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Library Information: Library Cards

General Policies and Information Resources at Nash Library

Checking Out Materials

Library users who are not Gannon community members can apply for a card if they fall into one of four categories. All users in these categories can check out two books at a time that may be renewed twice each. The categories follow:

1. Community Cards: Non-Gannon alumni who live in Erie County can purchase a community card for $10. These cards last for a year and may be renewed for another $10 every year.

2. Alumni Cards: Alumni of Gannon University or Villa Maria College can pay $5 for an alumni card. These last for one year, and may be renewed for another $5 fee every year. 

3. Non-Gannon High School Student Cards: High school students in Erie County may apply for a non-Gannon student card. The following schools are not charged any fee for the card:

  • Cathedral Preparatory School
  • Villa Maria Academy
  • Mercyhurst Preparatory School

All other high school students must pay $5 for a card. 

4. Non-Gannon College Student Cards: Students attending one of the four local colleges may apply for a card free of charge. The schools are:

  • Mercyhurst University
  • Penn State University - Behrend Campus
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Allegheny College

To apply for one of those four library card types, please inquire at the Service Desk, which is located just beyond the library's entrance.