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).

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.

All TCPL items can be returned to any of the 33 Finger Lakes Library System member libraries.

Please see TCPL's Lending Guidelines for more information.

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

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Tompkins Trust Company Study Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
This workshop provides a safe, supportive, and stimulating writing environment, for beginning as well as experienced writers, to share life stories — using the letters of the alphabet as a starting point. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

One-on-One Tech Help

December 9, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Information & Learning Services Department
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One-on-One Appointments, Technology Class
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
About this event::
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

December 9, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Makerspace
About this event::
Join us in the Makerspace for self-led open hours! Bring your project, or make something with our available tools and materials. Share ideas with other makers, learn from volunteers and members of the community, and tinker to your heart's content!...

Social Service League Awards Reception

December 9, 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner West
Event Description
Awards event for the Social Service League Foundation's Grant Cycle. The SSL foundation awards grants to nonprofit health and human services agencies to fund small projects with large community impact. Learn more at www.hsctc.org/socialserviceleagu...

SEPTA: Special Education PTA

December 9, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: BorgWarner Full
Event Description
This event is a meeting of the ICSD Special Education Parent Teacher Association. Families will gather to discuss issues related to special education. Light refreshments will be provided....