Book Donation Policy
The Mars Area Public Library appreciates book donations all year long. Once items are donated, we reserve the right to decide which items are added to the Library’s collection, added to the book sale which benefits the Library, or discarded.
Donated items should never be dropped off outside the library or left after hours of operation.
The Mars Area Public Library only accepts donations of books, CDs, and DVDs in good condition no matter what their age.
we do not accept:
All checkouts are now for two weeks.
All reserved items will be held for 3 days. If a patron does not pick up the item within 3 days, the holds will be cancelled and items returned to the libraries’ shelves.
Items on hold can not be renewed.
Lost materials & fines
The system libraries accept no responsibility for the loss of damage to patron’s property or equipment as a result of the use of any library materials.
30-minute computer use appointments are available! Call the library: 724-625-9048
Type your library card's number, without spaces, into the popup window of whatever library computer you'd like to use. This will give you one hour free of computer use.
If you don't have a card, or don't have it with you, see a staff member about using a guest pass. Please have your ID with you. This will give you one hour free of computer use.
You may request more time if no one else is waiting to use a computer.
printing & copying
You can print from either a library computer or your own thumb drive when plugged into the printer.
If printing from a library computer which you accessed with your library card, you will have to pre-pay at the front desk. Otherwise, please come to the front desk after printing to pay.
You can also copy in black and white or color.
Black and White: $0.10/page
Bring the page(s) you need faxed and the fax number to the front desk. A staff member will be happy to fax for you with our office fax machine.
Cost is based on fax number area code
Toll Free: 800, 844, 855, 866, 877, 888: $0.25/page
Local: 724, 412, and 878: $0.25/page
Non-local PA: 814, 717, 570, 484, 610, 835, 215, 267: $0.50/page
All Others: $1.00/page
Our patron printer can scan to a plugged in thumb drive or to an email.
If you have an already filled out form, please bring it in. Otherwise, please fill out one of our forms, which are near the Keurig just in from the front doors.
Bring your filled out form to the front desk, and we'll be happy to add/update your dog's license, give you a tag, chain link, and paper proof of license.
Please be advised that we round up $0.50 from the cost stated on dog license forms.
2018 board meeting minutes
2019 board meeting minutes
2020 board meeting minutes
Library financial documents are available upon request. Feel free to contact the library director at firstname.lastname@example.org, call, or stop by.