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Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC)

The Parkland Community Library has joined forces with ten other local libraries to form the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC)! Together we all share one library card and catalog expanding the collection to over 550,000 items. If there is a book, DVD, or item you are seeking that is not in our collection, odds are that one of our partner libraries has it. Place a hold, and pick-it-up at the library of your choosing! Download the list of LCLC Libraries here.

LCLC Libraries

Coply Public Library
610-262-7351 • 49 S 5th St.
   Coplay, PA 18037

Dimmick Memorial Library
   570-325-2131 • 54 Broadway
   Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Penn Kidder Branch:
570-722-0300 • 2588 Rte. 903 
Albrightsville, PA 18210

Emmaus Public Library
610-965-9284 • 11 E Main St.
   Emmaus, PA 18049

Lehighton Area Memorial Library
610-377-2750 • 124 North St.
   Lehighton, PA 18235

Lower Macungie Library
610-966-6864 • 3450 Brookside Rd.
   Macungie, PA 18062

Palmerton Area Library
610-826-3424 • 402 Delaware Ave.
   Palmerton, PA 18071

Slatington Public Library
610-767-6461 • 650 Main St.
   Slatington, PA 18080

Southern Lehigh Public Library
610-282-8825 • 3200 Preston Ln.
   Center Valley, PA 18034

Public Library of Catasauqua
610-264-4151 • 302 Bridge St.
   Catasauqua, PA 18032

Whitehall Township Public Library
610-432-4339 • 3700 Mechanicsville Rd.
   Whitehall, PA 18052

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 550,000 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 or via email at info@parklandlibrary.org. We’re excited about LCLC and would be happy to help!

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)

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