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Statewide Library Card Program Frequently Asked Questions

Access PA Stickers and Logo



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​How does my library obtain Access PA logo stickers?

​Instead of using Access PA stickers, can my library have the Access PA logo printed on its cards?

​Where can I download a graphic file for the Access PA Logo?

​Should library cards that are issued for a fee have an Access PA logo on them?

Statewide Library Card Eligibility



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How do I know if someone is eligible to participate in the Statewide Library Card Program?

​How can I find out someone's municipality of residence if I only know their residence address?

Municipality and Home Library



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​How is municipality defined in the Statewide Library Card Guidelines?

​How is home library defined in the Statewide Library Card Guidelines?

Library Participation



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​Are all state-aided public libraries required to participate in the Statewide Library Card Program?

Selling and Buying Library Cards



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​Are state-aided public libraries and District Library Centers required to sell library cards to people who are not eligible to participate in the Statewide Library Card Program?

​Does purchasing a library card from a library or District Library Center that participates in the Statewide Library Card Program make someone eligible to participate in the Statewide Library Card Program?

​May a library or District Library Center issue a free library card to an individual who lives in a municipality that does not provide public library service for its residents?

District Library Center Cards



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​Are state-designated District Library Centers required to provide cards to individuals who live in their state-designated district service areas?

State Library of Pennsylvania Cards



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Does having a State Library of Pennsylvania library card allow individuals to participate in the Statewide Library Card Program?

POWER Library Ecards



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​Does having a POWER Library Ecard allow individuals to participate in the Statewide Library Card Program?

Academic and School Library Cards



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Does having a library card from an elementary, middle school, high school, college, or university library allow individuals to participate in the Statewide Library Card Program?