The Main Library in Blue Bell is closed for library services on November 3, Election Day.  The community room will remain open as a polling location. Ambler Branch will be open 11am - 7pm.

Blue Bell open for browsing Mon-Fri 11 AM to 7 PM & Ambler Branch to open for browsing Monday, November 2. 

2020 Renovation Celebration Online Silent Auction is open now! Click HERE for details. 

Get a Library Card

Get a WVPL Library CardNeed a Library Card while the Library is Closed?

If you are a resident of LOWER GWYNEDD, WHITPAIN TOWSHIP or AMBLER BOROUGH, you can apply for and receive a WVPL library card.  A WVPL card is the best way to full access of our digital resources. 

FILL OUT AN APPLICATION HERE. E-mail the completed application along with a copy/photo of proof of address (driver’s license, state ID, car insurance, rental lease or utility bill) to eshane@wvpl.org and a library card will be mailed to your home.­ A Spanish version of the application is available HERE.

If you are a resident of MONTGOMERY COUNTY who does NOT currently have a library card can GET A TEMPORARY CARD from Montgomery County-Norristown Library HERE.  Then, scroll down the page to the "Get a Library Card" section. This temporary card will provide access to most of the online library resources.

If you are a resident of Ambler Borough, Whitpain Township or Lower Gwynedd Township, fill out the library application and bring it with proof of address (driver’s license, state ID, car insurance, rental lease or utility bill) to the library and we will give you a card. A Spanish version of the application is available HERE.

A child’s application (under the age of 18) requires a parent or guardian‘s signature.  The parent or guardian must present identification and proof of residence.

If you don’t live in Ambler Borough, Whitpain Township or Lower Gwynedd Township, visit your home library (listed here) for an application. Once you have your card, you can use it at WVPL.
 
If there isn’t a library listed for the township or borough in which you live, you can download and fill out the MCLINC library card application and bring your proof of address to WVPL for processing.


What is MCLINC?
The Wissahickon Valley Public Library is part of the Montgomery County Library Information Network Consortium (MCLINC), which means that you have access to over 2 million items in the combined catalogs of 31 public libraries.  Once you register for a card at any of the MCLINC libraries, you can reserve items online and have the items shipped to our Main Library in Blue Bell or our Ambler Branch.

How long can I keep materials?

  • Print Books (older than 1 year): 21 days
  • Print Books (new): 14 days
  • Rental Books: 7 days, 1 renewal
  • eBooks: 14 day default (can change default to 7 or 21 days)
  • Audiobook: 21 days, 1 renewal
  • eAudiobooks: 14 day default (can change default to 7 or 21 days)
  • Feature Film and TV Show DVDs, Blu-rays: 7 days, 1 renewal
  • Non-fiction DVDs, Blu-rays: 21 days, 1 renewal
  • Music CDs: 21 days, 1 renewal
  • Video Games: 7 days, no renewals
  • Magazines (back issues): 7 days, 1 renewal
  • Museum Passes: 3 days, no renewals

What are the fees if materials are overdue?

  • Adult items:  25 cents/day
  • Juvenile items: 20 cents/day
  • DVDs, Blue-rays:  $1/day
  • Video Games: $1/day

ASK US if you have more questions.