As a member of the Allentown Public Library, you may borrow books, CDs, audiobooks and magazines for three weeks and DVDs for one week. Some newer titles will circulate for 2 weeks. There are specific checkout limits and special policies for some materials.
We are pleased to inform you that Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton public libraries have opened their collections to each other. This collaborative collection sharing effort will be known as Lehigh Valley Library System. To make this work, the three libraries have created standardized policies and procedures. Some changes for BAPL patrons will be in effect. A wonderful advantage will be access to many more items to borrow and timely delivery of those items to your home library.
Materials may be renewed twice by phone, online, or in person, unless they are on reserve for another patron. If something you want has been checked out, you may reserve it. Extra copies of recent best sellers are available as rental books. If Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton public libraries don’t own a book you want, we’ll purchase it or borrow it on interlibrary loan for you.
To return items, you may bring them in to the library when open, or you may use the book drops at the front of the building or in the rear parking lot. As a result of the new Lehigh Valley Library System cooperation, you also may return items to Bethlehem Area Public Library or Easton Area Public Library. If items are returned late the Library charges overdue fines.