Borrowing & Fees

If you live in the Souderton Area School District, you can join the library by completing an application and showing proof of current address.

Anyone under age 18 needs a parent or guardian to sign the application.

If you live outside the Souderton Area School District, you may borrow materials from IVPL by using a valid library card with a blue ACCESS-PA sticker (the statewide library card program).

Borrowers are responsible for overdue fines and lost or damaged materials checked out to them.  Parents or guardians are responsible for materials borrowed by their children.

IVPL cards are honored in all Pennsylvania libraries participating in the ACCESS-PA program.

Length of Loans

3 weeks:  Books, children’s cassettes, toys, audio books, CD’s
2 weeks:  Interlibrary loans
1 week:   Videos & DVD’s, magazines, pamphlets, circulating encyclopedias, rental books

Fines for Overdues

(effective 1/2/18)

Adult and YA materials 25 cents/day, maximum $8.00
Juvenile materials 15 cents/day, maximum $2.00
Videos  & DVDs $1.00/day, maximum $8.00
Rental Books 25 cents/day, maximum $8.00
Interlibrary loans 25 cents/day, maximum $8.00

Interlibrary Loan

No fee.    $5.00 per item to search outside of Pennsylvania (plus any fees required by the lending library).
(effective 1/1/14)


IVPL or district materials No fee
Items beyond state network $5.00 per item

Lost Items

The cost of the item will be charged, plus a $3.00 processing fee.
The cost of a lost video case is $3.00.
The cost for a lost and damaged bar code is $3.00.

Nonprint Materials and Rentals

Books-on-tape/Books-on-CD (effective 1/2/18) FREE
Adult Feature Film DVDs (effective 1/2/18) FREE
Adult Non-Fiction DVDs (effective 4/1/07) FREE
Adult Feature Film Videos (effective 1/2/18) FREE
Adult Non-Fiction Videos (effective 4/1/07) FREE
Juvenile Feature Films and Series – DVDs (effective 1/21/16) FREE
Juvenile Feature Films and Series – Videos (effective 4/1/07) FREE
Juvenile Non-Fiction DVDs and Videos (effective 4/1/07) FREE
Rental books $1.50 for 1 week loan

Lost Cards

Your library card is free.
Replacement cost for lost card:
-First Replacement $3.00
-Additional Replacements $5.00

Prints and Copies

Computer prints 15 cents per page black & white
25 cents per page color
Black & White copies 15 cents/page, 8 1/2 x 11
25 cents/page, 11 x 17
Color copies 25 cents / page, 8 1/2 x 11


$2.00 every 1-5 pages outgoing
$2.00 every 1-5 pages incoming

Exam Proctoring

$25.00 per exam