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A library card opens the door to many free services and materials at the Albright Memorial Library. When you pass through the main doors, the first thing you will encounter is Adult Circulation. You can come and browse our collection at your leisure or place a hold on materials from the comfort of your home through the library's website. Hundreds of people visit the library and over 1,000 items are checked out every day at the Albright.

The latest best-sellers can often be found on a daily basis in the library. Items can be borrowed for varying lengths of time, with the most popular being seven to 14 days.

Our newest collection is called the McNaughton Collection which is filled with our most popular authors such as James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Danielle Steel, and John Grisham. The books can be borrowed for 14 days and are located on the shelves next to our circulation desk. Just look for the green stickers.

This fall, 40 new best-selling books will be added each month– all available on their release date. If you've been anxiously awaiting a new book by your favorite author, this will be the fastest and easiest way to get your hands on it before everyone else.

Are your eyes not like they used to be? Do you have a long commute? Then you should give the large print or audiobook collections a try. Our extensive collection of large print titles offer the entirely unabridged format of the books you know and love. The audiobook collection is filled with everything from the classics to bestsellers to informative non-fiction titles.

Tired of messing around with a CD player? The library even has Playaways, which are pocket-sized, self-contained digital players requiring only headphones.

For those in the mood for a movie, the library now offers over 1,500 Blu-ray titles. Blu-ray is a high definition disc format which means a great picture and great sound. Blu-rays can be borrowed for seven days, guaranteeing a wide selection when you get here. If you haven't gotten around to purchasing a Blu-ray player yet, the library has an extensive collection of DVDs to choose from including concerts, classics and documentaries.

Perhaps the most valuable aspect of the Albright Memorial Library's circulation department is the warm, friendly and highly competent staff. If you need help locating a particular item or forgot the name of an author, all you have to do is ask at the desk.

Need your materials renewed or want something held for you? Visit the circulation desk or give us a call at 348.3000 ext. 3002.

Our courteous staff will help you make the most of your library experience and assist you when you want to take home that great best-seller everyone's talking about – in all the formats available. All you need is a library card, which is free to all.

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