Library Updates

8/16/2021

Open by appointment during the following hours, curbside is also still available, limited computers available

 

Monday– 10-7   

Tuesday– 10-7

Wednesday– 10-5

Thursday– 10-5

Friday– 10-4

Saturday– curbside 9-4, in library browsing 10-3

 

Call 610.682.7115 to make an appointment.

Masks are required, please use hand sanitizer at the door and social distance from others.  

 

For those who would like to continue to use our curbside pick-up service, we will still be scheduling appointments.  If the above curbside hours are not convenient for you please call us to discuss another time for pickup.

 

A few guidelines and restrictions remain in effect:

We are open for browsing by appointment so we can maintain a manageable number of people in the library at a time.  You can call 610.682.7115  to schedule an appointment.

For the health and safety of all, we are requiring that everyone must wear a mask while in the building and the mask must cover your mouth and nose. If you do not have a mask, you will not be allowed inside. 

Hand sanitizer is available at our entrance and throughout the library. Please feel free to use it as needed.

Please practice social distancing at all times when inside the library.

Patron computers are available by appointment. We have limited computers due to social distancing. 

The book sale and meeting room is now open. 

You will enter through a different door than in the past and then exit the library through the glass door near the circulation desk.

Toys, puzzles, the computer and chairs are not available in the children’s room.

We are accepting book donations but on Mondays and Thursdays. Donations need to be brought to the front desk so we can look at them first.  

Please do not come to the library if you don't feel well. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work with The Lutheran Home to keep our community safe.


 
Request items by:

  • calling 610.682.7115. (We only have one phone line please keep trying if you get a busy signal)
  • emailing brandywinecl@berks.lib.pa.us, please include name and or library card in case we don’t have the current email address for you and a current phone number to reach you
  • using the online catalog by visiting www.berkslibraries.org/branch/brandywine


 

Curbside is available at the library parking lot. Our staff will bring your items to you.  You can park in one of the spaces in front of our porch or you can pull up to the first orange cone and our staff member will come to assist you. 

Our staff will be wearing masks and will help you with your items.   

We can take your return items and will check them in on the same day. 

In the beginning, only Brandywine items will be available for pickup.  Interlibrary loan services will resume later.  Here is a video to help you search our collection at home.

How to request items for curbside pickup:

  • calling 610.682.7115. (We only have one phone line please keep trying if you get a busy signal)
  • emailing brandywinecl@berks.ib.pa.us, please include name and or library card in case we don’t have the current email address for you and a current phone number to reach you
  • using the online catalog by visiting www.berkslibrasies.org/branch/brandywine

 
Hold limits have been reduced to 10 items per adult account and 25 items per juvenile account. 
 
Once your items are ready for you we will call you to schedule your pickup. Items will then be checked out to your account and bagged for delivery. 
If you have materials to return you can bring them to curbside or place them in our book drop during our hours indicated above.  (If the books drops are full please do not leave materials outside the book drop.)

 

Brandywine Bookfinder
 
Would you like some fresh items but not sure what to ask for? Call or e-mail (brandywinecl@berks.lib.pa.us) with general requests, and we will fill them with what we have on hand. Select a genre or give an example of what you'd like, along with a rough number of items. Specific requests are also welcome. Please keep in mind some holds will take longer to fill because interlibrary lending hasn't resumed yet.

For example:
"A few kids books about vehicles"
"2 newer adult fiction books"
"Some board books for my baby"
"10 picture books"
"I loved Woman in the Window. Something else similar."
"A teen sports book"

 

We only have one phone line so please be patient if it is busy.  We do have an answering machine and check messages on weekdays.  

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.