Community Users/Courtesy Library Use
PennWest Clarion University Libraries welcome library use by members of the local community and offer courtesy library cards.
Residents of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties are eligible for a card. Other visitors to the Libraries may use on-site services, but may not borrow materials.
The courtesy card is free of charge and is valid for the calendar year in which it is issued. Users must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid driver's license or alternative photo ID, as proof of current address, and also provide a valid e-mail address.
In addition to borrowing materials, community users may use most library services, including library databases, while in the building. (Licensing agreements preclude off-campus use of databases).
Courtesy cardholders are not eligible to sign out laptop computers.
Use of computers in library computer labs requires a user name/password sign-on. University Computing Services requires a separate registration for computer access. This registration may be completed at the Library Circulation Desk.
Community users are encouraged to use local public libraries for InterLibrary Loan
needs; however, University InterLibrary Loan services are available for a fee. Please
refer to the "Interlibrary Loan Community User Policy."