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.

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

Roblox Party

January 21, 2019
10:30am - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids (5-12)
Program Type: Other
About this event::
Kids ages 8 - 12 are invited to drop in for a day of all things Roblox. Virtual explorers will create adventures, play games, role play, and learn with their friends in a family-friendly, immersive, 3D environment. ...

Mantra Meditation

January 21, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Schwarz Jacobson Meeting Room
Event Description
Hare Krishna mantra (chanting) meditation...

Makerspace OPEN HOURS

January 21, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens (13-17)
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!...

3-D Printing Lab

January 21, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
About this event::
Join us in our new makerspace for 3-D printing lab, where participants can bring in their 3D model files and bring them to life using one of our state-of-the-art 3D printers. Participants should bring their files (.STL or .OBJ) on a flashdriv...

One-on-One Tech Help

January 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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
Seats Remaining: 0
About this event::
Book a librarian for help with digital downloads or computer basics.  Please describe what you would like to help with in the "How did you hear about this event?" field. ...