Services

Online Catalog

The Ridley Township Public Library provides the community access to more than 50,000 books and other materials, and much, much more, including:
Fax and scan service, test proctoring, meeting spaces including a private meeting room, public access computers, color printers, wireless access to the Internet, and online access to language learning and other valuable web resources. Our computers have software for creating your own documents. Our Internet services include several premium Web sites that most home and work computers can’t access. Full list of Research Databases

Meeting Room: (MEETING ROOMS CLOSED AT THIS TIME)
Provides an opportunity for bringing together the resources of the library and the activities of the community. Groups holding meetings of a civic, cultural or educational nature may use this room. Meeting Room Details and Reservations

Fax Service and Scanning Service:
The library has the capability to fax and scan your documents. Outgoing and Incoming faxes are $1.00 per page.  There is no charge to scan documents.

Test Proctoring:
Test proctoring services are also available for a donation of $15.00.
Please fill out the available form or call the library for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Language Resources – Pronunciator

Computers & Internet

A Delaware County library card enables users to borrow books, e-books, music CDs, audio books on CD, Roku devices, and Museum Passes. We also make available to rent movies on DVD, Video Games for X-Box 360, X-Box One, Play Station 4, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile Hotspots (small fee).
ebooks & audio books,
digital magazines

Our programs include educational, informational and entertaining events for patrons ages birth through seniors. Library events

The library retains a staff of six state certified professionals available for research and reference inquiries.  To access a librarian 24/7, AskHerePA

Computers and your library

Wireless Access at the Library

A Wireless connection for laptops and other devices is available on both floors.

A Chromebook is available to check out inside the library for a 3-hour time period.  Visit our Chromebook policies here:https://ridleylibrary.org/check-out-a-chromebook/
(CHROMEBOOK USE IS LIMITED AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CALL LIBRARY FOR DETAILS)

AT THIS TIME IT IS RECCOMENDED TO RESERVE A COMPUTER IN ADVANCE.  TO UPHOLD SOCIAL DISTANCING WE ARE OFFERING A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMPUTERS TO BE USED BY OUR PATRONS.   SCHEDULE A TIME IN ADVANCE BY CALLING 610-583-0593 EXT 333.
Library card holders can make use of 13 personal computers–as well as public access computers that look up titles in our circulating and reference collections. Library card holders can register at individual computers.  Visitors must register at the Circulation Desk to use the computers, and you can do the following…

Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Graphics

All our PCs have Microsoft Office, and color or B&W printing capability.

Mobile Printing:  Patrons are able to print from laptops or cell phones by emailing items to ridleylibrary100@gmail and retrieving them from our Information Desk.  Prints are 15 cents/copy.

Internet Browsing

All of our computers are  hooked up to the Internet for Web browsing. In addition to the Web sites you can visit from any Net-ready computer, we also provide access to several subscription-only databases free of charge, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Delaware County Daily Times.

Home Access

You may access many databases from home as part of The Power Library. Your Delaware County Library Card gives you access to a multitude of Delaware County Libraries databases*.

*Some databases only accessible in a Delaware County Library