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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 14 years old must have a parent/legal guardian present to register for a library card. Said parent/legal guardian must have their own valid MLNV 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 7 DVDs, including up to 2 new items, per household. The following items also have limits:

Video games – 2 per person

Museum passes – 1 per household

Ukuleles – 1 per household, adult borrowers only, with signed borrower agreement

WiFi hotspots – 1 per household, adult borrowers only, with signed borrower agreement

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
  • Ukuleles: 7 days

Book Drop

Items become overdue the day after their due date, 30 minutes prior to the library opening. The outdoor book drop is open 24/7, and is located a few paces before the main building entrance. Board games, discovery kits, hot spots, and certain video items may not be returned in the book drop, and must be returned inside the building during open hours.

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.

Fines

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.

The library will collect fines for overdue hotspots and ukuleles, and will charge a fee if cake pans are returned dirty.

Patrons who lose or damage an item they have borrowed will be charged the full price of the item.

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 up to 3 times to avoid an overdue account block 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 varies and depends on: the availability of the item from another library, the availability of the item to ship via a postal service, and the length of time it takes for item to be processed at our library. 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. Copies may also be made by a staff member behind the circulation desk.

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

Scanning: No charge, donations welcome

 

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 click here.

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

The Library offers technology appointments to patrons who need quick help with specific technology issues. This includes problems with emails, filling out forms, typing document, etc. These appointments run for 30 minutes, and are not a substitute for major computer help or troubleshooting. We cannot guarantee every problem will be fixed, but we will always do our best! To make a tech appointment with one of our volunteer helpers, call the library at 610-759-4932 or stop in. Walk-ins will be accepted if no one else has scheduled an appointment. Schedules for tech appointments are as follows:

Tuesdays at 4:oopm and 4:30pm

Every other Thursday at 11:00am and 11:30am

For questions, please contact the Technology Department. 

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.

To read a copy of out Meeting Room Policy, please click here.

The library’s policy is built to align with the values of the American Library Association and Library Bill of Rights. All groups must agree and comply with the policy before access to a meeting room will be granted.

For more information on scheduling and fees, please contact Executive Director Holly Bennett at [email protected] or at 610-759-4932 x. 6.

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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 are offered on occasion. Please contact archivist Anneliese Warnke with any specific questions regarding the building’s history and features.

Government and Tax Forms

Register to Vote!

Click Here to register to vote online.

OR

Click on the following links to download the printable voter registration form in the following languages: English, Española, or 中文

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

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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
610-820-2400

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
610-867-3761

Easton Area Public Library
515 Church Street
Easton, PA  18042
610-258-2917

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

Mary Meuser Memorial Library
1803 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042
610-258-3040

Northampton Area Public Library
1615 Laubach Avenue
Northampton, PA 18067
610-262-7537

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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.

 

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3D Printing

The Nazareth Library is now offering our 3d printing service to the public!

To request a print, hit the button below to get started. You do not need a library card to make a request. Before a request is made, please read the 3D print Policy (below).

Accepted File Types

  • 3D models
    • 3MF File or UltiMaker Cura Project (.3mf)
    • AMF File (.amf)
    • COLLADA Digital Asset Exchange (.dae)
    • Compressed COLLADA Digital Asset Exchange (.zae)
    • Open Compressed Triangle Mesh (.ctm)
    • STL file (.stl)
    • Stanford Triangle Format (.ply)
    • Wavefront OBJ File (.obj)
    • X3D file (.x3d)
    • glTF Binary (.glb)
    • glTF Embedded JSON (.gltf)
  • ImagesBMP image (.bmp)
    • GIF image (.gif)
    • JPEG image (.jpeg)
    • JPG image (.jpg)
    • PNG Image (.png)

3D Print Policy

3D- Printer Policy (09-08-23)

  • A $5 fee will be charged to submit a file for 3D printing. Additionally, the customer will be charged $0.10 per gram (10 cents per gram) of material used, including supports.
    • o    All costs are payable when the item is picked up.
  • Patrons may select one of our stock prints or submit a design of their own.
    • The library reserves the right to approve or deny any 3D print requests.
    • Slicing: Patrons may not slice their request themselves but may specify any special print settings when the request is made. If no specific settings are requested, library staff will use our default settings:
      • 0.1 mm layer height, 20% infill, 200°C printing temperature, 60°C build plate temperature, 50.0 mm/s print speed.
      • The final print time may not be more than seven (7) hours. If the file submitted is projected to take longer than seven hours, staff members will contact the patron to resolve the issue.
  • The 3D printer may be used only for lawful purposes. Library patrons may not create materials that is:
    • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
      Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
    • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights, e.g., a 3D printer may not be used to reproduce objects which are protected by a copyright, patent or trademark.
    • Acceptance of customer designs to be printed on the 3D printer by library staff does not constitute knowledge, or acknowledgment, of any unapparent final use of the 3D product and the library specifically disclaims knowledge thereof.
  • The library is not responsible for the functionality or quality of content produced on the 3D printer. Refunds are not permitted.
  • 3D print sales are final, subject to four exceptions:
    • If a print fails due to a printer or setup issue, the failed print is not charged and will be reprinted.
    • If a print is of unacceptable quality to the staff member printing it, the failed print is not charged and will be reprinted.
    • If a print fails due to printer inability (small parts failing to print, insufficient bridging, etc.), the patron may decide to either cancel their order at no charge or to pay additional material costs for subsequent print attempts.
    • If a print is of satisfactory quality to the staff member printing it, but the patron considers it to be of unacceptable quality, the patron may cancel their order at no materials cost, but still pays the print request fee.
  • Only designated library staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.
  • The library reserves the right to photograph any 3D printed items and use those photographs at our discretion.
  • Files can be sent with the following formats:
    3D models

    • 3MF File or UltiMaker Cura Project (.3mf)
    • AMF File (.amf)
    • COLLADA Digital Asset Exchange (.dae)
    • Compressed COLLADA Digital Asset Exchange (.zae)
    • Open Compressed Triangle Mesh (.ctm)
    • STL file (.stl)
    • Stanford Triangle Format (.ply)
    • Wavefront OBJ File (.obj)
    • X3D file (.x3d)
    • glTF Binary (.glb)
    • glTF Embedded JSON (.gltf)
  • Images
    • BMP image (.bmp)
    • GIF image (.gif)
    • JPEG image (.jpeg)
    • JPG image (.jpg)
    • PNG Image (.png)