124 North St Lehighton PA 18235 610-377-2750 liblehtn@ptd.net

Appointments & Curbside

LAML COVID Response: Updated policies  04/06/2021

Drop ins welcome if we are not at capacity, appointments are encouraged.

Your nose and mouth must be covered at all times

Use hand sanitizer when you enter

Stay 6 feet away from others including staff

Computers: Two computers in use at a time

          No more than 2 users at each (total 4)
          30 minute limit on the computer (with exceptions as needed, if possible)

Browsing: Three individuals or 1 family of up to 6 members to browse at a time
          No more than 6 patrons at a time
          Browsing limited to 30 minutes (with exceptions as needed, if possible)

Faxes, copies, wireless printing, and scans by curbside only

We encourage online or over the phone holds and curbside pick up

Groups may not congregate and individuals may not remain in the library for purposes other than computer use or browsing unless prior arrangements have been made with the Library Director.

Thank you for helping us keep one another safe.

How does Curbside Pickup work?

  • Reserve your items online, by email (liblehtn@ptd.net) or over the phone (610-377-2750).
  • Once your item(s) become available you will be notified and we will schedule a time for Curbside pickup.
    • If you need to change the pickup time you must call to reschedule.
    • Your items will be checked out to your account on the morning of your scheduled pickup.
  • When arriving ring the doorbell.
    • If you have books to return put them through the book drop slot at the side of the building and then move to the sidewalk.
  • A staff member will stack your books outside on the designated table.
  • Bring your own bag (s) to transport your items.

When can I pick up my items?

Curbside Pickup is available:

Tuesday & Thursday 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesday & Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 9 am – 3 pm

 

Who can use Curbside Pickup?

Curbside Pickup is available for library card holders whose account is in good standing. If you have a balance over $50, you must pay this before you can pick up any held items. For the safety of our staff, we will not be able to process payments at curbside and you will be asked to pay your balance separately from the curbside service. Call for more information or to check your balance.

Who can pick up my items?

Anyone may pick up your items, but they must have your library card number in order to pick up your items. Staff will not release items to those without a library card number.

How do I reserve items?

You can reserve most titles online or over the phone. There is no fee for this service. Once your item(s) are available, you will be called. You will have 3 days to pick up your item(s). After 3 days, your item(s) will be placed back on the shelves.

What if I no longer want to check out the items I have on hold?

Please cancel your holds through your online account or call us (610-377-2750) and we will cancel the holds for you.

How long can I keep checked out materials?

The items’ due date will be stamped on the item. You are responsible for returning the items on time or renewing them online or by calling the Library.

  • DVDs: 7 days, two renewals
  • DVD Series: 14 days, two renewals
  • New Adult Books: 14 days, two renewals
  • All Other Materials: 21 days, two renewals

How do I renew items?

You may renew your items online or over the phone. To renew online, login to your account. You may renew items if no one else has requested them, and if the renewal limit has not been reached.

Where do I return items?

You may only return items via the walk-up book return slot in the side of the building. This gives you 24 hour access to return your items. All items are placed in quarantine  before being placed back on shelves. 

I returned my items, but my account says they are not checked back in yet.

In order to ensure the safety of our staff and customers, we are placing all returned items into quarantine for 72 hours before checking those items in. Your items should be marked returned shortly after that time period.

Can I still put items in the book return in the side of the building?

Yes. Our book return will remain open. Library staff will check in any items put through the book return. All books are placed in quarantine for 72 hours before being placed back on shelves.

What are the safety precautions your staff is taking?

All staff members are required to wear a face mask and will practice social distancing from other staff members and members of the public during the curbside service. All items checked back in during this time are placed in a 72-hour quarantine before being placed back on shelves.

Please Note: Changing conditions may trigger restrictive color designations depending on the public health and economic conditions facing regions or counties, there could be additional actions, orders, or guidance that is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) or Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) as a county or region is designated red, yellow, or green. Some counties or regions may not experience a straight path from a red designation, to a yellow, and then a green designation. Instead, cycling back and forth between less restrictive to more restrictive designations may occur any number of times as public health indicators improve or worsen. This means that the library will respond to changing conditions and adapt the reopening plan.