To our patrons, our event calendar may be temporarily out of service in the upcoming week.
If you need to RSVP for an event, please email youth services, teen services or adult services at

Library Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9AM-9PM | Friday: 9AM-6PM | Saturday: 9AM-5PM

MASKS REQUIRED: Effective 8/11/21 Parkland Community Library is now requiring masks regardless of vaccination status for everyone aged 2 and up due to the recent surge of COVID-19 Delta variant in Lehigh County. Masks and/or face coverings must be worn inside the library and worn during all indoor library programs on or offsite.

CURBSIDE PICK-UP IS AVAILABLE for those who cannot wear a mask, and for anyone else who would like to use this service. If you need a mask, please request one at the circulation desk. Thank you for your cooperation!

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How can I check out library materials?

Come into the library to choose materials, or pick up items you have on hold at the circulation desk. 

Curbside Pick-up is still available. Please call the circulation desk when you arrive if you would like to use that service.

How can I renew library materials?

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?

Come into the library and return your items in the slot at the circulation desk. 

Our 24-hour book drop is open in the Northeast corner of the building!

Materials are no longer being quarantined. 

Note that 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.

Curbside Pick-up Available
Pick-up hours will end 15 minutes before closing.

  • • Go to the library catalog on
    • 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 space 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.

A staff member will bring your items to you in your car. 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. *** 


  • • Wait times may increase during the first business hour.
    • If you do not have a cell phone, please call the library from home to make other arrangements.

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

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

Renewals By Phone: We can renew cards in person, by phone, or by emailing We’ll need your library card number, 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?

Programs are available for all ages. Find them listed on our website under the ATTEND tab for children, teens, and adults.

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COVID-19 Guidelines for Visiting An LCLC Library

8/11/21: Parkland Community Library is now requiring masks regardless of vaccination status for everyone aged 2 and up. Lehigh County is now in a high transmission area of COVID-19 B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant. In response to keeping our community safe, PCL requires masks to be worn inside the library, and worn during all indoor library programs on or offsite.

A new CDC study supports previous findings that B.1.617.2 (Delta) is highly contagious, and is contributing to an increase in cases, including those with severe outcomes and those due to vaccine breakthrough infections. While vaccinated people can still develop COVID-19, they are far less likely to get severely sick or die than unvaccinated people. Read more on the CDC's website.


  • Masks and/or face coverings are required for all ages 2 and up. Please have them in place while on library grounds and during all library programs on or offsite.
  • • 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.
  • • Patrons that have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19, are not to visit the library or attend in-person programs and should chose online programs, when available.

The Parkland Community Library is following guidance from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, which states that libraries can issue policies for use of local facilities as determined by county, municipal, or library decisions.

Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe!

Page Last Updated: 9-22-2021

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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