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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:

We will reopen on June 15 with limited pick up and drop off hours in accordance with Governor Wolf's and the State Librarian guidelines during the Yellow Phase.

Monday-Friday: 9 AM-12 PM and 3-6 PM. Saturday: 9 AM-12 PM.

(610) 398-1361

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.

Hours by Appointment Only

  • Hours will be by Appointment Only at the door of our suite 302. 
  • When you place holds online, we will call you to schedule a pick up window.
  • Monday-Friday: 9 AM-12 PM and 3-6 PM. Saturday: 9 AM-12 PM.
  • Patrons will only be allowed to return and pick up materials during these hours.
  • During the break, we will be deep cleaning the library and materials. 

Until we are in the green phase, only staff are allowed inside the library at this time. The door to Suite 302 will remain locked during library hours. 

Pick Up

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. Use the library catalog to find the items you would like!
  3. Click Place Hold.
  4. Fill out the information for Pickup Location and Notification options. 
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Alternatively, you may call a librarian to place items on hold for you during the hours listed above. 

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: 

Monday-Friday: 9 AM-12 PM and 3-6 PM. Saturday: 9 AM-12 PM.

  1. When you arrive at the Roma Building, please come to the third floor and your materials will be placed in a paper bag in the hallway for you to pick up. You do not need to contact the library that you have arrived; simply pick up your items and you’re done! 

Returns

Returns should be dropped off outside Suite 302 in the designated bins. You may only drop off items during designated library hours - Monday-Friday: 9 AM-12 PM and 3-6 PM; Saturday: 9 AM-12 PM.

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. 

Social Distancing and Masks Required

Be sure to have your mask in place before you enter the Roma Building. 6 foot spacing must be observed indoors.

 Materials & Fines

All materials will be quarantined per CDC guidelines of 3 days before being checked in and reshelved. Keep in mind, it will take longer for staff to prepare requests. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

 We recommend limiting your checkouts to 5 adult items and 10 children’s items.

All items that were borrowed by patrons at PCL prior to our closing on February 10, 2020 will have a new due date of July 1, 2020. You will not incur overdue fines.

Programming

In-person library programs and volunteer programs are suspended until further notice. We will reevaluate the situation in the fall. 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. Our Summer Quest is also being held virtually this year.

Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe! We look forward to seeing you!


Page Last Updated: 2020-06-5 at 9:36 am

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