About the Whitehall Township Public Library

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Contact Information

Address:
Whitehall Township Public Library
3700 Mechanicsville Rd.

Whitehall, PA 18052

Phone: 610-432-4339

Website: www.whitehallpl.org

Twitter: @WhitehallTPL

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Temporary Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday (CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY): 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

See our homepage for current safety guidelines and restrictions.

 

Updated July 20, 2020.

Regular Hours: Temporarily Suspended

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Holidays & Special Hours

  • New Years Day: January 1: Closed
  • Memorial Day: Closed
  • Independence Day: July 4: Closed
  • Labor Day: Closed
  • Thanksgiving Eve: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Day: Closed
  • Christmas Eve: December 24: Closed
  • Christmas Day: December 25: Closed
  • New Years Eve: December 31: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Library Emergency Closings

Decisions about closing the library for inclement weather do not necessarily follow the Whitehall-Coplay School District’s direction. Library closings will be published on multiple platforms including:

  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69) and their online Storm Center.
  • Social media.

If the library is closed or closes early due to any emergency situation, then materials due on the date(s) the library is closed will be due the next day that we’re open. Materials due prior to the closure will be considered overdue upon return. For materials due on the date the library is closed and then returned after the library has been open for a day, fines will be applied as if the library were open. Our parking lot book drop boxes are always available for returns 24 hours a day.

WTPL Mission Statement

The Whitehall Township Public Library mission is to provide lifelong learning with education, enrichment and entertainment through a full range of library services.

Library Board of Trustees

  • Kathy Betz
  • Joe Ebner, Treasurer
  • Patricia H. Fried, Vice President
  • Fran Lloyd, President
  • Joan M. Shafer
  • Denise Shaffer, Secretary

Fines and Fees

Fines and Fees

 

Overdue Fines
Material Loan Period Fine / Day Limit
14 Day Books

(New Bestsellers)

2 weeks $0.25 No Limit
Fiction Books 3 weeks $0.25 No Limit
Nonfiction Books 3 weeks $0.25 3 / subject
Magazines 3 weeks $0.25 6
CD Recorded Books 3 weeks $0.50 6
MP3 Recorded Books 3 weeks $0.50 6
CDs 3 weeks $0.50 6
Puzzles 3 weeks $0.25 6
Adult DVDs 1 week $0.50 6
Juvenile DVDs 1 week $0.50 6
DVD Series Collection 2 weeks $0.50 6

 

Other Fees
Item Fee
Black & White

Computer Prints / Photocopies

$0.10
Color Computer Prints $1.00
ILL Book Not Picked Up $1.00
Lost or Damaged Library Card $2.00
Returned Check $40.00

 

Friends’ Book Sale

(The Friends of the Library maintains a book sale throughout the year. Patrons can find inexpensive, gently-used hard and paper backed books in both fiction and nonfiction.)

Item Price
Hard Cover $1.00
Soft Cover $0.25
Children’s $0.25

 

We accept credit cards for fines and fees, though not for the Friends’ Book Sale, and there is a minimum credit card payment of $5.00.