Borrowing Policies

Although the standard loan period is two weeks, loan periods vary depending on the format of the materials and the owning library. Be sure to check your receipt to determine the due date for each item.

  • Books owned by the Uniontown Public Library may be borrowed for two weeks, with a maximum of two renewals.
  • New fiction books are first available as rental books for 20¢ per day. The total is to be paid when the book is returned.
  • DVDs owned by the Uniontown Public Library may be borrowed for one week, with a maximum of two renewals. Limit of three DVDs at a time per family.

As long as there are no holds placed on an item, most library materials can be renewed. You may renew materials using your online account or by contacting the library directly.

Interlibrary Loans

Occasionally neither the Uniontown Public Library nor any of our WAGGIN partners will have the item you want. In that case, you can use Interlibrary Loan to borrow materials from outside of our network. Audio cassettes and CDs, as well as books and magazines, can be borrowed through the Interlibrary Loan program.

Talk to one of our staff members in person, by phone, or email. We will help you locate the item or items you desire.

Most loans need to be returned to the Uniontown Public Library within one month of their arrival so that they can be sent back to the library of ownership.

Return of Materials

Library material may be returned to the Uniontown Public Library or to any library in WAGGIN. If you intend to return a book and find that our library is closed, there is a book drop located on the side of the building facing Jefferson Street.

Specialty materials, such as items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan, must be returned the Uniontown Public Library or to the specific library from which the item was borrowed.

Overdue Materials and Fines

When you borrow materials, please check your receipt or ask a staff member to confirm the date that they are due back. You may also check your due dates via your online account.

Should you keep items past their due date, a fine of 20¢ per day will be assessed. The maximum fine will be $5.00 per item.

If you were not notified about a late item in your possession, it could be because your contact information is out of date. Please inform the library of any phone, email, or mailing address changes.

Blocked Status

As a Uniontown Public Library card holder, your borrowing status may be blocked for one of the following reasons:

  • You have 10 or more items overdue on your account,
  • You have more than 20 items checked out on your account,
  • You have $20.00 or more in fines, OR
  • Your card has expired.

If there are any fines on your account, you may also be blocked from using some of the library’s online services. At this time, rental fees are counted as fines and may inadvertently block patrons from renting e-books and other digital materials. Please contact the library if you encounter any problems.