The Pittston Memorial Library is a PA Forward Gold Star Library

We are meeting and exceeding many of our goals to help you, our neighbors, with the 5 Basic Literacies through our programming, outreach, and collection.


We currently offer programs for infants through adults that are in line with the core values of PA Forward

When you visit the Pittston Memorial Library look for:

  • Story Time
  • Therapy Dogs
  • STEAM Club
  • Book Club for Kids and Adults
  • Health and Wellness Events
  • Political Leader Town Hall Events
  • Job Assistance
  • Literacy Displays

Getting a Library card

Library cards are issued at the Pittston Memorial Library main desk.  In order to receive a card, you need to have proof of Luzerne County residency.

Proof can be offered in the form of:

1) A valid driver’s license
2) A piece of mail
3) An identification card.

You will then fill out an application, and your new card will be valid for three years.

Please inform the library immediately if your card is lost or stolen to ensure validity. If at any time you lose or need a replacement library card there will be a charge of $3.00 payable by check or cash.

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 by clicking the link below 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.

renew online

John P. Cosgrove Center

Our state of the art,John P. Cosgrove Center is available for the public to rent. This room is for meeting & special events. Contact Pittston City Main Street Manager, Mary Kroptavich, at 570-299-7543.

Library Policies


$0.25 per page

Printing from public computers is available at $0.25 per page (B&W ONLY).

Copies from the self-service public copier are available at $0.25 per copy (B&W ONLY).


We offer fax service at $2.50 per set of 5 pages.

Renewing Items

Library materials can be renewed during regular business hours via the phone, or over the internet by logging in to your library account. You cannot renew any material if there are holds on the item. If your item is already overdue you are not permitted to renew the item via your online library account, please contact a librarian to renew overdue items. All items can be renewed two times, with an exception of DVDs, which could only be renewed once.

Returning Items

You may return items during regular business hours at any library in the Luzerne County Library System, or any other time at the book drop in the front of the building at 47 Broad Street in Pittston

Loan Policies

Your Luzerne Country Library System card may be used to borrow materials from the following public libraries in Luzerne Country: BackMountain, Hazleton, Hoyt, Marion Sutherland Kirby, Mill Memorial, Osterhout, Pittston Memorial, Plymouth, West Pittston, Wyoming, and Osterhout Branches.

Patron Policies

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.

Computers (Internet agreement)

We have 12 public computers with Microsoft Office plus a high speed Wi-Fi connection so you may use your personal device . The computers are available for use until 30 minutes before closing.


Adult Books: 3 Weeks, $.25 per day
Adult New Books: 2 Weeks, $.25 per day
Audio Books and Magazines: 2 Weeks, $.25 per day
DVDs: 1 Week, $1.00 per day
Juvenile Books: 3 Weeks, $.10 per day

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a resident of Luzerne County you can obtain a library card with proof of address in the form of a valid driver’s license, a piece of mail with your current address or an ID card.  You will  fill out an application and your new card will be valid for three years.

If you lose your library card, you can  get a replacement.  We will need to see a valid ID.  A replacement card will cost $3.00.

We have 12 public computers with microsoft office.  You will be limited to 120 minutes on the computer.  You can print out copies for $.25 a piece.

Please check out our calendar for a schedule of events or through our facebook page.

If your question is not answered here, please feel free to call us at 570-654-9565