Effective Saturday, March 14, the Meadville Public Library building is temporarily closed to the public and will remain closed as a precautionary measure to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Library staff will continue to monitor the situation and share developments as new information becomes available.
UPDATE: The Library will reopen to the public on Monday, August 17th at 9:00 AM.
For the safety of patrons and staff, library access will be limited to 25 people at a time. Patrons will be asked to limit their visits to less than 30 minutes. Masks must be worn at all times within the library building and patrons are asked to maintain social distancing. Learn more here.
We thank our patrons for understanding and for being a part of our library. We will continue to share updates with you and we look forward to welcoming back our patrons to the library when we reopen.
We offer curbside pickup for all reading materials. Library users can reserve materials online through the library catalog or by calling the library. Pickup is available Monday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm. A designated drive-through area for pickups located on Steers Street.
In an effort to speed up the pickup process, Library staff is encouraging patrons to limit their hold requests to 5 items per adult card and 10 items per child card. To reserve an item for pickup, login to your online account (How to Place an Online Hold) or give us a call at 814-336-1773.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Pennsylvania Department of Health
World Health Organisation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
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