Library FAQ's

Here are some questions that you may have about the Saegertown Area Library.



What is Saegertown Area Library’s (SAL) Mandatory Mask Wearing Policy?

Every person who enters the SAL building must be wearing a mask or face covering. Patrons who cannot wear a mask due to a disability are then provided with two options.

First option: patron can instead wear a scarf, bandana, or other loose face covering, or a full-face shield instead of a face mask. The library has a very limited number of face shields it will provide if that option is chosen.

Second option: patron can access the services and materials they seek with our Lobby Pick up Service.

  • Patrons can search the library catalog online or call the library directly. The materials will then be checked out using our Lobby Pick up Service.
  • Patrons seeking a library card can apply online and pick it up in the lobby. They can also give their information to a staff member over the phone. A staff member will let them know when their card is ready for lobby pick up.
  • Patrons who need to use the library computers to print materials can e-mail the items to the library or provide a flash drive and a staff member will deliver the printed pages to the lobby.
  • For Wi-Fi access: the library’s signal extends outside the building. Mask-less patrons may access Wi-Fi on their own device outdoors or in their car.

How do I sign up for the Saegertown Area Library’s Electronic Newsletter?

Just send an email to and include your first and last name!

Can anyone check out a book?

Anyone with a current library card from any of the Crawford County libraries may check out a book, magazine, CD, or DVD. If you live in Crawford County and have a current ID, you may get a library card. The first card is free.

How long can I keep a book or magazine?

Circulating books and periodicals are checked out for 14 days. If no one has a hold on the item, it can be renewed up to two times for 14 days each.

How much is the fine for an overdue book?

There is a five day grace period before a fine is assessed. There is then a $0.20 per day fine charged to the patron. There is a maximum fine limit of $6.00.

How long can I keep a DVD?

DVDs are checked out for three days. There is a one day grace period, after which a fine of $1.00 per day will be charged.

What if I lose or damage a library book?

You must pay for the book.  The book money (minus the fine) will be returned if the book is found.

What if I lose my library card?

You may purchase a new one for $2.00.