Returning Library Materials

For your convenience, a book return is located at each library location.  Library materials can be deposited at any book return at a public library in Centre County at any time of day.  Materials must be returned to one of our locations on the date due or a late fee will be assessed.

Placing an Item on Hold

If an item is available at a location other than your home library, simply place a hold and request to pick the item up at your home library.  Holds may be placed in person, by phone, or through the web catalog.  There is no fee for this service.  We strongly suggest you sign up to receive email notices for your requests.  This will allow us to process your request more quickly and will save paper.

Online Tools

Power PA Library:

The POWER Library is a service of Pennsylvania's public libraries, school libraries and the State Library. The POWER Library provides access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for people of all ages.

Centre County Info:

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About Us

About Us

Library System Profile:

The Centre County Library and HistoricalMuseumis headquartered in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. We support three library locations (Bellefonte, Philipsburg and Centre Hall), and a county-wide bookmobile.  We also operate a specialized research library and museum focusing on Central Pennsylvaniahistory and genealogy, which is located in the historic Miles-Humes House in Bellefonte, PA. 



            The first public library in Centre County was the direct result of a bequest from Ann Elmira Humes, in her will of 1935. She left her house (the historic Miles-Humes home, built 1814-1815) at 203 N. Allegheny St. in Bellefonte to be used as a library, as long as the community would rally with financial support within a reasonable period of time. 

Locations & Hours

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Centre County Library (Bellefonte)

200 North Allegheny Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-1516


The Centre County Library, its branches, and the Bookmobile provide free library service to all Centre County Residents. 

Library cards issues by any Centre County Public Library will be honored at all public libraries in Centre County.

To receive your free library card, you must provide proper identification and complete an application form.  Bring your card when you visit the library and report any change of address.  A fee of $1.00 is charged to replace a lost card.

Loan Policy:

Downloading Audiobooks and E-books.

To review a list of frequently asked questions about our downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, go here.

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find a book?  We can get it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan!  Any item published more than 6 months ago and not owned by our libraries may be requested through interlibrary loan.  The item will be sent to your home library for you to borrow.  Requests for items should be made several weeks before they are needed.

For Interlibrary Loan, contact the phone number or email for your location:

Borrowing a projector

The Centre County Library & Historical Museum owns the following audiovisual equipment to loan to library card holders with accounts in good standing: