Re-Opening Updates

Due to state mandates, the Whitehall Library will now be open limited hours, following CDC safety regulations. You still have the option to request items for curbside pickup, if you prefer.

Inside the Library:

  • See our About Us page for current hours.
  • Patrons can come in one hour to browse the collection, select items to check out, and use our copier (no loitering). You can come in for two hours to use one of our public computers (which you’ll sign up for at the front desk).
  • All patrons must wear masks or other facial coverings (unless medical reasons prevent it), use gloves or hand sanitizer (available inside the library), and maintain social distancing. We also encourage you to only touch materials that you plan to check out.
  • If you pay for prints or fines with cash, we will accept exact change only, and if you pay with a credit or debit card, there’s a $5.00 minimum. If you buy anything from our book sale, we can only take cash (in exact change).

Curbside Pickup: You can place holds on items by calling our front desk or using this website. To request items online, you can log into your account, search our catalog, click on the words “Place Hold” on the right side of the record, and submit your contact information. When anything arrives for you, we call you to schedule a pickup time.

Returns: All returns go in the yellow drop boxes in our parking lot. No materials will be accepted at the front desk.

Events: Our Summer Reading Program is now live, and both adults and kids can register and log in books through August 29, 2020. We’re also starting up some online programs, which you can see on our Events Calendar. Kids can enjoy our Virtual Programs & Activities, with a new story time added every Wednesday this July. Teens can check out some Activities for them, too. Patrons of all ages can check out our Summer Writing Contest.

Other: Check out our July Newsletter for more information.

Visit our Research & Learn page for digital resources. You can access most of these from home with an Internet connection.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and we thank you for helping us do our part to slow the spread of disease. In the meantime, we as a library also want to slow the spread of panic and misinformation, so we encourage you to get your facts and updates on COVID-19 from authoritative sources like the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.