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

One-on-One Tech Help

September 20, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Ages: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...

NY Funders Alliance Meeting

September 20, 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Description
The NY Funders Alliance will hold a small (approximately 20 people) meeting for our members in the Tompkins County Region. ...

CUSLAR

September 20, 2018
4:00pm - 5:45pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Description:
Hola Amigos!  Spanish through Play Eight week class encouraging children love of language learning ...

Writing the Inside: A Writing Playshop

September 20, 2018
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Writing, Classes and Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Writing the Inside: A Writing Playshop Led by Victoria Boynton   In this series of three playshops, we will use flash writing to explore our mental/emotional lives—our insides. The form of flash* allows writers to treat complex content ...

Bring a Dem a Donut!!!!!!!!!

September 20, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Description
The Democratic State Committee is reaching out to rural neighbors throughout Tompkins County to adopt a neighbor to come together to phone or participate in door knocking door to door. The project goal is strengthen the connections with rural neighbo...

Managing Community Growth Workshop

September 20, 2018
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner East
Description
This is a workshop co-sponsored by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, History Center, Historic Ithaca, City of Ithaca and Chamber of Commerce. ...

Digital Lab Open Hours

September 20, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, Technology Class
Description:
Tompkins County Public Library will be offering summer open lab hours in its digital lab, starting the second week of July.  Open lab hours will provide an opportunity for patrons to drop in and get help with their basic technology questions.&nb...