardless of owning library.
To borrow mobile hotspots, museum passes, and Launchpads/tablets: you must be 18 or older, have an up-to-date library card and registration form, and have an account in good standing (i.e., cannot owe more than $9.99 in fines or fees or have any other restrictions). Only one Launchpad/tablet per household may be checked out at any one time. Hotspots and Launchpads/tablets must be returned in good working condition with all accessories present (incl. case, charger, and cable). The Library is not responsible for personal information left on a device.
|Adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, software, videogames||25¢/day ($10.00 max)|
|Magazines||25¢/day ($3.00 max)|
|Children’s books & audiobooks||15¢/day ($10.00 max)|
|Launchpads/Tablets||$5.00/day ($100.00 max)|
|Hotspots/Museum passes||$20.00/day ($100.00 max)|
|Returning museum passes or hotspots to bookdrop||$5.00/item|
|Lost/damaged collection items||Replacement cost
($70.00 plus $25.00 processing fee for hotspots)
|Lost Launchpad/tablet containers||$13.00/container|
|Other lost item containers (bags, boxes, etc.)||$3.00/container|
|Lost USB cables||$7.00/cable|
|Lost device chargers||$10.00/charger|
|Replacement library cards||$1.00|
|Computer printouts||15¢/page B&W or 35¢/page color|