Library Hours –
Monday 10am to 5pm; Tuesday 10am to 8pm; Wednesday 10am to 5pm; Thursday 10am to 8pm; Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday Closed
The Library is located on Firehouse Road in Pocono Pines about an eighth of a mile from Tobyhanna Elementary Center. From Route 940 in Pocono Pines, turn onto Route 423 North near the Sunoco and Maritas II. Turn left onto Firehouse Road (about a quarter mile). Clymer Library will be on the right.
Borrowing Privileges –
Any permanent resident or property owner in Tobyhanna or Tunkhannock townships is eligible to apply for library borrowing privileges at no charge. Verification of LOCAL ADDRESS is required. The following will be accepted as verification of address:
[a] current driver’s license with local address,
[b] check- book with local address imprint, or
[c] a postmarked envelope with your name and local address.
Any temporary resident (i.e. vacationer) of Tobyhanna or Tunkhannock townships may acquire borrowing privileges by paying a $ 20.00 (nonrefundable) annual user fee per individual.
Any resident (permanent or temporary) of any other county in Pennsylvania may acquire borrowing privileges by paying a $20.00 (non-refundable) annual user fee per individual.
Pennsylvania residents may be issued a free card if they have a library card from their home library WITH AN ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA STICKER. Personal identification as well as the home library card need to be presented. Adult cards are issued to persons 18 years and older. Student cards are issued to persons 17 years and younger.
Books, audio tapes and back issues of magazines circulate for two (2) weeks. Items should be returned BEFORE the library closes on the due date to avoid being overdue.
Most videos/DVD’s are loaned (free) to patrons 18 years or older for two (2) days. Overdue fines are $1.00 PER DAY PER VIDEO/DVD. There is a limit of three (3) videos/DVD’s per family. Videos/DVD’s may be returned in the outside book drop. Videos/DVD’s returned after closing on the date that they are due will be considered as returned the next day.
Library materials can be renewed by bringing the items in to the library, by phone, or online. If there are reserves on any item, it may not be renewed. Books and audio tapes may be renewed two (2) times; videos can be renewed one (1) time.
Online renewals are available, click on the online catalog link from any page. Click on Patron Account in the online catalog, – login requires a library card number and password**. Please enter your library card number and password. After logining in select the items out tab and choose which items you want to renew. If there is a hold or if the renewal limit is reached you will not be able to renew that item, please contact the library by phone.
**Paswords can be obtained from the circulation desk when you visit the library.
Overdue Fines –
OVERDUE FINES are .10 cents per item per day on books and audios in both the adult and children’s departments. Fines are calculated on the days that the library is open. Library cards are restricted when they reach $2.00 in fines and fees.
The Clymer Library board enacted a policy to use a collection agency to help encourage patrons with overdue materials to return them to the library. The Library Board voted to pass the cost of this service on to each patron whose account will be handled by the collection agency.
The library will still notify patrons that their materials are overdue and patrons will have ample time to respond prior to being turned over for collection. Unique Management Services has been selected as the collection agency for the library.
Clymer Library is serious about recovering overdue materials. Patrons who do not return materials are stealing from the library. Fortunately, only a very small percentage of patrons using the library do not return materials as agreed. This new policy will not affect the vast majority of patrons who return materials on time.
The library is committed to providing excellent service and having materials available that patrons desire.
Suspended Privileges –
Borrowing privileges will be suspended for unpaid fines, or for lost or damaged material, until either fines are paid or lost/damaged material is replaced. Borrowing library materials implies both privilege and responsibility. Your signature on your application means you accept responsibility for materials that you borrow.
Replacement Charges –
Replacement charges for lost or damaged items will be the list price of the item PLUS a $5.00 processing fee.
Book Drops –
An overnight drop is located by the library entrance for your convenience in returning materials when the library is closed. All materials (including videos) may be returned in the overnight drop. Remote drop boxes are located at the Tunkhannock Township Building and the Blakeslee Post Office.
If the Pocono Mountain School District schools are closed, due to inclement weather the library will be closed. When school is not in session decisions to close will be made by the library.
RETENTION OF LIBRARY PROPERTY AFTER NOTICE TO RETURN
A person shall receive three (3) notices to return library property that is overdue. At least one (1) notice shall be written and shall contain a demand that the property be returned. Overdue notices which are ignored will be followed by a bill for the replacement value of the property PLUS a $5.00 processing fee for each item. Any person who ignores the written notices, and continues to retain library property SHALL BE PROSECUTED. Parents and/or legal guardians are responsible for overdue materials charged-out on student cards.