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

 

 

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
 
      How To
     
   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

GardenStateDiscoveryMuseum

 

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)

Calendar of Events

Meeting Rooms

Because of the COVID pandemic, use of the meeting rooms is suspended until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to the day we can accommodate this service again.


The Warminster Township Free Library has three meeting rooms available for booking events and programs. Please refer to our policies for more information.

Study Room

Capacity: 5 people

Included: white board table, chairs

Cost: $5/hour

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Capacity: 15 people

Included: Large conference room table, Chairs, Blank wall for projecting

Cost: $15/hour

Large Meeting Room

Capacity: 90 people

Included: Tables and chairs to fit the capacity of your meeting, Pull down projector screen

Cost: $30/hour

Please fill out and return the application

If you need any more information about the meeting rooms, please call the Information Services Desk at 215-672-4362

Donate

We have many ways you can donate to help our library

 

Monetary Donations & Elite Benefactors

A donation of $250 or more will be honored with an engraved name plate on our Library Donor Wall displayed in the main lobby. Please contact the library for more information.

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We are grateful for those who volunteer their time to the Library. Right now, because of the COVID pandemic, we are not taking new volunteers, but if you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer Form and mail or drop off at the Library. Someone will get back to you when we begin to take volunteers again.

Holiday and Closures

2021 Holidays & Closed Dates

Date Day Holiday
January 1 Friday New Year’s Day
February 15 Monday President’s Day
April 2 Friday Good Friday
April 3 Saturday Easter Saturday
April 4 Sunday Easter Sunday
May 9 Sunday Mother’s Day
May 29 Saturday Memorial Day Saturday
May 30 Sunday Memorial Day Sunday
May 31 Monday Memorial Day
June 20 Sunday Father’s Day
July 4 Sunday Independence Day
July 5 Monday Observed Independence Day
September 4 Saturday Labor Day Saturday
September 5 Sunday Labor Day Sunday
September 6 Monday Labor Day
October 11 Monday In-Service Training Day
November 24 Wednesday Close Early – 5:00pm
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving
November 26 Friday Day After Thanksgiving
November 27 Saturday Thanksgiving Saturday
November 28 Sunday Thanksgiving Sunday
December 24 Friday Christmas Eve
December 25 Saturday Christmas Day
December 31 Friday New Year’s Eve

About Us

LIBRARY INFORMATION DURING THE PANDEMIC
Our goal is to make your visit to the Library as safe and seamless as possible. In order to do that, please read and understand what the Library staff will be doing. 

  • Details about keeping everyone safe can be found here.
  • Details about curbside service can be found here

The Warminster Township Free Library is an independent Community Public Library and part of the Bucks County Library District. The Library presently has a 7-member advisory board and is governed by the Township of Warminster. Today the Warminster Township Free Library 6 days a week, welcomes 130,000 visitors, has a collection of over 65,000 print materials and over 150,000 electronic items, offers 300+ programs/year, and circulates over 225,000 physical items.

Mission
To inspire lifelong learning by providing a safe and welcoming environment with access to technology and resources for everyone.

History
The Library was founded in 1960 by the Federated Women’s Club of Warminster and housed in a room of the Township Administrative Building with a collection of 2,000 volumes collected from the community. The library was open 10 hours/week from 1962-1964, and moved twice between 1965-1970. The first was into a farmhouse at 265 W. Street Rd and then to a ranch house at 380 N. York Road.

The collection grew to 5,000 items by the end of 1970 and was open 20 hours/week. From 1971-1974 the Library moved to the lower level of the Township Building and then ultimately constructed and moved into its current 15,488 sq. ft. facility at 1076 Emma Lane in 1976/77.

In September 2012, the Library became a Department of Warminster Township.

In 2017, the Library increased hours and added Sundays.

The Library is a proud Gold Star PA Forward Library. Please watch this video to see all that PA Forward has accomplished in libraries throughout the Commonwealth.

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