Browsing Times

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, MTPL will be modifying our in-person services.

Patrons who want to enter the building to browse the stacks or use the public computers will now be able to register for a 30 minute Browsing Time slot. Register online through our Calendar, or by calling 717-560-6441.

Everyone entering the building is asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. If you are not able to use a mask, our Curbside Pick-up service is available to all patrons.

Browsing Times are available:

Monday – Wednesday 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM, 6 PM, and 7 PM
Vulnerable Patrons Hour Tuesday and Thursday 10 AM
Thursday – Friday 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM
Saturday 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM

NOTE: on Tuesday and Thursday, the 10 AM browsing times will be reserved for vulnerable patrons.

We will be enforcing a capacity limit, so patrons must register for a time slot. Registration will close 10 minutes before the Browsing Time begins. All persons who are coming into the building must be registered, including children. If you arrive and have not registered, you will not be able to enter the building.

Patrons are able to register for one session per day. Public internet computers and Catalog computers will be available, and seating will be limited to computer users only. Patrons may use a public computer for one session per patron per day. Patrons must have their library card or a photo ID to access a public computer. Printing and self-service copying will be available for $0.25 per page for black and white, and $0.50 per page for color.

Tables, chairs, and study rooms are unavailable during Browsing Time. Internet computers for children will be available, but children’s play computers and toys will not be available.

Items Holds, Grab Bags, and Take Home Bags may be picked up during Browsing Time, or using our Curbside Holds service.

 
NOTE: If anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, has symptoms of COVID-19, or has been advised by a medical professional to self-quarantine, please do not enter the library, use our Curbside Pick-up service, or return library materials. If you need to renew items, please login to “My Account” on our Online Catalog or call the library for assistance. Thank you for doing your part to protect library staff and the community!