March 1, 2021

Update on Library Services: March 1, 2021

BAPL Main, South Side, and Coolidge are now offering public computers again, in addition to limited and by-appointment browsing. This is effective March 1, 2021. Masks are required as is standard social-distancing protocol. Please note that the procedure is somewhat different at each location. If you have any questions, please call ahead of time.

Main Library

  • Normal hours
  • No appointment required for browsing; please limit your session to 30 minutes per day
  • Access is limited to the first floor only. There are children’s books available on the first floor. Anything needed from the second floor can be retrieved for you by a librarian.
  • Computers can be used for limited (half hour) sessions

South Side Branch

  • Limited Hours: Mon. – Thurs: 11AM – 6PM, Fri, Sat, Sun: closed
  • Appointments are recommended to browse. Call the South Side Branch at 610-867-7852 to make an appointment
  • No appointment required to pick up reserved items
  • Computers can be used for limited (half hour) sessions. Please call ahead.

BAPL Coolidge (Bethlehem Township)

  • Regular hours: Tues: 11am – 5pm, Wed: 11am – 7pm, Thurs: 11am-5pm, 2nd Saturday of the month: 10am to 2pm
  • No appointments required for browsing; please limit your session to 30 minutes per day
  • Computers can be used for limited (half hour) sessions
  • Call Coolidge at 484-892-6267 to reserve materials to pick up

No public reading areas or meeting rooms are available. All events are held virtually; refer to the BAPL calendar for details. All library locations continue to offer “grab and go” check-out, which means you can place books or other items on reserve and pick them up with your library card at the door if you do not feel comfortable coming in.

Library staff will continue to be available by phone, email, and the Chat Now service. Chat Now allows patrons to chat in real time with librarians and can be accessed from the homepage, upper right side.

The bookmobile is running its usual schedule, to deliver reserves. Browsing on the bookmobile is not offered at this time.

The book drops are open at all locations for return of library items.

Come see us soon and stay safe!