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Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry County residents who apply for a library card online will receive their new card in the mail in 7 to 10 days. However, as soon as you receive your welcome new card email, you will be able to place holds on books and other materials for borrowing and use our online resources. Just bring your ID for verification (Documents Needed To Obtain A Library Card) when you are ready to pick up your materials, whether curbside or at a customer service desk.

Once your account is set up, it’s easy to sign up to receive library notifications via email or text… find out more.

And, don’t forget to subscribe to The Library’s eNewsletter to be the First-2-Know about library news, events, and services.

We look forward to serving you as a new member!


There are eight libraries and available to safely serve all your needs



Applicants outside of Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry County should check their local library card for the blue Access PA logo. This designates your local library as a participant in the Access PA program. Bring your local card with the logo to any of our eight library locations to obtain a card from The Library.