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

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

August 26, 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!...

Build Your Own Adventure: Cardboard Forts

August 26, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Other
About this event::
Kids and families are invited to create their own giant structures using cardboard boxes, sheets, and other materials. This program will meet in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room, but participants can also build their structure in the Youth Services...

Tutoring

August 26, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room

Business Leaders of Colors Office Hours

August 26, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Digital Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Digital Lab, One-on-One Appointments
About this event::
Business Leaders of Colors is a network of small business owners committed to social justice. The network was created to level the playing field and create a cooperative space for commerce that will serve the under-served and underrepresented busines...

Memory Lab One-on-One

August 27, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Local History Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Local History
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Do you have old family photos, film or videos that you would like to convert to a digital format?  Now you can for free at the library!  During this hour long session a librarian will help you use our conversion equipment.  Please reme...