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Library Cards

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 addresssuch 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.

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.