*Using the Library

  • What restrictions and safety measures are in place for visiting the library?

**For the health and safety of all patrons, everyone must wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose at all times while inside the library and for curbside service. If you do not have a mask, you will not be allowed inside. Masks are available at the door if needed.  This is to protect our patrons and our staff, so that we can continue to provide services to you. (Children under 2 are exempt from this rule.)

Our children's computers are unavailable and our play area is closed. Programs are either online, off site, or available as grab-and-go kits for learning at home. Please do not bring large groups of children or drop your children off at the library at this time.

 Browsing and computer use is limited to 15 minutes. Feel free to use the hand sanitizer located at the doors and front desk.

Chairs are unavailable at this time in order to help with social distancing. Please plan your trip accordingly or call to set up an appointment for curbside pickup.

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  • When can I return the items I have at home?

Now. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE LIBRARY ITEMS OUTSIDE OF THE BOOKDROP in case of theft or weather damage.

  • How can I check out items?

You may log in to your account to order items online or come into the library. Please note, requests will take longer than usual as we are quarantining items according to Berks County guidelines.

  • Can I request items from another library?

Yes! The wait time is longer than usual due to the need to quarantine items.

  • How do I pick up my items curbside?

Over the phone: Call the library to order your items. When your items come in, staff will contact you to set up a pickup time. At the designated time, your Items will be placed on a table outside the library rear entrance, by the steps. Please be on time and wear a mask to help protect our staff and yourself.

Online: Order your items, wait until items are marked as "Held," then call the library to arrange a pickup time. Your items will be placed on a table outside the rear entrance by the steps at the designated time. Please be on time and wear a mask.

  • What if I don't have a library card or it expired?

If you do not have a library card, initiate the process online or give us a call. You will still need to come to the library to show a valid ID and proof of address in person.
If you have received notice that your library card has expired, please e-mail sspl@berks.lib.pa.us or call the library at 610-678-4311.

  • What about storytimes and other programming?

Programs are virtual or off site at this time. Craft Kits and other projects are available for pickup at the library. Please call the library or follow our Facebook page to see what's available.

Don’t forget that e-books and e-audiobooks are also available through the eBook catalog. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through the situation. On behalf of our Library Board of Trustees and all of the staff of the Sinking Spring Public Library, know that we will be working hard to bring you excellent customer service.


Last Updated: 5/24/2021