COVID-19 Updates

Manheim Community Library is currently open for in-person browsing with limited capacity and mandatory safety measures. Public computer use and print/copy/fax services are also available. You may also choose to use our pick-up service, Library to Go, during regular hours.

Library Hours

Hours are:
Mondays               9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesdays               9 AM to 5 PM
Wednesdays        NOON to 5 PM
Thursdays            9 AM to 8 PM
Fridays                  9 AM to 5 PM
Saturdays             9 AM to 1 PM

Wednesday mornings remain by appointment between 9 AM and noon to continue to accommodate our most at-risk patrons. To sign up, call the Library at 717-665-6700 during regular hours.

Entering the Library

When visiting the Library, please press the button marked Library to the right of the door for entry.

Mask Up and Social Distance

Patrons MUST wear a mask that completely covers the nose and mouth while in the building, practice social distancing, and comply with posted guidelines. The Library will maintain sanitation between appointments, quarantine materials, and adhere to current best practices.

Library to Go

Library to Go pick ups will be available in the lobby of the Borough building. Pick ups may be made during regular Library hours.

    • Holds – Specific items from Manheim Community Library or any of Lancaster County’s public libraries may now be requested using the Library System of Lancaster County’s holds system. This is the procedure that was used prior to the COVID-19 shutdown.  Patrons search for items in the library catalog and request delivery at Manheim Community Library.
    • Library Pick” lets patrons request items without having a specific title in mind. Library staff will make personalized selections based on responses to the form on the Library to Go page.
    • Pick ups – Holds and Library Pick materials will continue to be available for pick up in the lobby of the borough building.  After receiving an email that their hold is in, patrons call the Library (717-665-6700) to schedule pick up. Patrons may then stop by during regular hours on or after the scheduled day to pick up their items.

Book Drop

Return all Library materials to the book drop located on the outside of the building by the mini-park. DO NOT bring materials inside to return.

Returned Items Quarantined

Returned items will be quarantined for a period of 7 days. Any fines that accrue during the quarantine period will be removed when they are checked in at the end of the quarantine. 

Overdue Fines

Since March 2020, Manheim Community Library has waived overdue fees during the COVID-19 epidemic. Beginning with items checked out on Tuesday, January 12, overdue fines will be charged for any item returned late. Items will not be charged for fees accrued while the item is in quarantine.

The expanded services are part of the Library’s commitment to serve the public while maintaining the safety of staff and patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic until a full return to normal operations can be made.

We can’t wait to see you!