Current Status: The Library is Open.

Now open for browsing, computer use, and curbside pickup with limited capacity.

We will also be following the CDC’s recommended guidelines to keep our employees and patrons safe. We are experiencing a backlog, and we are doing our best to accommodate each one of our patrons. 

Masks or facial coverings are required. We ask that you wash/sanitize your hands before coming to the library, maintain social distancing of 6ft indoors, and — most importantly — stay at home if you are feeling sick.

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LIBRARY HOURS

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

** Pick-up hours will end 15 minutes before closing.  

Now open for browsing, computer use, and curbside pickup with limited capacity. The main entrance to the library is the same. 

How can I pick-up library materials?

We have a new Curbside Pick-up Procedure!  

    • • Go to the library catalog on parklandlibrary.org.
    • • Place holds on the items you would like to pick-up.
    • • You will be notified by email/text from Sparknotices@parklandlibrary that the item you requested is now available for pick-up. Please wait for your notification before coming to the library.

Pick-up instructions are as follows:

Items will be held for four business days.

  • • Once you receive an email/text that your items are available for pick-up, park in the spaces by the front entrance of the library designated for Curbside Pick-up.

  • • From your vehicle, call the library at 610-398-1361. Extension 101 or 102.

  • • Have the library card number ready that you used to place the holds.

The pick-up table is located just inside the front doors. Your items will be placed on the table after your call. Please allow five minutes for your items to be processed. Or you may pick-up your items at the circulation desk.

*** Remember to wear a mask while you are interacting with a staff member. We appreciate your cooperation. *** 

Tips:

  • • Wait times may increase during the first business hour. 

  • • Pick-up hours will end 15 minutes before closing.  

  • • If you do not have a cell phone, please call the library from home to make other arrangements.

How can I renew and return library materials?

Returns have a new date of May 5, 2021. 

How do I renew my library materials? Use your online account or call the library to renew items. New automatic renewals! Items will be automatically renewed up to 2 terms. Restrictions: Auto-renewal does not apply to items on a waiting list with holds. If a hold is placed during your check-out time, the item must be returned at the due date. 

Where can I return library materials?

There will be bins in the lobby for returns. Following CDC guidelines, returned items are held for 24 hours before being checked in.   

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

The Library shall not be responsible for any materials left outside closed book drops. If any materials are lost, damaged, or stolen that are left outside, the patron will be held accountable.

How can I get a library card, or renew my card?

Lost and New Cards: Apply on our website if you are new to the library, or have lost your card.

Renewals By Phone: Please call (610) 398-1361 for assistance. Have your card number ready. First and last name, phone number, email address, and street address, including apartment number or PO Box if applicable. All information must be current.

How can I attend library programs?

Virtual programs are available for all ages, listed on our website under the ATTEND tab for children, teens, and adults. Sign up for eNews for important updates, events, and news.  COVID-19: in-person library programs and volunteer programs are suspended. We will reevaluate the situation later in the year.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Visiting An LCLC Library 

EXPECTATIONS: MASKS REQUIRED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

Patrons should first check the libraries’ websites or call before visiting. Available services vary by library (in-person, pickup only, etc.) due to COVID-19 procedures.

  • • Per CDC and State Public Health guidelines, patrons are required to wear masks and have them in place while on library grounds.
  • • 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. Patrons who are visibly sick or coughing/sneezing excessively will be asked to leave.

Click Here To Download The Patron Safety Guidelines.

Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe!


Page Last Updated: 2021-4-26

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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