Library Cards, Borrowing Materials, and Fines

Getting a Library Card

WJML can issue cards to any Montgomery County resident or any person who works in Whitemarsh Township.

You can print out an application ahead of time by clicking on the Library Card Application Form or fill one out in the library. Bring the completed application into the Library, along with a photo ID with your current address or a piece of first-class mail or other confirmation (such as a rental lease, paystub, etc.) of your current address. A photo ID is required for a library application.

Children under 18 must have a parent’s signature on their application. By signing the application, a parent or guardian is accepting responsibility for the child’s material. Please see our Materials Use Policy for further information.

Anyone who is a member of another MCLINC library or who has a blue ACCESS PA sticker on their library card, may use that card at William Jeanes Memorial Library.


Borrowing Library Material

You may take out as many items as you like at WJML. Sometimes, we will place limits on items when there is high demand. For instance, we may limit the number of items in a particular subject when there is a school project or over holidays when everyone is looking for a great book about that holiday.

Most library material can be borrowed for 3 weeks. There are some exceptions. Please see the list below for details.

Most items can be renewed two times unless they are on hold for someone else or not renewable at all. Non-renewable items are also listed in the below detail.

Most books (child and adult): 3 weeks
New adult books: 2 weeks
Music CDs: 3 weeks
Spoken word CDs and Children’s Kits with CDs: 3 weeks
Playaways: 3 weeks
Magazines: 1 weeks (current month does not circulate)
DVDs and Blu-Rays: 1 week 
unless they have 3 or more discs in the package, then they are 3 weeks
In-Demand DVDs: 3 days
Video Games: 1 week
Cubbyhole Collection: 2 weeks
Hot Reads-Books: 2 weeks, no renewals
Museum Passes: 3 days, no renewals


We know gets hectic and things fall off your radar. One of the best ways to avoid fines is to create a library account online so you can check on all you have out, place holds, create reading lists, and more.

In case there is that occasion when you are late returning material, here is what you can expect. Please know that we are always ready to listen and help!

Adult Books: $.30 per day
Children’s Books: $.20 per day
Adult CDs, Audiobooks: $.30/day
Children’s CDs, Audiobooks: $.20/day
DVDs: $1.00/day
Adult Magazines: $.30/day
Children’s Magazines: $.20/day
Cubbyhole Collection: $.50/day
Playaways: $1.00/day
Wii/Xbox/Playstation Video Games: $2.00/day
Grab & Go Bags: $5.00
Museum Passes: $5.00/day ($5.00 fee if returned to another library)
Nook E-readers: $5.00 ($25.00 fee if dropped in the book drop box)

Please ask the Library staff if you would like to learn how to access your account and renew materials online.

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