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Madigan Library: For the Local Community

Workers at the Little League field in South Williamsport

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew J. Lee

The Weightman Block in downtown Williamsport

Photo:  Ruhrfisch

Cogan House Covered Bridge

Photo:  Ruhrfisch

Hiawatha Paddlewheeler in the West Branch Susquehanna River

Photo:  Ruhrfisch

The Madigan Library offers free community memberships to residents of Lycoming County, 18 years and older (proof of residency required), to current students, faculty and staff of higher education institutions of the United States, to Penn College alumni, and to persons affiliated with Penn College through current service on a college board.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Madigan Library, please download and complete our membership form.

Membership Form


Please allow five (5) business days for membership accounts to be activated. In order to check out library resources, you must have completed a membership form. Members must show a photo ID to check out materials.

Borrowing Materials


The library may at times give priority service to College-affiliated users and may limit visitors' access to select facilities, collections, and services.

Community members may:

  • Borrow books and DVDs from the main collection
  • Use journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference materials in-house
  • Use the online catalog
  • Use the photocopiers (10 cents per copy)
  • Use magnifiers (available at the Main Circulation Desk)
  • Use headphones (available at the Main Circulation Desk)
  • Use the scanner (available in the reference area)
  • Attend presentations that are open to the general public

The following items are not available to community members:

  • Access to computers
  • Access to library databases
  • Instructional collection items
  • Course reserve items
  • Media equipment
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Exhibit/display space
  • The Madigan Library's collections and services are specifically designed to meet the needs of our students, faculty, and staff. For this reason, visitors age 14 or under must be accompanied by and adult while in the facility, and that adult is responsible for appropriate supervision of such children.
  • Children should never be left unsupervised. Parents, guardians, and teachers are responsible for the behavior of children while inside the Library. Because the library is a teaching environment, disruptive children and their supervising adult may be asked to leave.
  • The Madigan Library supports open access to the Internet and, as such, does not utilize filters that would screen materials that may not be appropriate for children. Therefore, unsupervised access to the Internet by children is prohibited.
  • If a child is left unattended in the library, the Penn College Police Department will be notified.