Residents of Greenville and nearby communities are welcome to use the facilities and resources of the Langenheim Memorial Library at no charge. However, if he/she needs to checkout circulating materials there is a $10 annual fee (no fee if parent or spouse is employed at Thiel). One may fill out an application for a community card at the circulation desk.
Note that the Thiel computer network is available to students/staff/faculty only and no logins or passwords are available at the library for guests. Online resources that require passwords are not available to Community Patrons.
The $10 fee is payable upon application and the library staff will try to process the application immediately depending on activity at the circulation desk. It normally takes 20 minutes to process the card and add records to the computer system. No materials may be checked out until the identification card is issued.
The identification card must be presented each time the patron checks out and renews material. Patrons may take out up to five items that will be due in 14 days. Items may be renewed.
The fine for overdue material is $.25 per day per item with a maximum of $20.00 in accumulated fines before the patron loses the privilege to borrow. A replacement price of $50.00 will be charged for lost items. Assessment on damaged items will be made on an individual basis. Every effort will be made to recover replacement values and fines, including the use of a collection agency.
The Kearns Room
Representative Carroll Kearns (1900-1976) was responsible for designating the Langenheim Memorial Library as a Federal Depository Library. This action took place in 1963.
Kearns engaged in educational work from 1924-1947, pursued a musical career as a concert artist and conductor, and was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress and served from 1947-1963. He died in Meadville, June 11, 1976.
The Kearns room is in the first floor hallway, near Periodicals.