805 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034 | Tel: 215-628-8744

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Welcome to the UDPL

805 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Tel:  215-628-8744
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Information about the NEW Library at 520 Virginia Drive

Ask a Librarian Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: Noon – 5 pm
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Newsletters & Program Information

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Our Mission

Connecting people and ideas to educate, inspire and strengthen the Upper Dublin community. UDPL—We’re About You!

Our mission says that we’re about you, but it is YOU that makes us great! The Upper Dublin Public Library has come a long way since it originated in a 1932 East Oreland Elementary School classroom as the East Oreland Public Library. Since then, the benefits of membership have expanded and grown, making today’s Upper Dublin Public Library (the official name since 1965) busier and better than ever!

The UDPL’s success is largely due to the dedicated and caring staff and volunteers and to the generous Upper Dublin residents who have supported us over the years. It takes a lot more than we have to keep the UDPL a vital and enriching resource. We are grateful to everyone who contributes time and funds to our services.

There are many ways to play an active role in the UDPL’s continued success. Volunteer your time and talents, donate unwanted books and movies to our book sale; or dedicate a new book in the collection in celebration or memory of a loved one.


Get a Library Card
Bring or email us your Library Card Application.

Library Card Instructions

  • Adults must present valid Township address or proof of employment located in the Township, for example, photo ID or other official documentation with the applicant’s name and current mailing address (i.e. driver’s license, government i.d., utility bill, lease, property tax bill or bank statement.)
  • Library cards need to be renewed every three years. Lost library cards can be replaced for a $1 fee with appropriate identification (photo id, etc.).
  • Children under age 18 must have the signature of a parent/guardian who will be financially responsible for materials borrowed on the child’s card.
  • Montgomery County residents who do not have a home library in their township or borough may apply for a Montgomery County – Norristown library card through Upper Dublin.

Library Card by Mail Instructions:

  • To edit the application, download it to your device, fill in the forms and save.
  • Library card application can be emailed to us via the “Submit” button in the upper left-hand corner of the pdf.  Or, if this does not work on your device, please email the filled in application to udpstaff@mclinc.org.
  • Cards will be mailed to the address on the application, which may take up to one week. If you do not receive your card within a week, please contact the library.
  • If you need a card immediately, please print out the application and visit the library.
  • If we are unable to verify your address through the mail, the in-person registration process will be followed.

Barcode Keeper Apps for Apple & Android Devices: Tired of carrying cards everywhere? Digitize them and use them on your phone instead! We have tested the Stocard or Keyring apps on our self-checkout.

How We Communicate With You

We may communicate with you via phone, email or text message. Communications will be for library purposes only, such as an item you have requested is in, your items are almost due, your library card has expired, etc. We will never sell your personal information.

  • You may need to whitelist our email address to stop your email provider from sending our messages to spam. See here for instructions.
  • To sign up for library communications, please see a staff member.
  • For text messaging notices, we will need your cell phone number and your carrier (e.g. Verizon, Sprint, etc.)
  • For the best way to find out about library events & new services, please feel free to sign up for our email newsletter.
Loan periods

Most UDPL items may be renewed three times as long as no one is waiting

  • 1 hour – in-library devices (see Device Use Policy and Agreement)
  • 3 days (begins at 3 pm on Day 1 and ends at noon on Day 3) – museum/arboreta passes
  •  7 days – New DVDs (single/double disk sets; for first six months only), video games, magazines, Circulating Tech
  •  21 days – all other materials
  •  Reference, most recent magazine issues, and some special materials do not circulate. Please note that items borrowed from other libraries may have a different loan period or fine structure, which we are required to honor.
  • For more information, please see our Materials Use Policy
Our overdue fees
  • Juvenile Collection Item: 15¢ a day
  • Adult Collection Item: 25¢ a day
  • DVDs/pre-loaded audiobooks/video games/Kill a Watts: $1 per day
  • Circulating Tech: $5 per day
  • Wireless Hotspots: $20 per day
  • Museum/Arboreta Passes: $20 per day
  • For more information, please see our Materials Use Policy.

Most of our items may be renewed three times as long as no one is waiting for them. Items from other libraries may have other renewal policies. Also, please be aware that “items due” emails from our system do not have “live” information and do not know if someone is waiting for an item. For more information, please see our Materials Use Policy.


Annual Reports & Planning

Monthly Reports

Annual Reports

Library Planning

UDPL Reimagined: A Strategic Plan, 2015-2017
Future Focus Extended 2010-2013: An Interim Strategic Plan for the Upper Dublin Public Library
Future Focus 2004-2009: A Long Range Plan for Upper Dublin Public Library

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