Most library materials are available for a three (3) week loan period.
Exceptions are 3-Day DVDs, newspapers, referenceQuestions that you ask of library staff that require knowledge of the content of the collection or other resources such as those on the web. Sometimes you are referred to the answer, hence Reference. Reference can also refer to our reference materials that are often encyclopedic books that have many volumes and a concentrated number of facts and/or statistics. These materials usually have an overnight loan period so they are available in the library most of the time. books, and audiovisual equipment. Interlibrary LoanWhen you request a material not in our collection, and we get it for you from another library. itemsBooks, audiovisual materials, periodicals. are subject to the lending library's policy.
Overdue Fines are:
$0.25 a day for Adult Department Materials
$0.15 a day for Children's Department Materials
$1.00 a day for 3-Day DVDs and Reference Books
$2.00 a day for audiovisual equipment
$0.50 a day for Interlibrary Loan Items
Schlow Centre Region Library opened in January of 1957. The first library, originally called the State College Public Library, was located on West College Avenue in two rooms in a house owned by State College businessman Charles Schlow. Local eighth graders conducted a massive community used book drive to establish the first collection of library books. In 1958 Mr. Schlow expanded the library by adding a storefront, and the library was renamed the Bella S. Schlow Memorial Library in memory of Charles' wife.
The five public libraries in Centre County Library are all part of the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries, a public library system. Schlow Library serves the six municipalities in the State College area. The rest of the county is served by Centre County Library in Bellefonte and its branches in Centre Hall, Aaronsburg and Philipsburg and their bookmobile that travels throughout the county.