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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Plans for Reopening

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June 25, 2020 CCLS Update

The Chester County Library System is happy to update you on our current status and plans for reopening.

Reopening Status varies from location to location depending upon many factors. We’ll try and provide some general dates, but all locations have restrictions based upon building space (ex. maintaining 6-ft social distancing), staffing availability and more.  Our goal is to provide the Library services you need while mitigating the risks, the best we can, for everyone.  Please check with the library ( before visiting for restrictions.

  • All CCLS Libraries have curbside or non-contact pickup available.  You can still borrow library materials by reserving online or calling your library. To schedule pickups (when materials are ready for you)  Each library has specific procedures for you to follow when you receive notification that items are ready for you. Note: once a library moves to in-person service, its curbside service may change.
  • In order to comply with CDC guidelines, all materials that are returned will be subject to a 72-hour quarantine.  No fines will accrue while materials are in quarantine.  Staff will not be checking them in immediately, so if you are looking at your record, they will not clear right away.
  • Library card expiration dates have been extended until September 1st.  We will review that as we get closer to the date and may extend that period depending on the situation.
  • The following are some dates when services are planned to resume (subject to change):

Curbside / Contactless pickupIn-Library hold pickup (unscheduled)Browsing accessComputer access
Atglen LibraryY29-Jun29-Jun29-Jun
Avon Grove LibraryY13-Jul13-Jul13-Jul
Chester County Library & District CenterYTBD13-Jul29-Jun
Chester Springs LibraryY6-Jul6-Jul6-Jul
Coatesville Area Public LibraryYTBDTBDTBD
Downingtown LibraryY13-JulTBDTBD
Easttown Library & Information CenterYTBDTBDTBD
Henrietta Hankin Branch LibraryYTBD13-Jul29-Jun
Honey Brook Community LibraryY6-Jul6-Jul6-Jul
Kennett LibraryY29-Jun13-Jul29-Jun
Malvern Public LibraryY13-Jul13-JulTBD
Oxford LibraryY1-Jul1-JulTBD
Paoli LibraryY13-JulTBDTBD
Parkesburg Free LibraryY29-Jun29-Jun29-Jun
Phoenixville Public LibraryYTBDTBDTBD
Spring City Public LibraryY6-Jul6-Jul1-Aug
Tredyffrin Public LibraryY13-JulTBDTBD
West Chester Public LibraryN29-Jun29-Jun29-Jun

Please understand, the state is still restricting our in-person services.  So, for now, our virtual services will continue.  We continue cleaning our buildings, setting up appropriate social distancing markings, installing sneeze guards, and much more.

Stay healthy and Safe!

Joe Sherwood

CCLS, Executive Director.

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