What You Can Borrow Beyond Books
Borrowing Beyond Books
The Upper Dublin Public Library maintains collections that celebrate the languages, cultures, and traditions of countries worldwide. Designed to serve Upper Dublin’s growing immigrant population as well as enrich the entire community, the collections for children and teens (funded, in part, with School District Title III federal funds–part of the No Child Left Behind Act) feature books, dictionaries, DVDs, international cookbooks, bilingual books, and books on various religions and cultures.
For adults, the Library now has fiction and nonfiction books in Chinese, Korean, Hebrew and Spanish. For those learning a new language, don’t miss the library’s language learning tool: Mango. Bonus: Learn American English in your native language with Mango as well.
Take a puzzle, leave a puzzle. Come into Upper Dublin Library with your gently used puzzles and leave with new-to-you puzzles. Children’s puzzles welcome. Free! All puzzles as-is.
Puzzles are on top of the new non-fiction stacks.
Library of Things is a collection of items for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials. A natural evolution of the Library’s existing lending model, this collection supplements the Library’s approach to meeting the needs of our diverse and growing community. Please visit our Library of Things page for information about items currently available for check out.
Borrowing Eligibility and Requirements
Upper Dublin residents (with library cards in good standing) may reserve items online up to 60 days in advance.
Non-residents can still borrow available Library of Things items at the library on a same-day, first-come, first-served basis. Call 215-628-8744 or see a staff member.
Items may be picked up at the library after 9:30a on the first day of their reservation and must be returned on the last day of their reservation by the close of business (Monday-Thursday 8:45p, Friday-Sunday 5p)
For more information, please read our Library of Things policy.
The Upper Dublin Public Library stocks multiple copies of these titles for all grades throughout the year to support these important educational programs.
To reserve museum passes or see what’s available,
please visit our Museum Pass page.
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library, you can experience history & nature hands on when you check out one of the Library’s museum membership passes.
Comprised of books and DVDS, this collection features topics relevant to raising and educating children. Specific topics include: developing reading skills, student issues, health and communicating. The Parent/Teacher Collection also contains picture books that can be used to help children deal with difficult issues, such as war, divorce, or death.
Enjoy popular audiobooks without being tied to a CD player. Playaways are audiobooks that come pre-loaded on a small device & can be checked out from the library. Headphones and a AAA battery required. For more information, see our Borrowing Instructions for Special Collections policy.