Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not addressed below, please reach out to us by email at, or contact your local ORLA branch.

Click here to register for an online-only card. Access to physical materials is granted by signing up at any of our locations. When registering in-person, please make sure to bring a valid photo ID & proof of current address (a driver’s license or ID with your current address satisfies both requirements).

Most Venango County residents qualify for a free library card. Residents residing in Allegheny, Cherrytree, Cranberry, Oil Creek, Pinegrove or Rockland Townships must pay $30 for an annual membership per household. Our libraries also participate in the ACCESSPA program, giving cardholders from other Pennsylvania libraries eligibility for a free library card.

ORLA has locations in Oil City, Franklin, & Cooperstown. Click here for more information on our locations and hours.

Click here to learn more about our public meeting rooms.

Everyone is welcome to visit our buildings and use our materials in-house including books, public computers, & gathering areas for free. Most of our events & programs are free of charge and open to everyone unless specifically stated otherwise.

To check materials out, you must register for a library card.

In addition to sharing over 160,000 physical resources and a growing digital collection, our libraries offer other services such as public computers, scanning and faxing, meeting rooms and more! Learn about these other services here.

We also offer a robust selection of regular events & programs for all ages.

Click here, then login with your library card # and PIN (typically the last 4 digits of the phone number you provided us with).

You can access different options on your account like renewing books, placing holds, reviewing checkouts and updating contact information by clicking on your account in the top right corner.

Still need help? Watch our tutorial below!

You can renew your books online by logging in to your account & clicking on your account name in the top right corner. Still need help? Watch our tutorial below!

Most items also auto-renew up to 2 times. You may also contact us or stop into your local library to renew items.

Browse our online catalog to find physical items in our collection.

Also, check out our digital resources, including our digital ebook & audiobook collection.

Still not finding it? Fill out an interlibrary loan request and we’ll find it for you!

Adults & children can volunteer at any 3 of our locations. Learn more about volunteering here.

If your library card isn’t working, you may have a fine exceeding $9.99, or your card may have reached its annual expiration date. To check the status of your library card, log in to your account or contact your local branch.

Having a library card is not required to use a public computer. If you do not have a library card, you can obtain a Guest Pass for temporary computer use at any time by visiting the Front Desk.

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