About The Library

Services

Computers, WiFi, Mobile Hotspots

The Library has 6 computers available for public use. Patrons will need their library cards to login or they may request a guest pass at the Circulation Desk. 

Free high-speed internet WiFi is available. Patrons may access WiFi through a mobile device or laptop.  Library patrons can now check out wireless WiFi hotspots and connect to the internet from just about anywhere.

Adult patrons with a library account in good standing can borrow a WiFi hotspot device for up to 7 days. A late fee of $3 per day will be charged if not returned on time.

Each device comes with a travel case that includes instructions on how to use the device and ways to access online resources such as ebook, e-audiobook through Overdrive. The devices connect to the T-Mobile network and create a WiFi network when turned on, allowing users to connect via their mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Hotspots returned damaged or not returned after 30 days will be assumed lost and charged the replacement cost of $50. Patrons will need to sign a lending agreement at the Circulation Desk when checking out.

Copy, Fax, Scan and Print

Copies are 25¢ a page for black & white and 50¢ a page for color.

Faxes can be sent or received for $1 per page.

Documents can be scanned to a USB, computer or email for free.

Documents can be printed from mobile devices, laptops or computers for 25¢ a page for black & white and 50¢ a page for color.

Library Cards

It is free to obtain a library card. Patrons need a valid ID with proof of current address. Children may obtain library cards with a Parent’s or Guardian’s permission. 

Borrowing Materials

It is free to check out material with your library card although there are a few restrictions:

  • Adults 18 and over may check out 4 DVDs at a time 2 of which may be “new”.
  • Up to 5 Audiobooks on CD can be checked out at a time.
  • Most materials circulate for 3 weeks. DVDs circulate for 4 days and Mobile Hotspots circulate for 7 days. 
  • Items may be renewed up to 3 times unless another patron has placed a hold on the item. Our system is set up to automatically renew eligible material and will send patrons an email or text message when this occurs. Patrons may check the status of borrowed materials by logging in to their online account, or calling the library. 
  • Muncy Library is now fine free for most material. DVDs and Audiobooks will carry a fine of $5 if returned in the bookdrop. WiFi Hotspots will accrue a fine of $3 per day up to $50 if not returned. If a book, magazine, DVD or Audiobook is past due for 30 days it will be considered lost and the patron will be charged a replacement fee for the item(s) plus a processing fee. If an item is returned damaged, the patron will be charged a replacement fee for the item(s) plus a processing fee.

Used Book Donations

The Friends of the Muncy Library Group is a volunteer organization that assists the Library in fulfilling its mission. Once a month they accept used book donations for their bookstore. Please see below the donation criteria:

  1. No textbooks of any kind, encyclopedias, or Reader’s Digest condensed books or VHS tapes.
  2. No damaged covers or pages.
  3. No moldy or damp materials.
  4. No novels over 4 years old.
  5. No non-fiction over 6 years old.

Making a Donation in Memory or Honor

Making a donation to the library in memory or honor of someone is an unique and special way to remember them.

Donations in honor of a teacher at the end of the school year is also a great way to show appreciation.

To make a donation, the Library needs to know who the donation is for, who the donation is from, family or relatives who can be notified that a memorial was made, and any preferences to the type of book(s) purchased.

A bookplate is placed inside the designated book stating who is being honored and who made the donation.

Other Services

The Library has a community room available for meetings, workshops, and testing. 

The Pennsborough Room on the second floor houses our local historical collection and our Now and Then Historical Society magazine from the late 1800’s to present.

Microfilm and archives from newspapers and magazines are available for research.

Library History

The Library was founded in 1938 by the Tuesday Study Club. It was housed in a room at the Muncy Historical Society building and was operated by club members for 25 years. It moved to 15 North Main Street in 1965 and a librarian was hired.

The library was moved to its location in 1970 at 108 South Main Street. The building at 108 South Main Street dates back to 1821. The architecture is from the Georgian style. It was owned by the Beeber family for many years. The Buffington, Von Neida, Kunkel, and Phillips families also owned it throughout the years.

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Martie Kunkel, who was actually born in the building when it served as a private home, discusses in her newspaper article, “Meet Your Friends and Neighbors” what the building was also used for. She writes, “Long ago the building was a hat factory. Three maiden-lady sisters lived there.

There were three windows facing Main Street, and each lady was assigned to one of the windows. A pedestal was placed in the window, and on it was a hat rack that would hold one hat. Then each lady created a hat and put it on “her” pedestal so that the town’s women, as they went downtown to buy their groceries, would see a hat that caught their fancy and would go in and try it on, and frequently would buy it. Only when the lady’s hat was sold was she allowed to make another hat to place on her pedestal.”

By 1960, the building was in poor condition and was being used a rental property.

The boro purchased it and was going to tear it down when it heard that the library was looking for a place to move. The boro offered the building to the library board and they accepted. In July of 1981- the library was struck by an arson fire with most of its collection ruined. The library reopened in 1983 with the original front facade being kept and a new addition added.