There’s a lot more than meets the eye at the Slippery Rock Community Library.

Getting your library card:
A library card is free to Butler County residents with proper identification. Your card is permanent and must be renewed each year. It entitles you to borrow materials from any of the 9 libraries within the Butler County Federated Library System.
Using your library card:
You must present your card to check out materials. You may have any combination of 25 items checked out at one time, including:
  • Books, books on CD, and music CDs - 2 weeks ($0.25 per day if overdue)

  • DVDs - 3 days ($1 per day if overdue)

  • Magazines and DVD Series are 1 week (Magazines $.25 per day if overdue and DVD series are $1 per day if overdue.)

Public Computers:
The Slippery Rock Community Library currently has 2 desktop computers available for public use. Our computers have high speed Internet access and Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
We also have two laptops with wireless access to the printer.  

For more information on our

services, call (724) 738-9179

or stop by today to talk to

one of our friendly staff


Library Card Requirements:
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

  • A parent or legal guardian’s signature is required for anyone under 18 years of age.

  • Proper identification is a driver’s license with current address OR two other forms of identification with current address, such as a recent utility bill, Pennsylvania identification card, or a bank statement.

  • Lost or destroyed cards may be replaced at a cost of $2.50.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

The ILL program is currently available on a limited basis.  Call the library for more details.

If we don’t have the item you are looking for, we may still be able to get it for you through interlibrary loan (ILL). Search our catalog to see if we have it. If not, see if it is owned by any of the other libraries in the county. If they do, please see the front desk to ask for a hold on the item. If not, please fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form.


Brand new items CANNOT be ordered through out of county  loans. Ask us at the front desk when the item you’re interested in will be available.

In County:

  • These usually take one to two days, except during weekends or holidays

  • You will be called when the item arrives and will have three days for materials to be picked up

  • These items will be held at the circulation desk

  • Our usual renewal and late fee policies apply

  • Items may be returned at the front desk, the drop box, or at any BCFLS library

Out of County:

  • Patrons may request up to three items through interlibrary loan

  • Items take an average of two weeks to arrive

  • You will be called when the item arrives and it will be held at the front desk for three days

  • Items CAN’T be renewed AND late fees are $1/day

  • Borrowing is jeopardized by tardiness

  • Items must be returned to the front desk

  • Donations for this service are not mandatory, but always welcome

Printing / Fax

We have a Xerox printer available for patrons.


It is 10 cents/page for Black and White prints.

It costs 25 cents/page for Color prints. 

Thanks to a generous patron, we now have a FAX line available. Call the Library for up-to-date pricing on sending faxes.

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