Library Policies

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It is a patron’s responsibility to maintain necessary and proper standards of behavior in order to protect his/her individual rights and the rights and privileges of other patrons. If a patron creates a public nuisance, that patron may be restricted from the Library and from the use of the library facilities. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by the staff, will be subject to the law. Inappropriate behavior includes smoking, use of alcohol or illegal drugs, weapons, bathing or shaving in bathrooms, solicitation of any type and threatening, harassing or intimidating language or behavior.  Shoes & Shirts required.

Young Children:

The Pittston Area Memorial Library encourages visits by young children. It is our desire to make this important visit both memorable and enjoyable for the child. Library staff is not expected to assume responsibility for the care of unsupervised children in the library. Therefore, it is library policy that all children under age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person while in the library. Also, if the young child is attending a library program, we require the   parent/responsible person to remain in the library throughout the program.

Disruptive Children:

Children are encouraged to use the library for homework, recreational reading, and program attendance. The library staff realizes that the library will be noisier at busy times and that children by nature can cause more commotion. However, children whether with parents or not who are being continually disruptive will be given a warning that he/she must settle down or will be asked to leave the library. If after a second warning the child continues to be disruptive, he/she will be asked to leave the library. If the child needs to contact a parent, they may do so and then wait with a staff person until the parent arrives.


Loan Periods

Regular Loan                  3 weeks

New books                    2 weeks

Audio books                   2 weeks

Movies                            1 week

Periodicals                      2 weeks

 Juvenile books               3 weeks

Items may be renewed if not on reserve. Interlibrary loan is set by lending library. You can renew your items online at our website under the Quick Links page or calling the library at  654-9565 and the staff will be glad to assist you. Items may be returned to any library in Luzerne County.

Fees    Adult books, Audio Books and Periodicals .25 per day

Juvenile Books .10 per day                        Movies $1.00 per day

Replacement for lost or damaged items are the cost of the item plus a $10.00  processing fee.

Replacement Library Cards  $3.00

Maximum fine is the total cost of the item

Faxing sent $2.50 for first five pages & $1.00 for each  additional group of five pages

Received fax  $1.00 for five pages

Copy machine .25 per page

Computer printing .25 per page B & W only






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