Borrowing Information

Residents of Adams County who are 18 or older may register for a free Community Borrower card by filling out an application at the library’s Check Out Desk. Residents of Adams County ages 14-17 may apply for a Community Borrower card if a parent or guardian cosigns the application form. Community Borrowers can become a Friend of the Library by making an annual $50 donation which grants DVD and CD check-out privileges.

Students and faculty of the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, ACLCP schools, PALCI schools, or Mount St. Mary’s may apply for a library card by filling out an application and presenting a current college ID at the library’s Check Out Desk. Patron accounts for these groups are valid for one year.

Community Borrowers and borrowers from affiliated schools and institutions may not check out items on reserve for Gettysburg College courses.

The full list of all patron types and borrowing information can be found near the bottom of the My Library Account & Borrowing Information page.

Borrowing Information

Patron Type Books DVDs CDs # of Items Loaned # of DVDs Loaned eBook Access ILL
Community Borrower 28 days n/a n/a 20 n/a No No
Friend of the Library 28 days 7 days 7 days 20 10 @ a time No No
ACLCP 28 days n/a n/a 20 n/a No No
Lutheran Seminary 28 days 7 days 7 days 20 10 @ a time No No
PALCI 28 days n/a n/a 20 n/a No No
Mount St. Mary's 28 days n/a n/a 20 n/a No No

Overdue and Replacement Fees

Material Overdue Replacement
Books $0.25 per day per book Minimum of $80
Reserve Items $0.50 per hour per item Minimum of $80
DVDs $1 per day per DVD Minimum of $50
CDs $1 per day per CD Minimum of $50