Horsham Township Library is happy to grant borrowing privileges to anyone who lives or works in Horsham Township. Please bring some form of identification that verifies your current mailing address when you apply for your library card. If you live outside of Horsham Township, please bring your home library card with you, too. Horsham Township Library will establish a library card account using your existing home library card, consistent with the terms of Pennsylvania's "Access Pennsylvania" reciprocal borrowing program.
Individuals must have a library card in order to borrow books or other materials. To log-on to the library's public access computers and to log-on to their account from home, users need a library card and should have set up a password to use with their card.
The library is a member of MCLINC, the Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium. Library cards issued by any member of MCLINC -
Abington Township Library / Cheltenham Township Library System / Free Library of Springfield Township / Huntingdon Valley Library / Jenkintown Public Library / Lower Providence Community Library / Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library / Narberth Community Library / Pottstown Public Library / Upper Dublin Public Library / Upper Merion Township Library / Upper Moreland Free Public Library / William Jeanes Memorial Library of Whitemarsh Township- will be honored at the Horsham Township Library.
Horsham Township Library extends free borrowing privileges to any Pennsylvania resident who has a home library card with an "ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA" sticker, indicating their local library has sponsored them for participation in the statewide reciprocal borrowing program administered by the State Library of Pennsylvania. Borrowers will be asked to fill out the standard Horsham Township Library card application so that their name and contact information can be placed on file.
Library card applications for children under the age of 18 must be signed by both the child and a parent or guardian.
Borrowers should treat their library card like a credit card. Report loss or theft to the library right away so as not to be held responsible for items charged to your account. Do not lend your library card to someone. If you do, you will be held responsible for any late or lost items checked out with your card.
Cards can usually be issued while you wait. If you need a library card, visit the main desk first to fill out an application. The library staff will make up your card while you browse for books. Library cards for members of a group, such as a school class, scout troop or club, can be prepared ahead of time. Please telephone the library at 215-443-2609 to make arrangements to submit a group of library card applications ahead of the date of your library visit so that cards for your group can be ready for you to pick up when you come.
You can fill out your library card application ahead of time by downloading a copy of the application in PDF format. The front page is our basic library card application. The back page (page 2) is an authorization form to use to instruct the library to use email to nofity you when reserved items are ready for you to pick up. If you authorize the library to use email to notify you about reserves, you will not receive telephone calls or US mail notices. For a copy of the Horsham Township Library Card application form that you can fill in and print, please click on the link to the right.