Get a Library Card!
Any resident of Cranberry Township and/or Butler County can apply for a library card for free. Your card is permanent and is renewed each year. It entitles you to borrow materials from any of the eight libraries within the Library System of Butler County. In addition, a card from any of the other libraries in Butler County can be used at the Cranberry Library.
How do I get a library card?
A Pennsylvania driver's license or photo identification with a current address is required to obtain a library card. There is no age limit for a card holder, but those under 18 must have a parent/guardian signature. Free membership is available to residents of Butler County or to the bearer of a current library card from an Access Pennsylvania member library (see below).
Is there a charge for a library card?
There is no charge for your first card. There is a $2.50 fee to replace a lost card.
How do I get a library card if I do not reside in Butler County?
Any resident of Pennsylvania with a valid library card with an Access Pennsylvania Sticker may obtain a Butler County card free of charge. Otherwise, there is a $20.00 annual nonresident fee. You will need to present a valid photo ID.
Can I get my children their own library cards?
We have no age restriction to obtain a library card. A parent or guardian will need to sign the application and show proper identification. (If the child is a non-Butler County resident, the same Pennsylvania Access info applies).
Can I register for a card online?
Request a Library Card using our online form
I lost my library card. Now what do I do?
You may get a replacement card for $2.50 by showing identification at the Circulation Desk.
What is Access PA?
The Access Pennsylvania Sticker on your home library card entitles you to participate in the Statewide Library Card System sponsored by the Commonwealth Libraries.
When you present your home library card with its Access PA sticker at any participating public library in Pennsylvania, you will be able to borrow books, audiobooks, movies and other library materials.
You must request an Access PA sticker at your home public library. If your home library participates in the Access PA program, they will apply the sticker to your library card. Take this card to any other participating library in the state of Pennsylvania, and you will be allowed to borrow materials from that library.