About the Whitehall Township Public Library


  • 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.
  • Due to a state mandate, the Whitehall library will be closed until further notice.

    At this point, no items will be due until July 1, 2020, though that date may get pushed back as the situation progresses. The YELLOW book drop boxes will be unlock from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru Sat. beginning June 8, 2020.  We are working toward doing curbside pick up starting June 15, 2020.  (You can also use our digital resources, which are listed on our Research & Learn page.) Keep an eye on this website and on our Facebook page for updates.

    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.

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.

Library Board of Trustees

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

Click here for the notice of Board meetings.

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.

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

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.