Loan Policies

• Regular Books – 3 weeks and 2 renewals
• New Adult Books – 2 weeks and 2 renewals
• Juvenile Books – 3 weeks and 2 renewals
• Audio Books – 2 weeks and 2 renewals
• DVDs and Videos – 1 week and 1 renewal for 1 week
• Magazines – 1 week
• Out of System Interlibrary – Set by lending library

Renewing Items

Library materials can be renewed during regular business hours via the phone, or over the internet by logging in to your library account. You cannot renew any material if there are holds on the item. If your item is already overdue you are not permitted to renew the item via your online library account, please contact the library to renew overdue items. All items can be renewed two times, with the exception of DVDs, which could only be renewed once.
Returning Items
You may return items during regular business hours at any library in the Luzerne County Library System, or any other time at the book drop in the front of the building at 47 Broad Street in Pittston

Fees and Fines

• Audio books, books and magazines – $.25/Day
• Juvenile books – $.10/Day
• DVDs and Videos – $1.00/Day
• Out of system Interlibrary Loans – $.50/Day (Adult and Juvenile)
• Maximum overdue fine – Cost of the item
• Lost, Damaged or Billed item – Cost of the item plus a $10.00 processing fee per item
• Replacement of library card – $3.00
• Replacement barcode – $3.00

NOTE: Once charges on your account have reached $5.00, the system will automatically block you from checking out materials from the Pittston Memorial Library and any other Luzerne County Library. Patrons can pay for the items in question at any Luzerne County Library.

Fax & Copy Services

Fax Services

Outgoing $2.50 for first 5 pages; $1.00 for each additional page
Incoming $.25 per sheet
Our fax number is 570-654-6078

Copy Services

Copies $.25 for black & white and $.50 for color, per sheet
Computer Printouts $.25 for black & white, per sheet

Scan to Email

$1.00 for every set of 5 pages

Patron Policies

It is a patron’s responsibility to maintain necessary and proper standards of behavior in order to protect his/her individual rights and the rights and privileges of other patrons. If a patron creates a public nuisance, that patron may be restricted from the Library and the use of library facilities. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by staff, will be subject to the law. Inappropriate behavior includes smoking, use of alcohol or illegal drugs, weapons, bathing or shaving in bathrooms, solicitation of any type and threatening, harassing or intimidating language or behavior. Shoes & Shirts required.
By using the Pittston Memorial Library website and social media sites, you are agreeing to comply with the following terms and conditions: Personal attacks, abusive, offensive and/or discriminatory comments will not be tolerated. Harassing or disrespecting library staff or other commenters is not allowed. Comments that violate this digital policy will be deleted and may be reported to the social media platform. If this behavior persists, commenters may be banned from the library’s digital sites as well as the library’s physical location.
To view or print our Internet Acceptable Use Policy, click here.

Young Children

The Pittston Memorial Library encourages visits by young children. It is our desire to make this visit both memorable and enjoyable for the child. Library staff are not expected to assume responsibility for the care of unsupervised children in the library. Therefore, it is library policy that all children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while in the library or attending a library program.

Disruptive Children

Children are encouraged to use the library for homework, recreational reading, and program attendance. Children who are being disruptive, whether with parents/guardians or not, will be given a warning that he/she must settle down or will be asked to leave the library. If after a second warning the child continues to be disruptive, he/she will be asked to leave the library. If the child needs to contact a parent, they may do so and then wait with a staff person until the parent arrives.

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