Using the Library

Using the Library

Library Cards


If you would like to receive a Peters Township Library card, you can fill out a form at the Library Circulation Desk, or fill out our convenient online application, linked below. The library card number you receive from the online application is only good for 60 days - you must visit the library to pick up your physical card and get a permanent card number. If you fail to visit the library within 60 days, your temporary card will be deleted from the system.

A valid photo ID with proof of address must be provided when picking up your library card. Children through age 12 must have a parent sign their application for a library card.


The WAGGIN network is made up of 20 libraries in Washington, Greene, and Fayette counties. Through a web-based catalog and special resources, residents have access to over 800,000 items, shared databases, and free online classes with their WAGGIN Library Card. WAGGIN Libraries strengthen our community by inspiring lifelong learning and promoting literacy and knowledge.

Patrons are required to use a bar-coded WAGGIN library card when checking out materials and for logging onto the library’s computers.

The “pin” number automatically assigned to each card is the last 4 digits of the home phone number.

General Information

Library Materials and Services

Home Delivery

We bring the library to you! The Peters Township Public Library offers delivery to members who are unable to come into the library due to temporary or permanent physical, visual, or other limitations. Library materials are selected, delivered, and picked up by volunteers. The items can include large and regular print books, audiobooks, Playaways, DVDs, CDs, and magazines.

- Are you recovering from a medical procedure?
- Are you a caregiver?
- Do you have mobility challenges?
- Are you unable to drive?

We'd love to bring the library to you! Contact Dianne Finnegan for more information at 724-941-9430 x3170 or

Book Recommendations

Book Bundles (1)

Let us find a bundle of books for your young reader based on their reading level and interests. Complete our online form and we will pull up to 10 books for your reader and place them on hold for you.


Looking to prepare your child for kindergarten and have no idea where to start?  Use our online form to indicate the topics you would like to work on with your child and we will pull the resources for you!

Looking for a few good book recommendations?  PTPL Find-A-Book has got you covered!  Just tell us your three favorite reading genres and possibly the title of a book you recently enjoyed.  Our staff of reading experts will send you our top 3 picks.

(Please note:  This service is geared towards our older readers (Tween to Adult); if you are interested in children's book resources, please check out our Children's Book Bundle or our Express K Pickup request forms.)



A MakerSpace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, create, and build.  They are zones of self-directed learning and their hands-on character, paired with tools and machines, support invention, tinkering, and interaction.

PTPL’s MakerSpace has a variety of equipment—some available on a first-come, first-served basis, some which require staff-member assistance.  Our tools include 3D printers, a sewing machine, an embroidery machine, button-presses, an Accucut machine, and more.  Please visit this page for more information or check out our MakerSpace brochure for a complete listing.


Please read our proctoring policy (located on the form page) in full and verify it complies with your educational institution's requirements before submitting a proctoring request form.  Test proctoring at the library is by appointment only and subject to staff availability.  Library staff will directly supervise the test-taker at the beginning and end of the exam and conduct periodic checks throughout the exam but cannot monitor the test-taker continuouslyStudents must make proctoring arrangements at least 72 hours in advance. Quiet study areas may not always be available. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the physical facilities are adequate for their test taking requirements and that their institution will accept the library’s proctoring guidelines.

Program Proposal Form


We're always taking applications for new programs. Just download our Program Proposal Form or fill it out online to submit your request.

Please note that all PTPL Programs must meet certain criteria. You can learn more about these requirements in the PTPL Policy Manual.

Library-Sponsored Clubs


Book Clubs for Adults

2024 PTPL Book Club Lists
2023 PTPL Book Club Lists

Afternoon Book Club 
– 3rd Wednesdays at  1 pm

Evening Book Club 
– 2nd Wednesdays at 6:45 pm

Mystery Book Club 
– Last Tuesdays at 1:30 pm

Books & Brews 
– 2nd Thursdays at 7:00 pm at Mondays

Click here for Community Book Club Reading Lists and other Book Club Resources!

PTPL Sponsored Clubs are free and open to the public. Find dates and more information on our event calendar.

Crafternoons – 1st Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Take a break and create a different craft each month while sharing casual conversations.

Evening Crochet Club– 2nd Thursday at 6:00 pm
All levels of crocheters are welcome. Knitters are also welcome!

LensShooters Photography Club – 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Meets September-May

Roots Genealogy Club – 2nd Tuesday at 1:00 pm
Share resources, information, and methods for exploring your family's history.

Stamp Club – 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Come share stamps and peruse the collections of other philatelists.

Puzzle & Game Club– 3rd Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Join us for casual games and conversations.

World War II Discussion Group – Last Wednesday at 11:30 am
A monthly discussion series featuring topics about World War II.

*For Kids | Tween | Teen clubs, please check out the Kids | Tween | Teen section of the website!

Library Spaces

1st Floor

Circulation Desk
Multi-Purpose Room
New Book Area
Teen Room
Tween Corner
Youth Services Department

2nd Floor

Public Computers
Conference Room
PTPL Archives
Reading Room
Reference Desk
Study Areas and Tables
Study Rooms

Meeting Rooms & Spaces


The Peters Township Public Library has a variety of open and available spaces throughout the library for quiet study, tutoring, and other activities.  We also have several reservable spaces available for your next meeting or program.