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Shamokin and Coal Township 
Public Library


Library Hours

Winter Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Summer Hours - June July August

Monday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Sunday Closed


Library Cards

Any resident of the Shamokin Area School District is eligible for a free library card.   To obtain a card, you must furnish a driver's license/photo ID or other acceptable proof of residency. Children must be in first grade or above to receive a library card.

Our Library does participate in the AccessPA statewide library card program and will honor cards from other Pennsylvania libraries providing they have a blue AccessPA sticker.


Loan Period

All children's material

Two Weeks
Audiocassettes, most fiction, and nonfiction Two Weeks
Best-selling fiction Two Weeks
Videotapes and DVDs Two Days
Music CDs Two Weeks



Patrons can renew their books, magazines, and audiocassettes for another two-week period by coming into the Library or calling (570) 648-3202.  Any item which is on reserve for another patron cannot be renewed.

Reserve Materials

If an item is out in circulation, you can reserve it by filling out an orange reserve card.  You will be notified when the item you requested is returned.

If there are other patrons waiting for the same item, you will be called when it is your turn.

Interlibrary Loan

If the Library does not own the item you are looking for, we will try and get it for you from another library.  All interlibrary loan requests are filled through our District Center Library in Pottsville, and deliveries are made every Thursday afternoon.

Fines / Fees
Overdue two week materials 10 per day
Videotapes and DVDs $2.00 per day
Replacement library card $1.00


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