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Renewing Library Materials


In addition to renewing your library materials in person at the Ephrata Public Library, you may renew your materials by telephone or online.


Telephone Renewal

Call the Ephrata Public Library

When the Ephrata Public Library is open, you can call us to renew library materials. The library’s phone number is 717-738-9291.

Online Renewal

You are able to renew materials online by logging onto the My Account section of the library catalog. In addition to renewing items, you can also view what items you currently have checked out, request items, and pay your fines.

To Login to My Account:

  • Go to the Ephrata Public Library website:

  • Go to the Catalog link

  • Click on the My Account – Renew Online! link

  • Log in by typing:

    • Your last name

    • Your library card barcode number

    • Your PIN (if you do not have a PIN, leave the field bank. You will be prompted to create one.)

    If you have already created a PIN but cannot remember it (and have an email address in your patron record), click the Forget Your PIN? button. If you do not have an email address in your patron record, call the Ephrata Public Library for assistance.

  • Scroll down and click Submit


To Renew Items on My Account:

  • After logging in to "My Account" click on the "# Items currently checked out" button in your Circulation Information section

  • Scroll down to see a list of the items you have checked out. The list includes the title, barcode, due date, and call number.

  • You can renew by either clicking the Renew All button, which will renew all of the items on the list at one time, or by individually selecting titles and clicking the Renew Selected button.

  • If the item was renewed successfully, the word RENEWED will appear in the STATUS column along with a new due date for your items 

    NOTE: Not all items can be renewed with the online renewal system. Some reasons an item may not be renewed are: 


  • You have outstanding fines that total more than $5.99

  • Your library card registration has expired

  • Another borrower has requested the item

  • You already renewed the item once

For a more detailed explanation of how to use My Account, please visit the help section of our catalog, or visit the Ephrata Public Library. 

Click here to visit My Account.

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