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Library Cards

How to Get a Library Card

Library Card

The Monongahela Area Library is the home library for all residents of Monongahela, New Eagle, Carroll Township, Union Township, Nottingham Township, and Finleyville, along with the Ringgold School District.

A Monongahela Area Library card entitles patrons to privileges at all Pennsylvania public libraries through the Access PA program. WAGGIN library cards are recognized at all Washington, Fayette, and Greene County libraries.


  • You must be a Pennsylvania resident
  • An adult (18+) is eligible for a library card when presenting a current photo ID with current address of residence. 
  • A minor can receive a library card when they are able to sign their own name, along with a guardian or parent presenting a photo ID and providing a signature.

What to Bring

You must physically be present at the Monongahela Area Library to get a library card. Our address is 813 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.

  • Free library cards are available when a valid form of photo ID with the correct and current address on it is presented.
  • If you are moving to the area, a photo ID and a piece of mail showing your current address will suffice.
  • If you have ever had a library card in the past within the WAGGIN library system, we can check to renew the registration with the proper photo ID presented.

Renewals and Replacement Cards

Your library card must be renewed every three years. Replacement cards are $2.

Borrowing Materials

  • A patron with a valid library card can check out up to 20 books or audiobooks at a time. 
  • Books and audiobooks can be borrowed for an initial two weeks. 
  • If no one else is requesting the item, two automatic renewals for a total of 6 weeks will be available. 
  • Patrons can borrow up to three DVDs for a one-week check-out period. 
  • Also available for one-week check-out are baking pans and fishing rods.

Overdue Materials

The library card holder is responsible for returning borrowed library materials on time. 

  • Patrons may have their library privileges suspended if they accumulate fines and fees over a certain amount. 
  • Patrons will be informed when they have overdue library materials. 
  • Once materials are returned, all fines and fees will be waived. 
  • If materials are not returned, damaged, or lost, the cost will become the patron’s responsibility, and the account will remain suspended until the cost is paid or the materials are returned or replaced in acceptable condition. 
  • To preserve the confidentiality of patron records, titles of materials due will be provided only to the person (or their guardian) on whose record the item(s) appear. 
  • Patrons must comply with all rules, laws, and regulations which apply to this policy.