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Library Card

Please click here to learn if you are eligible for a library card from MLNV.

Please click here to learn how to register for a library card online.

Library Card Fast Facts:

  • Your first library card is issued free of charge.
  • You will receive a 3 3⁄8” × 2 1⁄8”card and a keychain card.
  • A $3.00 fee is charged for a lost card.
  • Those between the ages of 2 and 16 years old must have a parent/legal guardian present to register for a library card.
  • Patrons from visiting libraries who participate in the Access PA program are welcome to get a library card at MLNV, free of charge.

As of January 1, 2017, our policy requires patrons to present a library card in order to check out materials. We will be happy to hold your items for you if you have forgotten your library card, or you may replace your card for $3.00. This policy is to protect patron’s privacy. Other libraries may have different policies.

Borrowing Materials

Number of Items Allowed

Each patron may borrow 15 items at a time; there is a limit of 2 videos (DVDs/video games, or any combination of the 2) per household.

Loan Timeframe

You may borrow items for the following timeframes; items denoted with an asterisk (*) can be renewed.

  • Books: 14 days*
  • CDs: 14 days*
  • DVDs: 7 days*
  • Video Games: 7 days
  • Inter-library Loan Materials: 30 days
  • Museum Passes: 7 days
  • WiFi Hotspots: 7 days
  • Board Games: 7 days

Book Drop

Items become overdue the day after their due date, 30 minutes prior to the library opening. Fines do not accumulate on days the library is closed, and the book drop is open 24/7.

Renewing Materials

Not sure when your books are due? Log in to your account and check the due dates! Or, do you already know that date is looming faster than you can finish your book?

The Library offers auto-renewals. When your books (or other materials) are due, the Library will automatically renew them for you. If the materials cannot be renewed for any reason, you will receive an email notification asking you to return them.

Most items can be renewed as long as no one else has the item on reserve. There is a limit to 3 renewals per book, and 1 renewal per DVD.

You can also renew books from your home computer, or call the library (610-759-4932).

Steps to Renewing Materials on your Computer:

  1. Go to My Library Account
  2. Enter your Library Card Number.
    This is the 14-digit number located at the bottom of your library card.
  3. Enter your Password.
    This is the last four digits of the telephone number you have on file.
  4. Click the “Log In” button.
  5. Click “Items Checked Out.”
  6. Click the check box next to the item(s) you’d like to renew.
    Or, click the check box next “Title” to select all items.
  7. Click the “Go” button.
  8. Click “OK” when prompted to renew selected items.
    Your new due dates will be listed!

Reserving Materials

Did you just hear about that great book everyone is reading? Or, maybe that DVD that seems to be checked out all the time? Go ahead and put it on hold from the comfort of your home!

Reserving Materials:

  1. Go to My Library Account
  2. Enter your Library Card Number.
    This is the 14-digit number located at the bottom of your library card.
  3. Enter your Password.
    This is the last four digits of the telephone number you have on file.
  4. Click the “Log In” button.
  5. Enter the name of the book or the author in the Search box.
  6. Click the “Search” button.
    A list of books will be displayed.
  7. Ensure you found the book’s desired format (e.g., book, large print book, audio CD, etc.)
  8. Click the “Place Hold” icon.
    The Place Hold detail screen will be displayed.
  9. Select how you would like to be notified when the book has come in for you.
  10. Click the “Submit” button.
    A screen showing that your hold was successfully placed will be displayed.

Patrons may also call or tell a library worker in person to reserve an item for them.


The Library does not currently collect fines on overdue books.

If you have overdue materials, please consider leaving a small donation. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Lost & Damaged Materials

A registered patron is financially responsible for any lost or damaged item under his/her account, in addition to any incurred late fees.

  • If an item is damaged, please contact the library immediately. Most items can be repaired in house for no charge. Items assessed as irreparable may incur a charge at the library’s discretion.
  • If you think you may have lost an item, you can renew it to avoid increasing your fine while you look for it.
  • If you are certain the item has been lost, please contact the library. Patrons with items marked lost on their account will be charged for the full price of the item. Patrons with unpaid lost item charges will be blocked from borrowing privileges unless they: pay the full price of the item; purchase their own replacement copy for the library; or locate and return the original item.

Privacy of Library Records Policy

The Library specifically recognizes the confidentiality of records related to circulation of Library materials that contain the names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of the in accordance with Pennsylvania law, which states:

Records related to the circulation of library materials which contain the names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of the State Library or any local library which is established or maintained under any law of the Commonwealth of the library of any university, college or education institution chartered by the Commonwealth or the library of any public school or branch reading room, deposit station or agency operated in connection therewith, shall be confidential and shall not be made available to anyone except by a court order in a criminal proceeding.

Click on the Privacy of Library Records Policy for more details.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary loan is a service whereby a patron of one library can borrow books and DVDs that are owned by another library.

If MLNV doesn’t have an item you’d like, you can inquire at the main circulation desk to fill out the request form in person, or you can complete it online.

Processing time is approximately one week. You will be notified when the item has come in for you, average time to receive your item is two weeks from request date.

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Service Costs

Printing: $0.15/page
Color Printing: $0.50/page
All prints are sent to the printer located behind the main circulation desk.

Photocopy: $0.15/page
There is a photocopy machine in our patron computer area.

Fax (Outgoing and Incoming): $1.00/page

Meeting Room: $100/for-profit organizations, $20/for-profit tutors, for more information, please click here

Library Card Replacement: $3.00

Personalized Reading List

Do you love to read, but not sure what your next book will be? We will gladly solve that problem by creating a personalized reading list custom-made for YOU!

Click here to get started!

Newsletter Subscription

The MLNV publishes an online newsletter that is delivered to subscribers each month. If you’d like to sign up for this free service, please call or stop by the library or email Jill Silvius

Click here to view previously published newsletters.

Send concerns to Jill Silvius.

Computers & Technology

As technology continues to play a vital role in providing access to information, our library users’ expectations continue to demand an increased access to technology.

Wireless network (Wi-Fi) is available throughout the building that allows devices such as laptops, tablets, and phones to communicate without internet cords. The library has a number of computers which provide access to the internet, written material in electronic format, and access to the most popular suite of office tools, Microsoft Office.

For children, the Library offers are 4 AWE Learning Stations programmed with fun and educational games and activities. These can be found in the children’s department located on the second floor.

Black/white and color printing are both available.

The library also has scanning and faxing capabilities.

Technology Help Appointments

Having trouble with your computer? Can’t seem to get your email to work on your phone? Need help setting up or learning a new device? The library offers free one-on-one technology help appointments to help with these and any other technology problems you might have.

To schedule an appointment you can call the library at (610) 759-4932, email us, or stop by in person.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays in half-hour increments between 5:00 and 7:00. Appointments are one half-hour each, but if you are seeking more extensive technology assistance, you may contact the library to inquire about extended duration or multiple appointments.

Please note that the Library does not guarantee the resolution of any given technology problem. Some requests may exceed the duration of a single appointment, and some more complex technology issues may exceed the scope of the Library’s resources and ability to assist. In this case, you will either be given the opportunity to schedule another appointment or be directed to resources that you can use to further pursue a solution.

For questions, please contact Kevin Hopf.

Reserve a Meeting Room

Meeting rooms can be reserved without charge to organized non-profit associations, tax supported institutions, and government entities holding a meeting or event that is both open to the public and no fee or donation is charged or solicited for the meeting, materials or services.

Meeting rooms are available for use by for-profit entities (including for-profit tutors) at the rates listed within our Meeting Room Policy.

For more information on scheduling and fees, please refer to our Meeting Room Policy.

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Library Tours

Our beautiful building was once a home, owned by Peter and Katherine Trumbower. Learn the complete and fascinating history of how the Trumbower’s residence became our library, and walk through the rooms to discover how they were used by the family.

Guided tours of our historical building will be offered again in 2022. Keep an eye out for updates!

Government and Tax Forms

Tax Forms

Click on the links below to access forms and publications, and assistance in filling out and filing your federal, state, and local tax forms.

Federal Forms

State Forms

Local Forms

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Government Information

The following are excellent websites containing comprehensive local, county, state and federal government information.

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Test Proctoring

Library Staff will proctor examinations and tests for distance learners if the demands of the student and the institution fall within the criteria listed below and the procedures outlined are followed.

  1. To schedule a test, or for more information, call (610-759-4932 x5).
  2. The examination must be taken during scheduled library hours.
  3. The student is responsible for calling the library to verify that the exam has arrived prior to the exam date. The library will not alert the student. Please call the Circulation Desk (610-759-4932) to confirm.
  4. All mailing charges, photocopying, or other costs associated with the exam are the responsibility of the student.
  5. Library staff will not take the completed exam to the post office, UPS, or FedEx mail drop. We will include the completed exam with our regularly scheduled outgoing mail. The student or institution must provide a self-addressed, postage paid envelope in which to mail the exam.
  6. At the request of the institution, the library will retain a copy of the exam for up to eight weeks. After that time, the copy will be destroyed. There is no charge for these services other than those specified above.

If you have further questions about proctoring, please call 610-759-4932.

Search Other Libraries

The Access sticker on your library membership card gives you borrowing privileges at every library in the state that is part of the Pennsylvania Access system. You may borrow books from any of these libraries and return them at the Nazareth Library. Some of our surrounding local libraries are listed below:

Allentown Public Library
1210 West Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Bangor Public Library
39 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013-2690
610- 588-4136

Bethlehem Area Public Library
11 West Church Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Easton Area Public Library
515 Church Street
Easton, PA  18042

Hellertown Area Public Library
409 Constitution Avenue
Hellertown, PA 18055
610- 838-8381

Mary Meuser Memorial Library
1803 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042

Northampton Area Public Library
1615 Laubach Avenue
Northampton, PA 18067

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Education & Child Care

The Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity is located in Nazareth, PA, and is proud to partner with the following local schools:

Representatives from the library partner in a variety of ways with the following schools (including, but not limited to, Reading Nights, STEM Nights, Math Nights, Carnivals, sharing resources, and classroom tours).

Kindergarten through Eighth Grade

Kindergarten through Third Grade

Fourth through Sixth Grade

Seventh through Eighth Grade

Ninth through Twelfth Grade

Library Testimonials

“I have utilized the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity for most of my life. As a small child I attended Story Hour and Mrs. Bryfogle read books from a beautiful chair. As I got older, I continued to utilize the library for research purposes. This was before computers were so widely used. The basement had LOTS of resources for students and it could become quite full as research papers were due. Now, there are computers for patrons to use, with assistance available if it should be needed. As a parent, I took my son to activities at the library, such as their Summer Reading Project. As an adult I continue to borrow books for pleasure reading. The library has a vast collection of fiction and non-fiction books. The staff continues to acquire new books at they are released (thank you, Mrs. Hartman!). I am particularly grateful for the stickers that tell me the genre of the book, since I am partial to Historical Fiction. There are also plenty of nonfiction books for self-help or other information. The staff are always willing to help in any way possible, whether it be to locate a book in the library, secure a book on interlibrary loan, or make suggestions. The Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity is a treasure and it is located in the beautiful former home of the Trumbower family. Check it out!”
~ Michele Ifkovits

“The Nazareth Memorial Library is an amazing hub of the Nazareth community. The staff is always welcoming, friendly, and helpful. From the times they’ve recommended a book based on another I’d enjoyed to random book talks about our new and recently read I love to see all of the staff! This library is an incredible resource that I doubt few people take full advantage of. I feel like we make a trip there every day and have only scratched the surface of what it offers.”
~ Anonymous

Children’s Programs

“Miss Catherine does a fantastic job with the Children’s Programs. Story time and Shake ‘n Boogie are our two favorites. My son loved it so much that awe started to bring my nephew as well! And, let’s not fail to mention “Touch a Truck” – one of our favorite annual traditions.”
~ Anonymous

“As a mother of two preschoolers, the library is one of our weekly destinations! Story time with Mrs. Kelly has given my kids an exciting literary adventure and we all look forward to checking out some books to take home with us. The children’s floor is inviting, engaging, and a safe environment. We feel lucky to have such a great neighborhood library!”
~ Jackie Kohler, Upper Nazareth

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

“The ability to get books from other libraries has been one of the most helpful resources in my quest to write my own book. I can’t tell you how much time or money I’ve saved because of this program. It’s been exciting to have rare books delivered from around the country right to the library for me to use. Jo Ann Kelly is the best! (She told me not to, but I had to give her the shout-out!)”
~ Jenna C.