Your EAPL library card gives you access to even more items!

How many items?
Over 1.4 MILLION and counting!

We are excited to announce the formation of the Multi-District Lehigh Valley Pocono Library Partnership, a partnership of 26 library outlets across Carbon County, Lehigh County, Monroe County, and Northampton County. These public libraries now directly share physical resources, such as books, DVDs, CDs, and other library materials.

Together, thanks to partnerships with all of our partner libraries, we’re proud to offer our patrons unprecedented access to an incredible number of items—more than 1.4 MILLION—from across the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos. We can’t wait to see what the future holds and which libraries we’ll begin resource sharing with next!

From Erin Morrow, our District Consultant:

One of our main goals as a library is to find ways for our patrons to quickly and easily access the items they want. Because every library can't own every title, the only way to do this is to create partnerships with other libraries. Interlibrary loan is a great option because it allows us to reach out across the country to find the right item, but it can take weeks for those requests to be filled since the items need to be shipped from the owning library.

By expanding our local partnerships, we're able to use our internal delivery network to access library materials from 26 library outlets across the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos. Now, our patrons can access many of the titles they're looking for in just a few days. It's also a great option for book clubs because they can access many more copies of popular titles.

Visit our website for more information about our partner libraries and the formation of this partnership:
Borrowing from EAPL

Borrowing resources from our partner libraries couldn’t be easier! All you need to do is search our online catalog, place a hold, and wait for us to contact you when your item arrives.

To search for items from our partner libraries, visit our catalog and select Multi-District Lehigh Valley Pocono under the LIBRARY drop down menu.
Most items arrive within three business days.

Questions? Contact our Reference Desk by phone at 610-258-2917 x307 or via email by clicking here.
More Special Announcements
Can You Find a Golden Ticket at EAPL?

Find a Golden Ticket at our Main Library or Palmer Branch and win a prize! A total of 8 Golden Tickets will be hidden between the Main Library and Palmer Branch and can only be discovered upon checkout. Each location will have Golden Tickets in one adult book, one teen book, one children’s book, and one DVD. Check out a winning item and receive a special edition EAPL keychain set.

Open to all ages!
Spring Book Sale
April 24 - 29, 2024

Don't miss our Spring Book Sale! We have a wide selection of gently used donated Books, CDs, DVDs, and Audiobooks. CASH AND CHECK ONLY. NO ATM AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY. Located at the Main Library, lower level.

Thursday, April 25, 3:00 - 7:00pm
Friday, April 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 27 (half-price day), 10:00am - 2:00pm
Monday, April 29 (bag sale day), 2:00 - 6:00pm

PREVIEW SALE FOR FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - Wednesday, April 24, 4:00 - 7:00pm. Pay a $10 admission fee or Become a Friend – Applications are available at the Main Library, Palmer Branch, and online at

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