Masks are encouraged, but no longer required for fully vaccinated patrons at Blue Bell and Ambler Branch libraries.  See our STATUS page for the latest on our procedures.

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WVPL UPDATES THROUGH COVID-19

07/2/2021

HERE'S THE LATEST UPDATE ON OUR ROAD TO REOPENING:

WHAT IS YOUR MASK POLICY AT THE LIBRARY?

Face masks are encouraged inside the library.

  • Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated patrons.
  • Please continue to wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated. Masks should cover your mouth and nose at all times.
  • Please respect the choices of other patrons and staff should they choose to continue to wear a mask while inside our buildings.

WHAT CAN I DO AT THE LIBRARY?

  • Browse for and check out books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and newspapers
  • Use the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) to find books
  • Pick up and check out holds
  • Use the self-checkout stations
  • Use public Internet computers
  • Sit, read and relax in our main common areas!

HOW LONG CAN I STAY AT THE LIBRARY?

  • There are no time limits for your visit! Stay as long as necessary during our open hours.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

  • Blue Bell and Ambler will be open for browsing Monday through Friday 11 AM to 7 PM, and Saturdays 11 AM to 5 PM.

WHERE AM I ALLOWED TO GO IN THE LIBRARY?

  • Any book stack, DVD, magazine and newspaper areas
  • Seating areas, tables and study carrels in our main common areas
  • Use the library copier and printer
  • Quiet study rooms at Blue Bell (1 per person)
  • Community spaces when used by a library group or activity
    • Community Rooms (Up to 25 persons)
    • Public Conference Rooms ( up to 4 People)
  • Public restrooms

 

CAN I STILL USE CONTACTLESS PICK-UP SERVICES?

YES! If you prefer to pick up only, call the library to schedule. For instructions on contactless pick up, go to >>>> www.wvpl.org/contactless


ARE YOU ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS?

YES! Both branches are is accepting book donations again! Please bring all donations into the library and the staff will show you where to deposit them. PLEASE DO NOT leave any donations outside of our buildings, near the book drop or deposit in the book drop to come in contact with returned library books. Thank you for continuing to support the library!


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HAVE A QUESTION FOR A LIBRARIAN? Our reference librarians are available to assist you with placing a hold, answering your questions about any and all WVPL e-resources and technology. Please call 215-643-1320 ext. 19 Monday through Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 1 PM or send your questions using our contact form.


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