This page is designed to answer some of our most popular questions that we receive at the library.  If the question you have isn’t one of the questions below please don’t hesitate to call one of our librarians.

  • How do I sign up for a library card?

Signing up for a library card is easy.  Library cards are issued at the Hoyt Library’s circulation desk.  In order to receive a card, you need to have proof of Luzerne County residency.  Proof can be offered in the form of: 1) A valid driver’s license; or 2) An identification card.  You will then fill out an application, and your new card will be valid for three years.

  • I lost my library card, what now?

If you lose your library card, you can always get a replacement.  Make sure to let a staff member at the library know that you lost your card. A replacement card will cost $3.00.

  • How do I use a public computer, and am I able to print?

The Hoyt Library’s Information Services section (2nd floor) has a number of public computers for public use.  You can log in by using your library card. Out of county patrons can apply for a library or request a guest pass. For those under 18, you are able You must be at least 18 years of age.  There is a one hour limit that can be extended for those doing research. Computer prints are $.25 per page.

  • I am under 18, how do I use a computer?

There are public computers for children and young adults located in our Youth Services Department (1st floor).

  • I was hoping that the Hoyt Library would offer courses, events, other services.  Where can I learn about these?

The Hoyt Library is always looking to have more events.  All of the events that are hosted at the Hoyt library will be posted inside of the library, on Facebook and Twitter.  Make sure to follow these accounts.

  • Does your library have programs for Children and Young Adults?

The Hoyt Library is constantly hosting programs for Children, Young Adults, and Adults.  Be sure to check the Hoyt Library’s Facebook page and Twitter stream to always be aware of the events that are going to be happening at the Hoyt.  For further inquiries, please call the library and speak with a staff member.

  • I have to write a research paper and I really don’t know where to start.  Can you help?

The Hoyt Library is filled with valuable research materials.  We also host a lot of great online research databases (see the research link at the top of this page).  If you have specific research questions, feel free to come to the library and talk to one of our reference librarians.  The Hoyt Library exists, in many functions, to help you get any type of research started, and then to help you find the steps to see it through to completion.