Borrowing Policies

Although the standard loan period is two weeks, loan periods vary depending on the format of the materials and the owning library. Most materials will be automatically renewed two weeks after the initial check-out and again two weeks after that UNLESS there is a HOLD on the material. After six weeks and the material hasn’t been returned – you will receive a Bill Notice. Don’t panic – if you haven’t lost the item(s) – return them. You may check on your materials using your online account or by contacting the library directly (724-437-1165).

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. CDs and DVDs, as well as books and magazines, can be borrowed through the Interlibrary Loan program.

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, they are considered overdue when they are not returned by the end of the six weeks that they have been checked out to you. Depending on the material and the lending library, items are checked out for two weeks initially. They are then automatically renewed for two weeks and again for two weeks (6 weeks). You will received a “BILL” for materials not returned after that six week period. All of this changes if there is a HOLD on the item. You may check on your materials using your online account or by contacting the library directly.

If you were not notified about an unreturned item in your possession, it could be because your contact information is out of date. Please update 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 overdue (unreturned) items on your account,
  • You have more than 20 items checked out on your account,
  • Your card has expired.


If there are any overdue unreturned material on your account, you may also be blocked from using some of the library’s online services. Please contact the library if you encounter any problems.