Library Policies for LVCIL Patrons

Borrowing Privileges
Members of the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) will be accorded borrowing priveleges for the Trexler Library at no cost, and are welcome to use any of the resources, collections, and services located within the library facility. The following procedures are necessary to allow LVCIL members to obtain such priveleges:

  • LVCIL members will show a current membership card at the Circulation Desk and will complete an application form, supplying name, address, telephone number, and social security number.
  • LVCIL members will receive a barcoded library card which will be renewable each year when a current CITICIL membership card is shown.
  • LVCIL members must have their Muhlenberg Library card to borrow materials from the Library.
  • LVCIL members will receive borrowing priveleges equivalent to those of town patrons, with the exception that they may borrow videos from the collection. The loan period for books is three weeks, with one renewal. Fines are $.25/day. The loan period for videos is three days, with one renewal. Fines are $2.00/day.
Interlibrary Loan
The Trexler Library will not process interlibrary loans for LVCIL members. Interlibrary loan service is available through all public libraries. Government Document Depository Trexler Library is a federal depository. Government documents are, for the most part, accessible through the library's on-line catalog. Depository documents are shelved in open stacks and are available during the library's normal service hours. The loan period for government documents is one week, with one renewal. Fines are $.25/day. Information from the National Council on Disabilities, the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, the Human Resources Administration, and other federal agencies and divisions working with Americans with disabilities are readily available in the collection or on-line on GPO Access. Reference Services Trexler Library will provide reference service to LVCIL members, including access to our electronic databases on the web and in CD-ROM. These resources include Academic Search Premier, PAIS, PsycInfo, and Sociological Abstracts. Unfiltered Internet access is available on most of the PC's in the library, but some electronic databases are passworded. Ask for assistance at the Reference Desk. For additional information call 484-664-3600.