Library Services and COVID-19

Book drop, library materials, fines, and other library services affected during the closure. 

BOOK DROP
The Quarryville Library book drop is open as of Friday, June 12. If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of illness, please wait until you’re feeling better to return your items.

To guard against possible exposure, all returned materials will be quarantined for four (4) days before they are processed for circulation. Therefore, items may appear as “checked out” on your library account for approximately five (5) days after you return them.

REQUESTING ITEMS
At this time, we can only offer items located in our building; we cannot request materials from other libraries. Click here for more information or to complete an order form.

DUE DATES 
All due dates have been extended to 7/16/20, and we will continue to push back due dates during the Yellow Phase.

OVERDUE FINES
All currently checked out items have been automatically renewed. There will be NO fines for overdue materials at this time.

NEW LIBRARY CARDS
During this time, Lancaster County residents can request a library card by contacting the Library System of Lancaster County and indicating that they would like to apply for a library card. Once our physical doors are reopened, patrons will be asked to complete the registration process in-person. 

LIBRARY CARD EXPIRATION DATES
If your library card is about to expire, don’t worry. We have pushed expiration dates to September 1.

HOLDS
All holds placed before the library closure on March 13 are now cancelled. Due to the limitations of the library database software, there was no easy way to fulfill existing patron holds while allowing for the safe and timely handling of library materials. The normal hold service through the library catalog is also temporarily disabled, and all requests will be processed by phone or through this form. We regret any inconvenience this causes you.

 

The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and volunteers is a top priority for the Quarryville Library. We are working hard to develop guidelines and procedures that will allow us to provide library services to the Quarryville community in the safest manner possible.

If you have any other questions, you can visit the Library System’s FAQ or email library@quarryvillelibrary.org

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work together to ensure the health of our community.