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You may come into the library in person or apply on line. You will need to pick up your card in person with proof of ID and residency. Apply for a PPLC Card Apply for a PPLC Library Card
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Patrons may check their library card accounts online via PALS, the library's catalog. Available information includes items currently checked out, reserves, and fines. When checking your account online, you will need your library card number and PIN, which is usually the last four digits of the telephone number on your account. Patrons may also call the library's circulation department, 727-1525 x114 for this information.
We are just north of the Safety Harbor Spa, a block off Main Street. Directions to the SHPL
Please call us for further information. (727) 724-1525 x101 or fill out a Volunteer Form online. Volunteer Form
The Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation do accept monetary donations. Visit here for information on our support groups.
The Friends Bookstore is located in the library. Large book sales are scheduled quarterly by the Friends. Check the monthly newsletter for announcements.
If the item is available in our local (PALS) catalog at another library in the county, it will be shipped to the library of your choice in about five business days.
In PALs, fifteen (15) items can be placed on hold request, per card holder. Holds on DVDs and audio books are limited to six per card. Please contact the Reference Desk at 724-1525 x4112 for more information.
If the item is no found locally in PALs, an interlibrary loan can be placed upon request. Effective June 1, 2014, the first five Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests per month are free to any PPLC card holder. A $5.00 charge will be assessed for each additional ILL item (over five) received during a calendar month.
The Library allows six claim returns per person, before unreturned items are charged to a patron's account.
Books & Kits - 28 daysNew Books - 14 days Audio Books - 28 days (Limit 25)Music CDs - 14 days (Limit 25)DVDs - 7 days (Limit 16)Magazines - 14 daysYouth Holiday Books - 28 days (Limit 4)Sunshine State Books - 14 days (Limit 4)Youth Non-Fiction - 28 days (4 per subject) Video Games - 7 days (Limit 1)Reading Adventure Backpack - 14 days (Limit 1)Children's Musical Instruments - 28 days (Limit 1)Bicycle Locks - 24 hours (Limit 1)Kill A Watt EZ Power Meter - 14 days (Limit 1)
You can renew items three times, as long as the item is not requested by another patron.
For more information on placing holds, click on the link. Place a Hold
Items may be renewed unless there is a patron hold against the item. Non-renewable materials are children's holiday books, children's electronic game, and MP3 players. DVDs can only be renewed once. You may renew an item at the library, online, or over the phone. If you are renewing online, you will need your library barcode number and password. Your password is typically the last four digits of your telephone number.
Patrons are limited to 60 minutes using the computers if others are waiting. Printing is 15 cents per page for black-and-white prints. Color printing is available for 50 cents per page.
When registering to use a computer, please let the staff know if you have special computing needs.
Wireless access is available throughout the building using your personal laptop computer or other wireless device.
Printing from your personal computer to the library printers is not available. You can send a document to your email address, access it from public computers and then print it.
Documents can be faxed using the Library Document Station in the reference area. This is an outgoing fax service only.
In addition, ILL items not picked up will be assessed a $5.00 fee.
(Note: ILLs are materials ordered from outside the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative.)