How do I get a library card?
If you live in the Northampton Area School District (Bath, Chapman, and Northampton Borough, Allen, East Allen,
Lehigh, and Moore Township) you may get a library card at the Northampton Area Public Library. Come to the library with
a current ID and proof of address, such as a bill to get started. If you are a teen in our service area you may use a
student ID to sign up for a card.
Your first card is provided at no charge, replacement cards are $3.00.
Individuals living in the Northampton Area School District that are 12 years and older may apply online to receive a library card by mail. Patrons may use the card once received, for eBooks, eAudios, online magazines, and all other eResources provided by NAPL. https://www.northamptonapl.org/services/napl-online-card-application
How old do you have to be to get a library card?
Children, from birth to age 4 and living within the Northampton Area School District can obtain a My First Library Card. This service is only available to those residing in the Northampton Area School District and will only be accepted at Northampton Area Public Library. Parent/caregiver must also have an active, valid NAPL library card. The My First Library Card allows up to 10 books from our Juvenile print collection at a time. Items are checked out for three weeks and do not incur any overdue fees. Materials not returned after 6 months will be considered lost and the account will be charged for the price of the item.
Children age 5 to 12 can get a juvenile card.
Juvenile cards have a check out limit of 25 items and no DVDs.
Adult cards are considered from age 12 and up and follow regular borrowing policies.