Welcome to the Whitehall Township Public Library!
The library's mission is to provide lifelong learning with education, enrichment and entertainment through a full range of library services.
- Our library's growing collection features over 100,000 items. These include books, DVDs, CDs, recorded books, and more. We also have over 100 magazine and newspaper subscriptions - some in print and some digital. We get new materials every month!
- We can access more than 550,000 items at your request. The Whitehall Township Public Library has joined forces with ten other local libraries to form the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC). We all share one library card and catalog combining us into one collection. That means that patrons can place holds on materials in any of our partner libraries and have them shipped here or to the LCLC library of their choice.
Updates & General Information
New Hours: The library has new expanded hours. We're now open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday - Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
No More Late Fines!: The Whitehall Township Public Library and other libraries in the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC) are pleased to announce that starting September 1, 2021, we will no longer charge late fees for books and other items. Click here to find out what you need to know.
Inside the Library:
- See our About Us page for current hours.
- Per CDC and State Public Health guidelines, patrons who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face masks and have them in place while on library grounds. All patrons must sanitize their hands when entering the library, maintain social distancing in the building, and only touch materials that they plan to check out. (We do not regularly sanitize toys, so kids play at their own risk.)
- You can return items to the drop box at our front desk during our open hours or to the yellow parking lot drop boxes at any time.
- You can come into the library to check out items, but we also offer a curbside pickup option.
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 day. Then you can pick them up by coming to our side door during business hours and ringing the doorbell.
Story Time: This fall, we'll have a Preschool Story Time and a Zoom Story Time for our younger patrons. Click here for dates, times, and registration information. (Please note that we were planning to have an in-person Toddler Story Time, but that's changed to a Zoom Story Time for all ages.)
- We constantly have a small selection of books for sale, and we'll have a larger Book Sale on August 27 & 28.
- When you shop on Amazon, go through Amazon Smile to generate donations for Whitehall Township Public Library. Any time you shop this way and choose us as your charity, we receive a percentage of your total purchase. In addition to shopping through this link on your desktop or mobile web browser, you can also go through the AmazonSmile Charity Lists in the Amazon Shopping app.
- Books: Due to the extremely high volume of incoming donations, we're not taking any more book donations until after Labor Day. Once we start taking them again, we ask that you limit yourself to up to three bags or boxes at a time. (We prefer them to be in bags or boxes instead of loose for ease of storage.) We take books and most other media in good condition, except for magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, and VHS tapes. Please bring any donations to our side door during business hours and ring the doorbell.
- Other: We’re currently accepting donations of disinfecting wipes, disposable masks, hand sanitizer, copier paper (8.5”x11”), resealable plastic bags, stand-up sign holders (clear 8.5”x11”), cases of 8-oz. bottled waters, and gift cards (any store). Thanks to everyone who contributes!
- Check out our September Newsletter for more information.
- Visit our Research & Learn page for digital resources. You can access most of these from home with an Internet connection. As you get ready to go back to school, be sure to check out our Learning & Testing collection. There are resources for students of all ages, like Brainfuse HelpNow (free online tutoring), Brainfuse LearnNow (lessons and videos), and LearningExpress (prep for standardized tests and career certification).
Updated September 15, 2021.
Resources for You
This program is for all ages but is recommended for children 12 – 36 months old. It’ll be a 5-week session on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. from October 14 – November 11, 2021, held online through Zoom. Register only once per child for all dates in this session. Click here to register for Zoom Story…Read More
Preschool Story Time This program is for children ages 37 months – 6 years old. It’ll be a 7-week session on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. from October 5 – November 16, 2021. Parents must stay with their children during story time. Register only once per child for all dates in this session. Click here to…Read More
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