Library Services and COVID-19

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

The Quarryville Library book drop is open. 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 five (5) days before they are processed for circulation. Therefore, items may appear as “checked out” on your library account for approximately six (6) days after you return them.

Your items will be backdated to the date you returned them so you won’t accrue any fines. If you have specific questions about your checked-out items, please call the library at (717) 786-1336 or email

Please do not renew items you returned to the library!  These items may still appear to be checked out on your account because they are in quarantine.  Renewing your returned items may incorrectly place a fine on your account.

As of 7/6/20, the county-wide OPAC public library catalog is now available for patrons to directly reserve materials!  Please note that Manheim Township and Ephrata Libraries are not guaranteeing delivery of materials at this time. Click here for more information or to complete an order form.

During this time, Quarryville Library patrons can request new library cards by calling the library at 717-786-1336. Once our physical doors are reopened, patrons will be asked to complete the registration process in-person. 

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

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. 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

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