Current Status: The Library is Open.
Now open for browsing, computer use, and curbside pickup. Welcome back to 4422 Walbert!

The main entrance to the library is the same. Our 24-hour book drop is open. It is located in the back of the building of the new addition- the Northeast corner. Additional parking has been added to the front and side of the building. 

COVID-19: We are following the CDC’s recommended guidelines to keep our employees and patrons safe. Masks are required for those who are not fully vaccinated.

Summer Hours Effective July 6, 2021. 
Monday-Thursday: 9AM-9PM | Friday: 9AM-6PM | Saturday: summer hours 9AM-1PM

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Library Cards & Borrowing Info Under COVID-19 Guidelines 

Who is eligible for a library card?

Residents of Parkland School District

This includes North Whitehall, South Whitehall, and Upper Macungie Townships, as well as residents ward 17, 4th district and ward 18, 2nd district, both of Allentown.

Members who are aged 5 and up will receive a Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative card, which allows you to use any member library in the cooperative. You will also be able to take advantage of ACCESS Pennsylvania, a statewide program that lets you get a membership with any participating library, on the condition that you have an up-to-date card with your home library. Please contact any libraries you wish to register with beforehand to find out their requirements.

Members who are less than 5 years of age will receive a My First Library Card. This card is only good at the Parkland Community Library. Benefits and limitations are listed here.

Non-Resident

Residents of the Northwestern Lehigh School District are able to purchase a membership for $40/year. Cardholders will be able to use any member library in the cooperative, but will not have ACCESS Pennsylvania privileges. At this time, access to hoopla is not granted to patrons with non-resident cards.

ACCESS

Pennsylvania residents who belong to local libraries that participate in ACCESS Pennsylvania will be able to register with the Parkland Library, on the condition that they have an up-to-date card with their home library.

*Special note for parents:

For applicants under 18, the legal guardian is responsible for the care and return of items checked out at Parkland Community Library. The legal guardian is to pay all fines and damages that may occur to materials. Legal guardians are responsible for managing their child's account, supervising the selection of materials, and will make sure they obey library rules. A child's card is subject to the confidentiality law. Manage your child's account 24-hours a day through our online catalog and an automated telephone system. *Guardians must have an LCLC library card

How to Sign up for a Library Card:

Apply online by following this link! Once your new card is processed, you will receive an email with your library card number and pin, enabling you to place holds and use online resources. You will receive your card in the mail shortly after.

Borrowing Material

Loan Periods

  • DVDs - 1 week

  • DVD Series (with a 14 Day sticker on the spine) - 2 weeks

  • New Adult and Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction - 2 weeks

  • Launchpads - 1 week

  • Museum passes - 1 week - No renewals

  • All other materials - 3 weeks

Loan Limits

3 Museum Passes - Cannot have multiple passes for the same museum at the same time.

Automatic Renewals

New for 2021! Items will be automatically renewed up to 2 terms. Restrictions: Auto-renewal does not apply to items on a waiting list with holds. If a hold is placed during your check-out time, the item must be returned at the due date.

Requests for Materials

You may place a hold (reserve) on any item (with the exception of reference material) by phone or through the website. Find your item in the catalog, click on “place hold," and enter your library card number and PIN.

When the item is ready, the library will call to schedule a pickup appointment..

To request items not owned by Parkland or the LCLC, please contact the library at 610-398-1361 Ext. 101.

Returning Loans

Items may be returned in the bin outside of the library’s suite within the Roma Corporate Center. The bin is only available during business hours. All other Parkland Community Libraries book drops are closed.

Additionally, materials can be returned at any LCLC library.

The Library shall not be responsible for any materials left outside of the suite. If any materials are lost, damaged, or stolen that are left outside, the patron will be held accountable.

Fines & Fees

Overdue Items

We are not currently charging fines for items returned. However, we ask that you continue to observe the due date as close as safely possible. If you have not returned it within 4 weeks of it’s due date, you will be billed for its replacement and processing. If you have multiple long-overdue items, your library card may be suspended.

Lost or Damaged Items

If items you have borrowed have been lost or damaged, please contact the library at 610-398-1361 Ext. 101.

Lost Borrower Card

Apply online for a new card. Please be advised that once your new card has been created, your old card will no longer work.

How can I pay for my fines?

We will accept cash, money orders, credit card, cashier checks, or personal checks for the payments of fines and fees. If a check is returned for any reason, we will assess a processing fee of $25 on your library account. Payment must be made in full with cash or money order before you can resume borrowing privileges.


Page updated 4/5/2021