Closure FAQ and Resources

Questions You Might Have for Manheim Township Public Library

Though the library is closed to the public, we will continue to post updates on our website.

  • Patrons will not owe any fines for the time we are closed.
  • All items have been renewed until April 15th.
  • If you have any Inter Library Loans they have been renewed. If they have not, fines will be waived for the time we are closed.
  • Please do not place any holds while we are closed. We are not able to fill them and you will need to replace them once we are open.
  • We have extended the expiration date on library cards. Please reach out to us at info@mtpl.info with questions about your library card.
  • If you need to apply for a new card, please fill out this contact form for the Library System of Lancaster County and indicate in the ‘Your Message’ field that you would like to apply for a library card.  
  • For more FAQ, see the page from the Library System of Lancaster County here.
  • All events are postponed until we are able to reopen, and the events calendar will be unavailable until that time.
  • Please reach out to us at info@mtpl.info with any other questions.

COVID-19 Resources:

We encourage you to monitor reliable sources on COVID-19 including:

PA Dept. of Health – https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

World Health Organization – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Johns Hopkins interactive map – https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

LNP LancasterOnline – COVID-19 Updates

LNP Page on Closing and Cancellations – https://lancasteronline.com/closings/

Social Media

Stay connected with the library and get instant updates by following us on facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Library Resources

eResources are open even when the library is closed! Check out our full list of e-resources on the Online Databases page, including:

    • OverDrive – downloadable e-books and e-audio books
    • Hoopla – free digital movies, TV shows, music, e-comics, e-books, e-audio books, and Great Courses.
    • Rb digital – e-magazines access
    • Freegal music – digital music to download or stream
    • Consumer Reports – online magazine with product reviews
    • Value Line – investment research tool
    • Heritage Quest – genealogical research database
    • BrainFuse JobNow – online career tools
    • BrainFuse HelpNow – online academic support for students including test prep for AP, SAT, ACT, GRE, ASVAB, Nursing School, and Citizenship exams
    • Universal Class – lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas

Children’s Resources:

    • Power Kids – Links to resources from PA Power Library like BookFLIX, TrueFLIX, InfoBits, and CyberSmarts with video storybooks, e-books, research resources, and online safety.
    • TumbleBooks – interactive, animated talking story books
    • BrainFuse HelpNow – online academic support for students including test prep for AP, SAT, ACT, GRE, ASVAB, Nursing School, and Citizenship exams

To access most e-resources, you will need a library card.  (Note: Some e-resources require a Manheim Township Public Library card.)

Virtual Reference Service

You can virtually chat with a librarian, a service provided by Pennsylvania’s Power Library.

More Resources

If you are wanting to vote by Absentee or through Mail-in-Ballot for the April 28th primary election.  Votes PA can walk you through those steps – https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx

Local, State and Federal Tax information – https://lancasterlibraries.org/tax-information

To fill out the 2020 census visit the United States Census 2020.