Jenkintown Library is open to the public, and anyone with an ACCESS PA library card can borrow from our collection. Jenkintown borrower’s cards are free and available to residents of Jenkintown Borough, as well as to those who work in the borough. Each card comes with an ACCESS PA sticker, which enables cardholders to borrow materials at public libraries throughout Pennsylvania. If you have a card from another library that is part of ACCESS PA, you can borrow materials from Jenkintown Library.

What is MCLINC?

Montgomery County Library & Information Network Consortium provides access to the online catalogs of 16 library systems throughout Montgomery County and also provides access to your library card account. To search the catalog or access your account, visit MCLINC.


Loan Periods

Books: 3 weeks

Audiobooks: 3 weeks

Music CDs/tapes: 3 weeks

DVDs: 1 week

Magazines: 1 week

Cultural passes: 3 days

Reference: In-library use only


Items checked out will be auto-renewed three days in advance of due date, twice, unless the item is on hold for another patron. If an item has been renewed twice, it must be returned to the library, or renewed in person. Items not on hold can also be renewed by calling the library or by accessing your account via MCLINC. Cultural passes must be returned to the Jenkintown Library Circulation desk. All other materials borrowed from Jenkintown Library can also be returned via the drop boxes or at any MCLINC library branch.

As of 2020, Jenkintown Library no longer charges overdue fines.

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people.  It is a never failing spring in the desert.

-Andrew Carnegie