Using the Library

Using the Library

Library Cards

After completing the online application, please visit the Library Services Desk to receive a WAGGIN library card. A valid photo ID with proof of address must be provided when picking up your library card. Children from pre-school age 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


Book & Media Donations


The library accepts donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and other items for possible inclusion in the collection. We do not accept textbooks, encyclopedia sets, or items that are moldy, musty, or in disrepair. We also cannot guarantee that donated items will be added to the collection, nor can we give a fair market value to donated items. Any books or other items that do not become part of the library’s collection may be included in the library’s ongoing book sale. The money raised goes back into the library to buy more materials for the collection.

Memorial Book Program


The Memorial Book Program offers you an opportunity to donate funds for the purchase of a book to be added to the library's collection in memory or in honor of friends or relatives. You may request a specific subject area or the library's staff will select a book in an area in need of new materials. The library cannot accommodate requests of specific titles, and all title selections are at the sole discretion of library staff. Your gift book will bear a bookplate naming the donor and the person memorialized. Letters of acknowledgment and appreciation will be sent to both the donor and the family of the person who is being honored. Print and complete a Memorial Book Request Form and return it to the library or fill out our online form.

Online Donations


Your support of the library allows us to continue providing services and resources to the residents of Peters Township and beyond.  Each day, hundreds of individuals walk through the library’s doors – everyone from local college students, business owners, the unemployed, families, retirees, immigrants and more. As a donor, you recognize that libraries are the thread that holds together the fabric of our community. Libraries support literacy and education, gather and provide access to information, support the democratic process, enhance the quality of life and build community. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us continue providing the materials, services, and programs that enrich and enhance our community.

You can make a secure online donation using a credit card or PayPal.

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.)


Peters Township Public Library MakerSpace

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

View all four book club lists here!

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.