Curbside Information

Contactless curbside pickup for previously placed available holds is available the following hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 12 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm

How Do I Use Curbside Pickup?

Contactless curbside pickup is available for library users who have holds waiting for them. When you have been notified that your hold is available for pickup, you can follow the steps below if you do not wish to come into the Library to pick it up.

  1. Call the Library at 215.672.4362 and choose option 3. Please have your Library card number ready.
    During the call, the Library staff will verify your name and that you have holds waiting for you. They will get those items and check them out to you.
    If you have over $10 in charges on your account, you will need to pay by credit card before we can check the items out to you.
  2. Staff then bag the items and attach the holds slip to the bag.
  3. The bag, with the holds slip, will be placed on a table outside the Main entrance to the Library. This process will take 5-10 minutes after the call ends.
  4. If you are going to pick the items up later the same day, staff will place the bag on the table 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.

Things to Note

  • Please give 5-10 minutes for your items to get to the table. If you call from the parking lot, please be patient.
  • Please be mindful of the hours for curbside listed above. These differ from the Library’s open hours and curbside is not available past 4:30 pm.
  • Any items that are not picked up by the time curbside service is done for the day will be brought inside. You must come into the Library to pick the items up.
    If items are not picked up by closing time, they will be checked in from your account and returned to the shelf/owning Library/next person in the holds queue.
  • We reserve the right to suspend pickup at any time for any reason. During inclement weather, this service might not be available.

Children and Teen Programs


 The Warminster Township Free Library youth staff offer many educational and fun opportunities for children from birth to age 18. We also have a wide array of fiction and nonfiction books, films and music in print and online formats for our children and teens. The staff is devoted to providing information children, teens, and parents need to grow and learn throughout their lives.

While encouraging our youth to read is the cornerstone of what we do, we also offer programs that foster imagination, innovation, creativity and building social relationships through music, art, science, history & more! At the Warminster Library, children and teens can explore new passions, interests, and ideas that can help them be the adults of tomorrow.

For more information check out our programs below or contact us. 

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► Reading Programs

Please check back with us in June for our Summer Reading Programs

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Details
  • Suggested for ages 2 to 6 with a caregiver.
  • Registration is required. You may sign up for as many classes as you are able. You must register for each date separately.
  • Sign up as a family group, not for each individual child.
Safety Guidelines for indoor programs
  • Masks are ptional, physical distancing recommended for all children ages 2+
  • Physical distancing is REQUIRED. Please stay at least 6 feet away from those not in your family group or pod.
  • Bring your own blanket, towels, or mats to use for seating on the floor in our large meeting room.
If you would like to register for an event please click here.

► School-Age Programs
















































If you would like to register for an event please click here.

► Teen Programs



















If you would like to register for an event please click here.

► Teen Volunteering Opportunities

We have volunteering opportunities for ages 13-17 all year round. Limited spots available. Please fill out our Fall-Spring Volunteering Application and submit to Ann Duffy (duffya@buckslib.org).

There have been some changes to volunteering requirements. All volunteers must have their Teen Application, PA State Police Clearance , and Child Abuse Clearances completed prior to starting. An FBI fingerprinting clearance is only required for those volunteers who have not lived in PA for 10 or more years.

Please direct any questions with regards to Teen Volunteers to Ann Duffy [duffya@buckslib.org]



► Children and Parent Resources




  • If you do not have reliable internet or a computer, we have paper logs available for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. These paper logs can be printed and used to track your progress before you add the information online or the entire program can be done using these paper logs.
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Paper Logs

► Reading List



Getting A Library Card

A library card is free to all Bucks County residents and may be used at all member libraries of the Bucks County Free Library system. When you borrow materials from the library, you are responsible for the proper care and return of all items and any fines and fees incurred. Your agreement also includes notifying the library of all changes to your information, including name, address, e-mail address, phone number or any other personal data. Your Bucks County Library card allows you to:

  • Borrow books, DVDs, music, museum passes, and more
  • Download eBooks and audiobooks
  • Place holds and reserve items
  • Search articles and databases

To get a library card, apply in person with:

  • Valid photo ID card
  • Proof of current address if not shown on your identification
  • If you live outside of Bucks County, you will need a current library card from your local library with an Access PA sticker
  • Anyone under the age of 14 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the application and accept responsibility
  • Questions? Phone the Library at 215.672.4362

Renewals, Loan Periods, and Fines

Lost Library Card

  • To prevent and limit misuse, library card holders should notify the library if their card is lost or stolen as soon as possible. The card will then be immediately suspended. Card holders will be responsible for materials checked out up to the time the library is notified.

Library Forms/Documents

Downloads


Category: Library


Research and Learning

Power Library Network  – Sponsored by the Pennsylvania state library, a comprehensive collection of research databases

 

 

Ancestry – Census and other historical records (in library use only)

 

 

Ask Here PA – Chat now with a real librarian for help on any topic. We’re open 24/7!

 

 

BrainFuse – Live online tutoring

 

 

Science Reference Center – Science-oriented full text references, images, and videos for children.

 

 

Heritage Center – Census data, Revolutionary War records, name catalogs, and more

 

 

Let’s Play School –  is a fun, online badge program that prepares your child for school

 

 

LinkedIn Learning – Online video classes from beginner to expert in productivity software, technology, business, and design

 

 

NoveList – Search tool for finding new and recommended books for adults, teens, and children

 

 

ABC Mouse – More than 10,000 fun-filled learning activities—including more than 1,200 of them in Spanish—that cover reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music (ages 2-8+).

Download and Streaming

The following resources are funded by Bucks County Free Library through the support of the Hamilton G. Disbrow Trust: Brainfuse, Consumer Reports, Lynda.com, Morningstar, NewsBank, and The New York Times

BookFlix – Classic online storybook videos and non-fiction books on the same topic for children ages 4-8 – click here

 

cloudlibrary – Fiction and non-fiction e-books and audio downloads for children and adults. – click here

 

 

Hoopla – Borrow free video, music, and audiobooks with your library card – click here

 

 

Consumer Reports- Read reviews on thousands of products.  – click here

 

 

Morningstar- Comprehensive financial information on stocks, funds, ETF’s and more – click here

 

 

NewsBank- Access to real time articles from local newspapers including Courier Times, The Intelligencer, Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Morning Call. – click here

 

 

The New York Times- Access to real time news present day to 1981 and archives available between 1851-1922. Each session will expire after 24 hours – click here

 

 

Watch over 30000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons. – click here

 

 

Access to unlimited articles and a four year archive of the paper. It also includes an e-replica of the day’s paper and informative videos and podcasts. – click here

 

 

Borrow digital magazines for children and adults with your library card. – click here

 

 

Adult Programs

Welcome to the Warminster Township Free Library’s Adult Programs. 

For additional information on programs, contact the Information Services Desk at 267-317-1333.

Upcoming Adult Programs

 

Policies

The Warminster Township Free Library is an independent community library. We are a member of the Bucks County Library District and we work in concert with other Bucks County Public Libraries to enforce library policy. Please visit the Bucks County Library System website for a complete list of Bucks County Public Library policies

All Library-specific policies have been approved by the Warminster Township Library Board.

Bucks County Library District Policies

BCLD libraries all follow the same Circulation and Computer Use policies. Please see the Bucks County Free Library website for most recently updated policies: https://buckslib.org/policies

Circulation

Borrowing and Renewing
Claims Returned
Fines & Fees
Fine and Fee Schedule
Library Cards
Proof of Identity and Residency
Lost & Damaged
Material Recovery
Holds
Interlibrary Loan
Privacy
Use of Patron Data

Computer Use

Computer & Acceptable Internet Use Policy
Social Networking Guidelines

Collection Maintenance

Collection Management and Selection

Library-specific Policies

General

Library Behavior
Unattended Children
Meeting Rooms

Services

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The library provides patrons with free Wi-Fi and computer use! There are 10 computers available for library card holders. For our younger patrons, we have 4 iPads preloaded with children’s apps and a fun new interactive wall with educational games!

Faxing: $1.75 for the 1st page & $1.00/additional page
Scanning: Free

 

Tech Help, Device Support, & How To

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Schedule a one-on-one with a Warminster Information Services staff member to get help with your Kindle, iPad, Android, or any other device you may be having trouble with. Call 215-672-4362 to set up an appointment (in person service not available at this time).

How To


      Hoopla
 
         
   Kanopy
     
      Cloud Library

Museum Passes

  • Free for Warminster/Ivyland residents with a library card in good standing
  • Non-residents: check out a pass for $5 or join Friends of the Warminster Library for a $10 annual fee
  • Check out one pass at a time for 3 days
  • Passes can only be reserved the day of checking out the pass if it’s available on the shelf at time of request.
  • List of Museum Passes and Program Guidelines
 

 

GlenCairnMuseum

ElmwoodParkZoo

 

BucksCountyChildrenMusuem

 

 

AcademyofNaturalSciences

PearlSBuck
PennMuseum
 
 

STEM Kits
Looking for some fun science activities, books, and videos for younger children? Check out our 6 new STEM Kits. Each kit comes with a toy, activity, or game , a book about the topic, and a video.

  • Coding STEM Kit [Ages 6-12]
  • Animal STEM Kit [Ages 3-8]
  • Plant STEM Kit [Ages 3-8]
  • Insects and Bugs STEAM Kit [Ages 3-8]
  • Magnets STEM Kit [Ages 4-10]
  • Oral Health STEM Kit [2-5]

Early Literacy Kits

Looking for some fun activities, books, and videos for younger children? Check out our 5 early literacy kits designed for our youngest patrons. Each kit comes with a variety of activities, games, books and more. 

  • Early Literacy Kit #1: Narrative Skills
  • Early Literacy Kit #2: Letter Knowledge
  • Early Literacy Kit #3: Phonological Awareness
  • Early Literacy Kit #4: Vocabulary
  • Early Literacy Kit #5: Socio-Emotional Development

Mobile Hotspots
Need internet on the go? We now offer internet hotspot devices for check out to adult (18 years or older) Bucks County Library card holders, whose cards are in good standing. Each devices is capable of connecting up to ten wifi enabled devices (phones, laptops, tablets, etc.). Each hotspot has an unlimited data plan. Devices can be check out for one week and can get renewed one time. Click here to view additional information. Contact the Information Services Desk for questions.

Roku Streaming Sticks
The library now has two Roku Streaming Sticks for check out. Each device can be checked out for one week and renewed one time. One Roku is designated a Youth Roku and is loaded with G and PG rated movies. The other Roku is designated an Adult Roku and is loaded with movies will all ratings. In addition, the Adult Roku has Hulu. Stop by or call the Information Services Desk for additional information. Channels include:

  • Vudu (preloaded with movies)
  • Crunchyroll
  • Free Family Channel
  • Pluto TV
  • The Roku Channel
  • Sony Crackle
  • TED/TED Talks
  • Tubi
  • Youtube TV
  • Hulu (only available on the Adult Roku)
  • Disney Plus (only available on the Adult Roku)
  • ESPN Plus (only available on the Adult Roku)