Public Libraries Making Plans to Provide Limited Services

Under the direction of Governor Tom Wolf, Commonwealth Libraries has instructed all public libraries in Pennsylvania to close beginning Saturday, March 14 in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On Friday, May 22 we were permitted to send staff back into the building to start preparing for reopening to the public.

Each library will open under its own plan and timeline, no earlier than May 28. Library services will be limited in compliance with the guidance set forth by Commonwealth Libraries and based on library facility limitations. There will be no delivery of materials between Cumberland County's public libraries for a few more weeks.

Due dates for all materials due on or after March 13 were extended until June 1 and there will be a grace period through June 4. Holds and interlibrary loan items from March are in the library waiting for you, and staff will be available to assist in a variety of ways.

You will not accrue additional fines through June 4. You can pay fines online.

We adjusted our policy during this time. If you owe less than $25, you can use all online resources and place holds.

With your library card, you can access free online resources 24/7 including e-books and audiobooksmovies, and databases including magazines, investment information, homework help and more.

If you do not have a library card, you may request a temporary Digital Access Card. It will allow you to get access to online services, including downloadable eBooks & eAudiobooks. Please note that it cannot access Kanopy, our online streaming video platform.

We hope all in our communities stay well. COVID-19 advice and information from Cumberland County government is available at

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