Library Card

  • Any resident of Washington, Greene, and Fayette County may register for a free card;
  • A verifiable written form of identification, including current permanent address, is needed to apply for a library card;
  • Children under 16 are eligible for a library card with parental signature and identification;
  • Resident students attending a Washington County college may register for a 1 year library card with proper student identification;
  • Library cards are renewed every 3 years;
  • Library cards are not transferable;
  • Non-residents of Washington, Greene, and Fayette County are welcome to
    • Use their Access PA Library Card
      • OR
    • Register by paying an annual fee;
  • Lost or damaged library cards are replaced for a $2 fee.
  • Lost or damaged computer used cards are replaced for a $1 fee.
  • You must bring your card in order to check items out or to use the public internet computers

Borrowing and Returning

  • Most materials may be borrowed for 14 days;
  • DVD’s may be borrowed for 1 week;
  • Current periodicals are not available for loan;
  • Items may be renewed at the Library, by telephone (724-222-2400 ext. 222), or online up to 2 times;
  • Items may be returned inside the Library or at the Book Drop in the parking lot;
    • PLEASE NOTE: loan periods for currently popular and non-book items may vary;
  • Long-term loans are available upon request.


  • 20 cents ($0.20) a day for a maximum of $5.00;
    • $1 a day with a maximum of $5 for DVD’s.
    • 20 cents ($0.20) a day with a maximum of $5 for paperbacks and periodicals.
    • 20 cents ($0.20) a day for children’s books with a maximum of $5.00.


  • Items not currently available may be reserved at the Customer Service Desk or Online;
  • Notification will be made by email or telephone
  • The item will be held at the Customer Service Desk for 5 days.

Inter-Library Loans (ILL)

  • Materials not owned by Citizens Library may be available from other libraries;
  • Requests for these materials can be made through the ILL desk at 724-222-2400 Ext. 225;
    • a minimum of 1-3 weeks may be necessary for requested materials to be received;
    • renewals are not permitted on ILL items;
    • current items and historical, genealogical, or reference materials are usually not available from other libraries.


  • Metered off street parking is available in a public parking lot on East Wheeling Street.  The meter cost is 75 cents ($0.75) per hour (20 minutes for each quarter).
  • Parking Meters are enforced Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Park Free at parking meters after 5:00 PM on weekdays, all day Saturday, all day Sunday, and Legal Holidays
  • For questions about parking, please call the City of Washington Parking Office at 724-223-4212

Room Rentals

Display Windows

  • Display space is available for exhibits by local clubs, hobby groups, collectors, and schools;
  • For bookings and further information contact Taryn (724-222-2400 ext. 222).


  • Internet computers are available to the public through the Reference Department;
  • Users MUST bring their library card OR computer user card in order to use the computer;
  • Library patron must be in good standing with the Library to use the computers.
  • Lost or damaged computer used cards are replaced for a $1 fee.
  • Users are asked to sign an internet agreement;
  • Users under 18 must have the policy validated by a parent or guardian; in the Children’s Dept. they must have a parent/legal guardian stay with them;
  • Free WiFi service is also available;
  • On-line databases are available through the library on site or from home–see our “Special Resources” section for further information.

Memorial and Honorary Books

  • Memorial/honorary donations for books or to the general fund are available: contact the Customer Service Desk (ext. 222);
  • Items are marked with a gift plate;


  • Printing prepared work: 25 cents ($0.25) a page.
  • Black and White only
  • Prepay at Circulation Desk

Copy Machine

  • A copy machine is available at 25 cents ($0.25) per page.

Public FAX

  • A public fax is available during library hours at the Customer Service Desk;
  • Cost for a fax is $1.00 per page to send or receive (in continental U.S.).