This post was last updated at 1:32 p.m. on July 31, 2020
Thank you for being patient as we navigated the new guidelines for public service. It’s been awhile, and we can’t wait to see you. Here’s what you can expect when using the library.
- Face coverings are required at all times.
- Furniture and computers have been spaced out to encourage social distancing.
- Hand sanitizer, antibacterial soap and wipes are readily available around the library.
- We have removed toys, games and puppets from the children’s library.
- There are no shared headphones. Bring your own, or purchase ear buds for $1.00 at the library.
- No food or drink allowed at anytime.
- We quarantine all returned, shipped, or handled items for 3 days.
- Bathrooms, highly used surfaces, and technology are sanitized regularly.
**Curbside pick-up remains a permanent service at the library. We are here to serve those that cannot or don’t feel comfortable being in a public space.
Thank you for your understanding as we all adapt to the new normal!
This post was last updated at 10:00 a.m. on July 17, 2020
- Getting items from other libraries will take longer then usual. We quarantine materials for 3 days upon arrival, for your safety.
This post was last updated at 8:36 a.m. on June 15, 2020
- You may pick up holds only during pickup service hours. You do not need to call ahead or book an appointment. Please refer to the hold pick up notice for the deadline to pick up your items. After that date, your item(s) will be placed back on the shelves.
- Outdoor signage will be posted showing the designated parking area, and will include the library phone number. You will need to have a mobile device to call the library when you arrive.
- All holds will be put in a paper bag and be placed on a table outside of the building. Your bag will be labeled with your last name. Remain in your car until the staff member is safely in the library.
- Grab your bag and enjoy!
For more information on our our curbside and hours, visit our webpage.
This post was last updated at 4:58 p.m. on May 31, 2020
Allegheny County has entered into the Yellow/Green Phase. During these phases, libraries are now permitted to offer limited public services as long as we abide by the guidelines for health and safety set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education.
As you can imagine, although excited to be moving forward, there are many preparations that need to happen for county libraries to be ready to offer services safely.