Library Cards and Borrowing

Library Cards and Borrowing

Getting a TCPL card is easy and FREE! You can complete an application at the Circulation Desk or online. Then, bring a valid photo ID and proof of address to the Circulation Desk to get your card activated (which takes just a few minutes).

Kids under age 13 must have a parent present when signing up for a card. For more information about applying for a card, see our Policy page.

You can borrow up to 50 items per card. Most items have a loan period of three weeks; DVDs can be borrowed for one week. As a convenience, our system will automatically renew one time any item that is not being held for another patron. Overdue items accrue a fine of $.25 per day.

Please see TCPL's Lending Guidelines for more information.

Questions? Call our Access and Circulation Services Department at (607) 275-1LIB (1542).

Upcoming Events

Universal Design Workshop/ Panel Discussion

June 19, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Description
A panel discussion featuring local experts sharing tools and perspectives on universal design and visitability to allow individuals to live and age in their homes with optimal accessability across the lifespan. This workshop is sponsored by the Tomp...

Sit! Stay! Read!

June 19, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Ages: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Description:
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener -- a dog! Reading sessions will be held Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Children who attend 6 sessions will earn a FREE book of their choice! Co-s...

One-on-One Tech Help

June 19, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for a 8 week Memoir Writing Workshop for adults ages 65 and up.  Paige Eve Chant, creative writing teacher and TCPL intern will be facilitating this workshop. Participants will be exploring memories and life experiences through the art o...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Description
A knitting, crochet, spinning, and general fiber craft gathering/circle (a.k.a. knit night). The evening will start off with a talk by Nikki Addicott of Wine Country and Cabin View Alpacas. She'll tell us about her life as a shepherdess and will also...
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Digital Lab
Description:
Interested in becoming a U.S. citizen? An important part of preparing for the citizenship exam is being familiar with 100 Civics questions on American government, history, geography and holidays. We are here to help you study!   The Commun...

Tompkins County DSS

June 20, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Description:
Tompkins County Coordinated Transportation Plan Meeting ...