Video Tutorials and Frequently Asked Questions

Video Tutorials

If you like learning by video, the above gallery is a video tour of the website, including everything from finding your way around to downloading books to searching the catalog from home, even doing research (with Power Library) and job searches. You can also view the full playlist of tutorial videos and see other great and fun recordings of Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library happenings on YouTube.


  1. Introduction, Home Page and Navigation
  2. Mobile Devices, Smart Phones and Tablets
  3. Using and Searching the Catalog
  4. Downloading Books, Kindle and E-Readers
  5. Power Library, the Powerhouse Research Tool

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on a question for more information.

General Information

Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day):

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 am-5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-8 pm
Saturday: 9 am-5 pm

Winter Hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day):

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am-6 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-8 pm
Saturday: 9 am-5 pm

Phone: 570-473-8201

Or use our contact form on the Contact Us page.

Come to the library in person at 100 King Street in Northumberland.

Bring a photo ID, with proof of your current address. If your address has changed and your Driver’s license or official photo ID has not yet been updated, a recent piece of mail, utility bill or such with your name and current address will suffice.

Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library has many programs for all ages. Please check the links to information on


And for the most recent events and upcoming activities view our calendar.

Generally books and audio books circulate for 3 weeks, unless they are still recent additions, in which case they are limited to 7 days.

Movies circulate for 7 days, unless they are sets (series) which go out for 2 weeks.

For a complete list of policies and details on renewals please see our Circulation Policies.

For age requirements and other information about movies see further DVD Policies.

You may log on to one of our computers by checking in at the Front Desk with your valid library card.

Computer time is limited depending on number of patrons wishing to sing in. If the computer lab is full, your time will be up in 1 Hour.

For a complete list of Computer and Internet Policies Click Here.

Website Questions

You can search the catalog via links on the Home Page or on the Main Catalog Page.

For complete instructions on how to use the catalog to log in and view your own patron status (items checked out, due dates, etc.), please see the complete list of instructions on the Main Catalog Page. 

Also Note: Website links to our catalog search only work outside the walls of the library for now. Within the library building please use the desk top icons on each computer to search the Catalog.

You can use the links on the Home Page or on the Main Catalog Page.

To log in and see your patron account, you will need your library card number (no zeros). Use your last name as the password (it is not case sensitive).

For complete instructions on how to log in and use the catalog please see the complete list of instructions on the Main Catalog Page.

If you have used Overdrive before and do not need instructions please use the links available on the Home Page and Adult Programs page.

If you have not used Overdrive before, you must first either call the library at 570-473-8201 or Contact Us via our email form so that we can add your library card number to the Overdrive database.

Click the link below to go to Overdrive, then:

  1. Click on the “Sign In” in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  2. Select our library from the dropdown menu and click “GO.”
  3. Enter your library card number without the zeros.

For complete help with the overdrive app and functions click here.

How can we help you?

If we did not cover your question, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!