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New Temporary Location

ROMA Building: 1605 North Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 302, Allentown, PA 18104. Library patrons should not enter the closed South Whitehall Township campus on Walbert Avenue. Book Drops will remain CLOSED until further notice.

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**Covid-19 Update November 2020**

Quick Info

This space will be updated as more information becomes available. We encourage you to check it regularly. Please find a quick list of finalized info below:

Guidelines for Visiting Parkland Community Library
at 1605 N Cedar Crest Blvd. The Roma Building Suite 302.

Effective Friday, November 20: suite side pick up only.

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Parkland Community Library will be moving to suite side pick up only. Computer use and browsing appointments will be suspended until further notice.

ACCESS TO LIBRARY MATERIALS

Materials may be reserved online or with the help of our reference staff. Pickup appointments must be scheduled for all arrived reserved materials. Please call 610-398-1361 during library hours for assistance. Additional information on reserving materials is given below. 

LIBRARY HOURS

 Monday-Friday: 9 AM-12 PM and 1-6 PM, and Saturday: 9 AM-12 PM.

RETURNS

Returns should be dropped off outside Suite 302 in the designated bins.
You may only drop off items during designated library hours.

There will be no drop-off bins in the Roma Building outside of library hours. The Library shall not be responsible for any materials left outside of the suite after hours. If any materials are lost, damaged, or stolen that are left outside the suite when no bins are present, the patron will be held accountable.

The North Whitehall Township book drop will remain CLOSED until further notice.

Following CDC guidelines, returned items are held for 7 days before being checked in. 

MASKS REQUIRED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

Have your mask in place before you enter the Roma Building. Maintain social distancing by putting space (at least 6 feet) between yourself and others. Patrons should sanitize their hands upon arrival at the library. For the safety of all, we ask that people who feel ill, do not come inside. 

Click Here To Download The Patron Safety Guidelines.

PATRON EXPECTATIONS

  • Patrons must place holds online or with the reference librarian first, and make an appointment for pick up.

  • Per CDC and State Public Health guidelines, patrons are required to wear masks and have them in place before entering the Roma Building.

  • Maintain social distancing by putting space (at least 6 feet) between yourself and others.

  • Patrons should sanitize their hands upon arrival at the library. Restrooms are located to the right when facing the 3 elevators.

  • Patrons who are visibly sick or coughing/sneezing excessively will be asked to leave the Roma Building.

RESERVING MATERIALS/PICKUP APPOINTMENTS

How do I put books on hold?

  1. Go online to My Account and log into your library account, using your full library card number and pin number.

  2. Search the library catalog for your items.

  3. Click "Place Hold".

  4. Fill out the information for pick up location and notification options. 

  5. Click "Submit".

  6. Alternatively, you may call a librarian to place items on hold for you during library hours. 

**Please keep in mind that due to high volume it may take staff longer to prepare your requests. Your patience is greatly appreciated. We recommend limiting your requests to 5 adult items and 10 children's items.

How do I pick up my books?

  1. Once the items you placed on hold are ready, a library staff member will call you to set up a pick up time. You will be given a one hour window to pick up your materials during our open hours.

  1. When you arrive at the Roma Building, please come to the third floor, suite 302. You will be given your materials at the door. All items will already be checked out to your account.  

LIBRARY CARDS

To renew your card, please call the library at (610) 398-1361 for assistance. Have your card number ready.

If you don't have your card number or lost your card, you can apply for a new card online. Renew your card here.

PROGRAMMING

In-person library programs and volunteer programs are suspended. We will reevaluate the situation in the spring. We encourage you to check our website and social media for more information on virtual programs and library services being offered. We are offering virtual programs for all ages, listed on our website under the ATTEND tab for children, teens, and adults

Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe!


Page Last Updated: 2020-11-23

550,000 Items at Your Request! A Proud Member of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative 

The Parkland Community Library has joined forces with ten other local libraries to form the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC)! We all share one library card and catalog combining us into one collection of over 550,000 items! Patrons can place holds on materials in any of our partner libraries!

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