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Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC)

A New Era Begins!

The Parkland Community Library has joined forces with ten other local libraries to form the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC)!

Together, LCLC’s 11 libraries -- Coply Public Library, Dimmick Memorial Library, Emmaus Public Library, Lehighton Area Memorial Library, Lower Macungie Library, Palmerton Area Library, Parkland Community Library, Slatington Public Library, Southern Lehigh Public Library, Public Library of Catasauqua, Whitehall Township Public Library -- all share one library card and one catalog.

Is the book, DVD, or other item you want not in our collection? Now that you have access to a collection of over 500,000 items within LCLC, odds are that one of our partner libraries has it. Place a hold on it and pick-it-up there or have it delivered here for pick-up within two business days!

LCLC in the News

March 5, 2019
   11 Lehigh Valley, Carbon County Libraries Form Cooperative
   via 69 News

February 19, 2019
   Library-Sharing Program a Hit in Carbon County
   via WNEP (Also Available via Newsbank)

February 18, 2019
   More at Your Fingertips - LCLC Allows Cardholders Access to More Resources
   via Times News

September 28, 2018
   Lehigh-Carbon Libraries Join Forces to Provide Faster Service
   via The Morning Call (Also Available via Newsbank)

Ready to Unlock the Power of LCLC?

Stop by the Circulation Desk to sign-up for a new LCLC library card. Please be sure to bring your current library card and a valid photo ID that verifies your name and current address with you.

3 Clicks to Access Over 500,000 Items

You may remember that we migrated to a new public catalog system called SPARK back in August 2018. That migration then was to help us prepare for resource sharing among all of the LCLC libraries now. Thanks to SPARK's functionality and the 11 LCLC library collections being cataloged within it, you have access to over half a million items!

To find items within the entire LCLC collection, you must first navigate to our catalog and type what you're looking for into the search box. Then, to the right of the search box, click on the Library dropdown menu, click "Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative" from the top of the list, and click the "Search" button. Three clicks! It's that easy!

Questions?

Contact the Reference Desk by phone at (610) 398-1361 x16 or via email at info@parklandlibrary.org. We’re excited about LCLC and would be happy to help!

Page Last Updated: 2019-05-19

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