Library FAQs During COVID-19 Re-Opening
Q: Can I visit the library?
A: You may visit the library during open hours. Please check our About Us page to see the current hours. All visitors ages 2 and up are required to wear a mask in the children's and young adult areas. We also ask that you use hand sanitizer before entering. If you do not carry your own, sanitizer is provided in the lobby.
Q: Can I return materials?
A: You may return materials to the bins in the library lobby during open hours or to the outside book drop when the library is closed. Please note that all items will be quarantined for 72 hours before check-in to ensure the safety of our staff and the next person to borrow the materials. For this reason, the items may not be reflected as checked in on your online account for several days. No fines will be assessed for this quarantine period.
Q: Can I use the public computers?
Public computers are available for use.
Q: Can you accept book donations?
A: We cannot accept any book donations at this time due to space limitations. Our priority at this time is managing our own materials. Please do not leave donated items in the book drop; we need the space for our own items. Also, please do not leave donations outside the library doors.
Q: Can I apply for a library card?
A: You may apply for a library card by visiting us during open hours.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
View the township's information page for:
- Township Updates about COVID-19
- Information on service providers, business assistance, school resources, and employee assistance
- Links to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), PA Department of Health, and the Montgomery County Coronavirus Data Hub
Library Digital and Online Resources
Many of our digital and online resources, like e-books, audiobooks, research databases, and more, require a library card number to gain access from home. If you do not have a library card, you are welcome to visit us during open hours to get one.
Download E-Books, Audiobooks, and More
Use Overdrive, Libby, or Freading to download e-books and audiobooks to your devices. There are selections for adults, teens, and children. Use RB Digital to read popular magazines on your devices. Use Hoopla to download or stream books, music, movies, and television.
Access Research, Career, Language, and News Resources
Discover all the e-resources that we have to offer. In the POWER Library, get access to thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and more to help with your research needs. Learn a new language with Mango Languages. Trace your family history with Ancestry. Explore the news with the Philadelphia Inquirer and News Bank. Prepare for school and career options with Learning Express Library.
Research Resources for Students
Students can use POWER Kids or POWER Teens to access the library's collection of age-appropriate resources, including full-text articles, photographs, and more.
Read Children's Books Online
Use Tumblebooks and Bookflix to read animated versions of popular storybooks online!
Online Resources for Families
View our resources prepared especially for families during this time. Find activities to support learning and reading for pleasure, including videos made by our staff.
Online Resources for Teens
View our resources prepared especially for teens during this time. Find activities to support learning and reading for pleasure, including videos made by our staff.
Online Resources for Adults
View our resources prepared especially for adults during this time of social distancing.