The Lycoming County Library System online catalog is a powerful tool that will help you locate all types of materials quickly and easily. Materials in all public libraries in Lycoming County are in the catalog. You can also renew materials, place a hold, check your due dates and more.
My Account provides information about your Library account. You need to log-in to view your information. If you have a valid Library card you already have an account setup. To log into My Account you will need your Library Card number, which is the bar-code number on the back of your library card, and your PIN (Personal Identification Number). If you forgot or don’t know your PIN, please read the information below about PIN or contact us online or call to get a new PIN. Please provide your Library card number if you call or email the Library.
Use Review My Account for information on outstanding fines, holds, any items you currently have checked out. Use User PIN Chage to change your PIN number. Renew My Materials will renew any items you currently have checked out, that are able to be renewed. Use Change My Address to provide us your new address information. There are links to the Catalog menu on every Brown Library web page with a link to My Account.
When you received your library card we asked you to select a PIN (Personal Identification Number) for your Library account. If you no longer know it or it doesn’t work then please use the Contact form or phone the Library 326-0536 and we will be happy to assist you.
- Go to User PIN Change to change your PIN to a 4 digit number of your choice. You will need to enter your Library Card number, which is the barcode number on the back of your library card, use just the 12 digits no spaces and your current PIN.
- Type your new PIN in the Enter New PIN box. Verify your new PIN by retyping it in the Reenter new PIN box.
- Click on the Change PIN button. You should see a message telling you that your PIN was successfully changed.
- Click on OK.
To search the catalog, enter a term in the white Search For box and click the down arrow to choose, author, title or subject searches or you may search everything by not choosing an option. Click the Power Search link for more searching options. If your search doesn’t return what you are looking for try placing your term or title in quotes such as “Eat this Not That”.
If your search returns multiple items, you will see a “Search Results” screen. Click the Details link for more information about a specific item. Click on New Search from any Online Catalog page to begin a new search.
Library members can renew their own items online from the Online Catalog or by phone (326-0536). Renew My Materials will renew any items you currently have checked out, that are able to be renewed. You can renew most Library materials. Some items such as fiction DVDs, new DVDs (feature films) and bonus books can’t be renewed. You can’t renew an item if someone has reserved it (placed a hold) or if you have renewed the item the maximum three (3) times or if your account has been blocked due to fines that are owed.
Follow these instructions for placing a hold on Library materials. You can also call the library at 326-0536, or you can visit the Library and have a reserve done for you.
Check the Online Catalog to see if any of the public libraries in Lycoming county have the title. If not we can usually borrow books from another library using Interlibrary Loan. Look for the link “Interlibrary Loan” in the Quick Links section (left column) of our web site. There is also a link titled Can’t find what you need? on every page of the online catalog (top menu) . You can fill out the Interlibrary loan form here – Just complete the form and we’ll do the rest.
Sign up online or go to any of the six libraries in the Lycoming County Library System, the Links locations, or the Bookmobile. Cards are issued free to Lycoming County residents. There is a small charge for replacing lost cards. Pennsylvania borrowers from outside Lycoming County may receive Guest cards by presenting their home library card with an Access Pennsylvania sticker on it. Pennsylvania residents from outside Lycoming County without a home library may purchase a card for $25 annually. Anyone who lives in Lycoming County may also sign up for an eCard, which gives users immediate access to many of the online resources available on the eBranch
There are a few restrictions on the number of items you can borrow:
- DVDs are limited to 8 (eight) adult and 6 (six) children’s titles.
- 1 (one) Video Game per Adult card.
- Music CDs are limited to 6. Audio books are limited to 10.
- Tweens are limited to children’s DVDs, 3 juvenile VHS, and 6 music cds.
There may be restrictions placed on materials on certain subjects in connection with school assignments but usually you may borrow as many books as you like.
The vast majority of library items check out to you for free. However, due to budget cuts, all DVDs cost 25 cents plus tax to borrow. Loan times range between 2 days and 2 weeks. We also provide BONUS copies of new release DVDs and Bestselling books to rent for $1.00.
- All adult books check out for 3 weeks except for “New” Items/Bonus Books for which are 2 weeks.
- All adult audio books on CD or Cassette check out for 3 week except for “New” Items are 2 weeks.
- Video games check out for 7 days and can be renewed one time. Only one video game per adult account.
- All juvenile and Young Adult books, including new juvenile Books check out for 3 weeks.
- All juvenile and Young Adult Books on CD or cassette check out for 3 weeks.
Children’s DVDs now check out for the same amount of time as adult. (2 day for new / 7 day for older)
All DVD nonfiction checks out for 2 weeks.
Don’t forget that you have access to your library account and when items are due with the My Account link on every page.
The Library Elf is an exclusive benefit for our members. It is a simple way to keep track of their borrowed items by email or browser. Receive email or RSS courtesy notices when items are soon to be due, overdue or ready for pick up. Text messaging for holds is also available. You can register multiple cards for your household. Library Elf Reminder Service – Sign up today !
Overdue fines are 25¢ per day for adults and teens. DVD and Video overdue fines are $2 per day per movie. $5 is the limit on library cards for checking out materials. Card privileges suspended until payment is received.
Every library in the Lycoming County Library System offers free internet and wireless WiFi access and computers for public use. The Brown Library also sponsors a SeniorNet Learning Center. It is located on the fourth floor of the Library. Check their web site for current class schedule and activities.
The Brown Library offers VHS Video to DVD conversion service. Do you have tapes of weddings, birthdays, recitals, plays, ball games, family events and other memories that you would like to preserve for the future? We convert those tapes to a DVD so that your memories will be preserved. A small fee of $10 per videotape is charged for up to 120 Minutes.
DVD, CD, Video Game Restoration Service
Do you have scratched or dirty DVDs that skip or break up on the screen? For only $2 per disc the James V. Brown Library staff will clean and polish your DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks on CD or video games. Please stop at the Information Service Desk for complete information. Note: Cracked or broken items can’t be repaired.
You can take advantage of a virtual library available to you online. You can use any of our online premium subscription resources from our eBranch. Here is a listing of all our online resources. Login using your Library or eCard. Use the Look it up NOW page to quickly locate full-text books, magazine articles, videos and more. Take advantage of eBooks by EBSCOhost with over 12,000 subject based books to do research and find information.
Fast facts like addresses, phone numbers, correct spellings, dates and basic informational questions can be handled over the telephone 326-0536 by the reference staff or by live chat or e-mail. Try Ask Here PA for an immediate answer from a professional librarian using our Live Chat feature.[jacc/]
N0. The Lycoming County Library System has a shuttle service that picks up and returns items to all county libraries. Request and return library items, except DVDs and videos, from one library at any of the other county libraries it will be delivered and returned for you. Use the Can’t find what you need? form link on any Catalog page or use the form here Get it from another library.
Readers who are no longer physically able to come to the library themselves may join the BRAVO program. BRAVO volunteers will select and deliver library materials to readers in nursing homes, private residences or retirement communities. BRAVO also serves the short term disabled reader. Anyone interested in Bravo may Contact the libraryThe Library provides bookmobile services to area retirement and nursing homes and senior centers, as well as to daycare and latchkey programs.
Free WiFi – Hotspots
The James V. Brown Library offers FREE wireless access for library users for use with their own personal laptops and other mobile devices.
Q. How can I use wireless Internet at the Library?
A. Most users can simply bring their wireless-enabled laptop computer or other wireless device to the Library and turn it on. The computer or device will automatically recognize the wireless network.
Q. Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect?
A. No special encryption settings, user names, or passwords are required.
Q. Is my information safe while using wireless?
A. Your information is NOT protected while using wireless, unless you are connected to a web page that employs encryption “https” (stores, banks, etc.) Keep this in mind if you are accessing sensitive business or personal information.
Q. Are there any restrictions on my use of the Internet?
A. Wireless users agree to abide by the the Library’s “Internet Acceptable Use Policy” which prohibits abusive or illegal activity while using the Library’s Internet service.
Q. Can I search the Library Catalog and special databases using wireless?
A. Yes. To search the Catalog, click on Catalog from the home page. To access our online resources, click on the Online Resources link.
Q. Can I print while using wireless?
A. Printing is not available with wireless. If you need to print, please save your work to disk or e-mail files to yourself, then login to a library workstation and send print jobs to a printer.