"The Place for Everyone"

220 West Tioga St.   Tunkhannock, PA 18657
570-836-1677
Monday - Thursday  
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.      Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.      Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 


Services
 

ACCESS PA - POWER LIBRARY

Using ACCESS PA through POWER LIBRARY  you can search other Pennsylvania library catalogues as well as various other online resources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and magazine databases. Just click on POWER LIBRARY on the TPL website Power Library is available to all TPL patrons. You may have to type PL3165 before you enter your library card number.
 

AUDIO CLUB

At least eight best-selling unabridged audio books are delivered monthly to the reserve shelf that is set aside for members of the Audio Club. The TPL audio book plan costs the library about $3,500 annually. Club memberships help support this budget item.

A 2014 AUDIO CLUB membership can be obtained at the desk. Just complete an application form and submit your $30.00 fee. The AUDIO CLUB is open to all library patrons.
 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS & MATERIALS

Special services for children abound at the Tunkhannock Public Library. The Summer Program schedule provides extensive programming for children. Discovery Kits on different topics of interest to children from pre-school age through 3rd grade are available for patrons to borrow. Special children characters and corresponding materials have also been added to the TPL children's resources. Ask about borrowing an American Girl character and others.
 

COMPUTERS & INTERNET ACCESS

There are ten computers for patron use in the library. Access to the Internet is free; however, you need your library card, as well as a signed "Policy and Rules for Public Access to the Internet" form on file. Patrons under 18 years of age must have on file, a permission form co-signed by a parent. Users are expected to read and follow the policy and rules, a copy of which is found at the main desk.
The library maintains two printers for patron use --- one color inkjet printer and one black (default)laser printer. The cost to print is $.25 (black) and $.50 (color) per printed sheet. [That includes mistakes so seek help if you are inexperienced in this area.]
T
he library also has wireless access for folks with their own laptop computers! A new wireless password is printed and found on the main desk every Monday. Since all personal computers are set up differently, the library staff cannot act in an electronic troubleshooting capacity.
 

COMMUNITY ROOM

The Community Room is available to community groups, organizations and businesses. The "Community Room Policy" form must be completed and all areas listed in the rules and agreements must be followed. Although from time to time, not all events are posted online, many can be viewed by accessing the TPL online calendar. Just point and click.
 

DVD COLLECTION

The Tunkhannock Public Library has a growing DVD collection. This option is available to borrowers 18 years of age or older who have read the rules and regulations governing the circulation of videos/DVD's. Three (3) videos may be checked out at a time and all are circulated for one week. You may renew by phone one time. Fines for DVDs returned late are $1.00 per day.
 

FAX & COPY SERVICESter

The library provides public access to a copy machine. The cost is $.25 (letter size) and $.35 (legal size) per copied page. The public is also able to FAX documents at the library. We send, but do NOT receive, faxes. The cost to fax is $1.50 per faxed page.
 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL)

If the item you want is not on our catalog, we may be able to get it on loan from within our District (Lackawanna County Library System - LCLS). When you are looking for items that cannot be found in our library or the LCLS, the TPL staff can assist you with borrowing these items outside of our District.
Access PA provides information about holdings at libraries throughout Pennsylvania. Patrons can search the Access PA database for items and give any book requests to a TPL staff member for processing.

Who can use the ILL Service?
Any TPL patron in good standing may use the service. This service is a privilege not a right.

How long does it take to get ILL items?
On average, it takes about 7 to 14 days. However, sometimes it can take up to 6 weeks. The library cannot guarantee delivery time, so it is best to plan ahead if you have a deadline.

Does Interlibrary Loan cost anything?
Generally, there is no charge to TPL patrons. ILL items returned without their ILL sticker and/or barcode could incur a $1.00 charge on your account. Libraries absorb the costs of processing and shipping, which are estimated at about $30.00 per transaction.

Other Important Facts
The library limits the number of requests that you may make. The library will process your requests but cannot hold requests for future processing.

  • Tunkhannock Public Library cannot request the following items through Access PA:

  • DVD's

  • Audio Books

  • Best Sellers

  • Reference, rare and non-circulating materials

  • Materials published within the current year

Items borrowed through the our library's ILL Service cannot be renewed and must be picked up AND returned here because that is where the request was made.


LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

A new resource available through our website is the Learning Express Library. It can be accessed both at the library and from home. It is a means for overcoming test-taking anxiety, of raising test scores, and of improving skills. If you have ever tried to prepare for a standardized test, you know how hard it is to get a study book and to make yourself practice the exercises and get comfortable with the format. With Learning Express Library you get free and unlimited access to interactive skill-building courses and a broad range of practice tests based on such exams as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, Postal Worker, Real Estate Agent & Broker Exams and more. There are 128 in all. Practice tests include instant score reports that help you target those skill areas that need the most attention.
 

LIBRARY CARD

Any resident of Wyoming County may apply (photo identification and proof of current address are required) for a Tunkhannock Public Library card. Students who have completed kindergarten can come, with their parents, and get their own cards. Your first card is free. If that one is lost, you may purchase another for one dollar ($1.00). You must have your card to...

  • use a computer,

  • borrow books, videos and DVD's

  • to place an order for an Interlibrary book on loan.

OUTREACH PROGRAM

Through its Outreach Program, the Tunkhannock Public Library delivers books to the five other libraries in the county and to seventeen deposit stations. 
 

RESTRICTED PATRON ACCOUNTS

The Tunkhannock Public Library offers many free services that are available to anyone who possesses and carries his/her TPL card. The privilege of having that card comes with responsibilities.  For example, when books, magazines and videos are borrowed or a computer is used others also expect the same privilege. Therefore, the TPL Board of Trustees has adopted policies that dictate appropriate user responsibilities. 

More than 500 people owe fines from overdue or lost materials.  Beginning September 1, 2010, a PATRON ACCOUNT will be RESTRICTED when over $5.00 in fines have been incurred!
 

TAX FORMS

At the appropriate time of the year the library has an extensive supply of tax forms --- local, state and federal --- available to the public. Just enter the library. The Tax Forms are found in the center of the room near the main desk. The IRS decides what forms to send; others may be downloaded from the internet. Please only take copies for yourself.
 

TAX FORMS OUTLET PROGRAM (TFOP)

The IRS announced that individual and business taxpayers will no longer receive paper income tax packages in the mail from the IRS. These packages contained the forms, schedules and instructions for filing a paper income tax return. The IRS is taking this step because of the continued growth in electronic filing and the availability of free options to taxpayers, as well as, to help reduce costs.

There are numerous free options available for patrons to obtain tax products, tax preparation and assistance in filing their tax returns:

TEST PROCTORING SERVICES

Due to increased volume of distance learners asking for TEST PROCTORING SERVICES, Tunkhannock Public Library Board of Directors has decided to charge a fee for the service. Therefore, a charge of $10.00 plus incurred expenses for each testing session will be assessed.
 

TUNKHANNOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY WEBSITE

The Tunkhannock Public Library website at http://www.tunkhannock.com/library can keep you informed of activities at, around or sponsored by the library. Our Facebook page provides the most up-to-date information concerning day-to-day activities and announcements pertaining to the library  other local businesses of interest to our patrons. Make our website or our Facebook page your computer's home page!
 

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