Ligonier Valley Library
120 West Main Street ~ Ligonier, PA 15658
Phone number: 724-238-6451   |   Fax number: 724-238-6989


General Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday : 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Friday & Saturday : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays & most holidays

Closed the Friday & Saturday
of the Fort Ligonier Days Festival

Pennsylvania Room Hours:
(Hours are subject to change)

Monday: 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm



Main Library Email: lvlibrary@wpa.net
 Janet Hudson, Library Director: lvldirector@wpa.net
Linda Norris, Children's Librarian: lvlkids@ligonierlibrary.org
Shirley Iscrupe, Pennsylvania Room Archivist: lvlparoom@ligonierlibrary.org


Mission Statement

The mission of the Ligonier Valley Library is to provide free, open and equal access to ideas and information to everyone.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a place in the community where people actually want to be.  The library will offer something of value for all residents, from the smallest child to the oldest senior citizen. Whether they choose to read eBooks or print books, use the Internet, attend lectures and classes, participate in activities for children or just need social interaction in a non-threatening environment, our library is willing to adapt to their needs and expectations.

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Strategic Plan

Ligonier Valley Library's Strategic Plan, adopted in July 2012.


Procedure for getting a library card

  • Residents of Westmoreland County are entitled to a free county library card.

  • Any resident of Pennsylvania whose home library is a participant in the Access Pennsylvania program is also eligible for a free county library card - applicant must present photo ID and home library card with Access sticker on it at time of registration.

  • All others pay a yearly annual fee. The current yearly rate is $5.00.

  • For adults and young adults (18 years or older) 1 form of photo ID with current address is required.

  • Children (6 - 17 years) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The accompanying adult must present 1 form of photo ID with current address. They will also need to sign the registration form, and will be responsible for any overdue, lost or damaged materials.

  • Pre-existing library fines with Ligonier Valley Library as well as any other library in the county system that exceed $10.00 must be paid before applying for a county library card.

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Circulation Policies:

  • Reference and most Pennsylvania Room materials do not circulate.

  • Unless otherwise stipulated, all other materials circulate for 2 weeks - these include: books, audiobooks (on cassette or CD), music CDs, videos, DVDs, and Playaways.

  • Every cardholder can take up to 10 of each item at a time through the county system. Children, however, are subject to the rules of their parents or legal guardians on the amount they may circulate at any given time.

  • Fines exceeding $10.00 will cause loss of library privileges, which includes the patrons ability to circulate items as well as use the computers.

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Renewal Policy:

  • Item(s) that belong to the Ligonier Valley Library and that are not on reserve for another patron may be renewed up to 4 times.

  • You can renew your items by stopping in the library, calling (724-238-6451) or visiting to your online patron account. (If renewing online, you will need to have your library card (enter the barcode without spaces) and the PIN (or password) that you gave us at the time of registration.

  • If your library fines exceed $10.00 or your registration has expired, you may not be able to renew online. Contact the library.

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Overdue, Damaged or Lost Item(s) Policy:

  • All Ligonier Valley Library DVDs and VHS tapes (in the Adult and Children's collections) are 25¢ a day overdue.

  • All Ligonier Valley Library Playaways are 25¢ a day overdue.

  • All other Ligonier Valley Library materials (Adult & Children's) are 10¢ a day overdue.

  • If an item is lost or damaged beyond repair, the patron is liable for payment of replacement material. Should this happen, please speak with a member of the library staff and we will be happy to help you.

  • Patrons with unpaid fines for late, lost or damaged materials may be subject to loss of circulation privileges and computer usage.

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Inter-Library Loans (ILLs):

Materials not available in the Westmoreland Library Network's collection that are needed by our cardholders who are in good standing may be requested through Inter-Library Loan (ILL). Newly published books may not be requested via ILL until they have been in publication for six months. Patrons may request only five items at a time.

If obtainable, the materials will be sent to the Ligonier Valley Library.  The patron must return the materials directly to the Ligonier Valley Library.

Responsibility for these materials is the same as for our materials regarding payment for lost items. The fine on overdue ILL materials is $1.00 per day. Length of circulation varies according to the item, the current demand, and the policies of the lending library.

Materials requested through ILL may take a week or two to arrive, depending on a variety of factors such as (but not limited to) demand and the number of copies at the lending library.

Please check the Westmoreland Library Network's Online Catalog (Polaris) before requesting materials through Inter-library loan. If you need help searching the catalog, then we encourage you to ask for our assistance.

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Internet Policy:

  • Patrons who do not have library cards, must bring some form of ID (preferably a driver's license) and add their information to the sign-up sheet.

  • Young adults and children under the age of 18 must have a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian on file with the library.

  • During busy hours, patrons are allowed to use the internet computers for only 20 minutes.

  • Patrons who wish to use their own laptops or devices (such as tablet PCs, Nooks or Kindles) with the library's free Wi-Fi will need to use their library card and PIN to gain access. If you need help logging on, please ask for assistance from a library staff member.

  • Patrons who do not have library cards, but who wish to use our Wi-Fi will need to register at the circulation desk for a guest pass.

Please take a few minutes to read our Internet Use Policy.

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Meeting Rooms - Policies, Fees & Application

Community Room at the Ligonier Valley Library
Ligonier Valley Library's Community Room being used for a library program.

Our meeting rooms are available during normal library hours.

Room Policies (pdf format)

Fees for Use (pdf format)

Use of Room Application (pdf format)

Please call the library at 724-238-6451 or stop by with any questions or to schedule either room.

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Ligonier Valley Library Values Statement

Values are principles or standards that library staff and board members use to guide their actions and decisions.  They express the shared beliefs that provide the foundation of the library profession (intellectual freedom and personal privacy) and define expectations for staff work behavior and articulate the quality of services that the public can expect to receive from the library.

  • We defend the constitutional rights of all individuals, including children and teenagers, to use the library’s resources and services.

  • We protect the privacy of every individual who uses the library.

  • We respect each person who uses the library and each employee of the library.

  • We provide friendly, knowledgeable service and work to meet the expectations of users.

  • We value our community’s diversity and reflect that diversity in all of our services, programs, and collections.

  • We encourage personal initiative, problem-solving, enthusiasm, planning for the future needs, and effective use of technology and other library resources.

  • We work collaboratively within the library, with community organizations and groups, with other public libraries and with elected and appointed officials to achieve common goals.

  • We plan for the future and work to continually improve our services, programs and collections to ensure that we meet the changing needs of our users.

  • We manage the resources entrusted to the library in an ethical and responsible manner.

Adopted by the Ligonier Valley Board of Trustees
May 21, 2012

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