Beginning on March 15th the Meadville Public Library will reopen for all in-library services. Users will be able to browse the collections, access computers, and use our fax and printing services. The library will be open from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm on Fridays and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Curbside pickup will continue by appointment only, from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.
In-person programming continues to be suspended. We are also unable to provide one-on-one patron assistance that cannot be accomplished with proper social distancing. Children’s toys and play areas will also be unavailable. Seating will be limited.
We anticipate remaining open as long as local COVID-19 case numbers remain low. Face coverings will still be required at all times. All areas will be sanitized on a regular basis, and all returned books will still be quarantined as a precaution. We will continue to waive all fines and late fees for the duration of the pandemic.
Patrons can still reserve items for pickup by calling the library (814-336-1773) or by placing a hold online at catalog.ccfls.org. The book return will remain open and no fines will be charged for late materials.
Materials can be picked up at the side entrance of the Children’s Room. Pickup and curbside delivery service hours will be Monday–Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All reserved materials will be checked out to the patron’s library card and placed into a bag labeled with their first and last name. Patrons can pick up their ordered materials by just walking in the Children’s entrance and picking their bag off the shelf. MPL staff will monitor the entrance and answer any questions.
We offer curbside pickup for all reading materials. Library users can reserve materials online through the library catalog or by calling the library. Once your hold has been confirmed, please call us at 814-336-1773 to schedule a pickup time.
Due to the colder weather, the pickup location will now be in front of the library on North Main Street. When arriving we please ask patrons to call MPL and the materials will then be delivered to your vehicle.
In an effort to speed up the pickup process, Patrons are encouraged to limit their hold requests to 5 items per adult card and 10 items per child card.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Pennsylvania Department of Health
World Health Organisation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
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