Full-Service and Limited Service Cards

While most Berks County Public Libraries cardholders may borrow physical and digital materials from all member library locations, there are a few exceptions.

Anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Berks County is eligible for a Full-Service library card. This allows access to physical library materials, countywide digital media services (including OverDrive), and Inter-Library Loans (ILL). If you do not currently have a Full-Service card but live, work, or attend school in Berks County, please visit your local library with proof of eligibility to receive your card.

Limited-Service cards are issued to any Pennsylvania resident outside of Berks County, granting them access to physical library materials with some exeptions for special collections. Those with Limited Service cards may not access digital media services including books available through OverDrive/Libby. Please reach out to your library for questions about eiligibility and access.

The countywide Borrowing Policy provides additional details on Full- and Limited-Service library cards along with information on cardholder privileges.

View the Borrowing Policy on the Using the Library page and the Full- and Limited Service library card details on the Get a Library Card page.


Individual Library Resources

Some libraries in the Berks County Public Libraries System subscribe to digital services reserved for their patrons. These resources are not available for countywide access and may only be utilized by patrons registered to the subscribing library.

These resources may include:

  • Hoopla
  • Odilo
  • A to Z Databases
  • Newsbank





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