COVID-19/Pandemic Reopening

YCL Service Update: Starting Monday, January 25, 2021

York County Libraries Reopen for Browsing Services

Kreutz Creek Library to Continue Lobby Pickup Only

York County Libraries are reopening for in-library browsing starting Monday, January 25.  In addition to placing holds for pickup, members can enter most library locations to browse the shelves. Due to their small size, Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam will continue offering lobby pickup only and Village Library in Jacobus will offer browsing services by appointment only.

We hope you’ll visit us to borrow your next great read or book on CD, rent a movie or hotspot!  Rather than our traditional “sit and read” library setting, we offer a renewed “browse and go” experience. This is part of the extra measures we’re taking to provide you with a safe and healthy library environment.  Services vary between locations, so please check with your home library for details.

Here is a quick list of what you need to know:

  • Starting January 25, most YCL locations are now open for in-library browsing.
  • Village Library is open for browsing by appointment only.
  • Kreutz Creek Library is open for lobby pickup only.
  • Public access computers are closed at all YCL locations except two.
    • Computer services are available at Dillsburg Area Public Library during operating hours and Guthrie Memorial Library by appointment only.
  • Seating is not available for in-library wi-fi use.
  • At some locations, members are successful using library wi-fi from their cars.

Health & Safety Measures:

  • Masks/face coverings are required*must fit & cover mouth & nose
  • Hand sanitizer supplied for member use at libraries
  • Social distancing measures and occupancy limits are in effect in pickup area/library
  • Frequent cleaning of high-touch areas
  • Plastic barriers in place at customer service areas
  • Quarantine of returned materials
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Starting Monday, January 25

Available at All YCL Locations:

  • Pickup of library materials placed on hold
  • 4-week loan period for books and audiobooks
  • 1 week DVD rentals – $2 for 1 week
  • Interlibrary loan from other library systems
  • New materials arriving regularly
  • Book return to book drops and designated carts/bins
  • Monetary donations accepted
  • Payment of fines

Available Online:

  • Online Holds
  • Over 80,000 Digital eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Music, & Comics
  • Over 80 Digital Resources
  • K-12 learning resources for students, parents, and teachers
  • Digital Story Times, crafts, and programs for children

Availability varies by location:

  • Hotspot rental is available at most locations – $20 for 4 weeks *Contact your library for availability
  • Themed Book Bundles *Ask your library about details & availability
  • Township Office delivery service available for Manchester and Springettsbury Township residents
  • Restrooms
  • Copier & Fax Service

Not available at all YCL Locations:

  • Computers, Wi-Fi, and printers (Exception- available at Dillsburg and Guthrie only)
  • In-library programs/events
  • Magazines
  • Stem kits, board books and toys
  • Seating areas
  • Study rooms
  • Meeting room rentals
  • Book donations not currently accepted
  • Services at Salem Square *not open, services available at Martin Library

Key things to know or do:

  • Place a Hold
    • YCL members can place item holds online or by phoning the library.
    • The library notifies members when items are ready for pickup.
    • Depending upon the library location, pickup can be at the library circulation desk, in the library’s lobby, on the porch or curbside. *ask your library for details 
  • Go Online
  • Drop Off
    • Members can continue using library book drops to return borrowed materials.
    • As part of YCL’s material quarantine process, returned items remain on member records for ten days.
    • Any fines accrued during that time will be reversed.
    • Members with health issues who are unable to return materials by the due date should contact their library for accommodations.
  • Mask Up
    • YCL is following the guidelines of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the Governor, the PA Health Department, and the CDC.
    • Masks and social distancing are required when picking up materials and while inside libraries.  
    • Visitors, age two and older, are required to wear masks or appropriate face coverings.
    • Anyone who is unable to wear a mask should contact their library to discuss alternative service options.

New Materials

New items are arriving regularly.  Find out what’s coming through the Wowbrary newsletter and place your holds in the YCL Catalog.

Library Hours

Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock

32 Main Street, Glen Rock, PA 17327
717- 235-1127, [email protected],org

  • Monday:
    • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
    • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:
    • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. *Seniors & High Risk,*
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Collinsville Community Library

2632 Delta Road, Brogue, PA 17309
717-927-9014, [email protected]

  • Monday:
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
    • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.,
    • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
  • Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

Dillsburg Area Public Library

204 Mumper Lane, Dillsburg, PA 17019
717-432-5613, [email protected]

  • Monday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. *High Risk*
    • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Dover Area Community Library

3700-3 Davidsburg Road, Dover, PA 17315
717-292-6814, [email protected]

  • Monday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

*Appointments for Seniors & High-Risk individuals are available Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please call 717-292-6814 for a reservation.*

Glatfelter Memorial Library

101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove, PA 17362
717-225-3220, [email protected]

  • Monday
    • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
    • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
    • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

Guthrie Memorial Library

2 Library Place, Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-5183, [email protected]

  • Monday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,
    • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
    • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

Kaltreider-Benfer Library

147 South Charles St, Red Lion, PA 17356
717-244-2032, [email protected]

  • Monday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

Kreutz Creek Library *Lobby Pickup Only

66 Walnut Springs Road, Hellam, PA 17406
717-252-4080, [email protected]

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

Martin Library

159 East Market St., York, PA 17401
717-846-5300, [email protected]

  • Monday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. *Seniors Only*
    • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

Mason-Dixon Public Library

250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown, PA 17363
717-993-2 404, [email protected]

  • Monday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
    • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday
    • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

Paul Smith Library of Southern York County

80 Constitution Avenue, Shrewsbury, PA 17361
717-235-4313, [email protected]

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

Red Land Community Library

70 Newberry Commons, Etters, PA 17319
717-938-5599, [email protected]

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
    • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
    • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

Village Library *Browsing by Appointment Only

35-C North Main Street, Jacobus, PA 17407
717-428-1034, [email protected]

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday
    • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. *Seniors & High Risk*
    • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

*Browsing is by appointment only.  Additional high-risk appointments are available by request.

Please Note: Hours and service offerings are subject to change in tandem with significant increases or decreases in York County COVID-19 cases. Check back on this page for the latest information!

Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting the Library

When will I be able to come inside the library to browse the shelves?

York County Libraries are reopening for in-library browsing starting Monday, January 25. In addition to placing holds for pickup, members can enter most library locations to browse the shelves. Due to their small size, Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam will continue offering lobby pickup only and Village Library in Jacobus will offer browsing services by appointment only.

When will public access computers be available?

Public access computers are closed at most YCL locations. Starting Monday, January 25, two YCL locations will offer computer access. Members can use computers at Dillsburg Area Public Library during operating hours and by appointment only at Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover. Interested members should call Guthrie Memorial Library to make an appointment for a 45-minute computer time slot. Any questions about Dillsburg’s service can be directed to the library.

When will York County Libraries offer more in-library services?

We will add more services as it is safe to do so. The health and safety of our members and staff is our top priority, so we are moving forward with care and precautionary measures. We are carefully following the directives and regulations of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the Governor, the Pennsylvania Health Department and CDC.

Do I need to wear a mask for pickup or in-library?

Yes, please do. Members, age two and older, must wear an appropriate fitting mask that covers the nose and mouth during pickup or in-library. Appropriate face coverings include masks, bandanas, scarves, and face shields.

What if I cannot wear a mask?

Our staff can provide you with alternative curbside or online services to meet your needs. Talk with your library’s director or circulation desk staff to find the best option for you.

Borrowing Materials & Holds

Is it safe to borrow library books?

The Institute for Museum and Library Services and the Northeast Document Conservation Center recommend quarantining returned books prior to loaning them to other members. We are quarantining materials for 10 days after their return. If you would like additional assurance, you can quarantine them at home prior to your use.

Can we still borrow book bundles?

Many library locations are offering themed book bundles. Check with your library about availability.

How does lobby and curbside pickup work?

      Lobby and Curbside pickup will continue to be available at most York County Libraries. Here is how it works:

    1. On the YCL website, use your account to place a hold on the library books or audiobooks that you would like to borrow. Be sure to select the library location where you would like to pick up the items.
    2. The library will notify you when your items are ready for pickup.
    3. Follow your library’s instructions for lobby, curbside, or porch pickup.
    4. ***You can have up to 10 holds at a time on your library card.

      Just a reminder... some books will come in earlier than others based on their availability so you may be picking them up at different times.

      Your holds notification will indicate which items you are picking up.

Where can I return my books?

Please return them to the library’s book drop or designated cart or bin. We cannot take them directly from you as we are continuing to follow low-touch and quarantine protocols for everyone’s safety.

Why are the books I returned yesterday still showing on my account?

We have changed the way we are quarantining materials. You might notice that returned items will stay on your record for 10 days. Any fines accrued during this quarantine period will be reversed.

I want to borrow DVDs, are they available?

Yes, with our increase in service offerings, DVDs are now available for checkout. Please note that after you return DVDs, they will stay on your record for ten days as part of the new way we are quarantining materials. Our staff adjust your account at check-in to reflect your actual return date. Any fees accrued during the quarantine period will be reversed.

Will I find new books by my favorite authors?

New titles by popular authors are arriving regularly. Find out what’s new or on order by signing up for the free Wowbrary newsletter or searching our catalog. Then, place your holds for some new reads!

What is the new loan period for books?

We have temporarily increased the loan period from three to four weeks to assure that you have ample time to enjoy your books.

Library Programs & Book Bundles

Will you be holding library programs?

We are not holding any in-library programs. For everyone’s health and safety, we are providing a variety of library programs online. Check out the YCL events calendar for details.

Do you have regular story times?

Our youth services staff offers regular story time programs for babies, toddlers and preschool-age children online. The next session starts in January. Search the YCL events calendar for dates and times. You can also watch story times on demand on YCL’s

Are you accepting book donations and holding book sales?

York County Libraries are not currently accepting book donations and holding regular book sales. However, a few Library Friends Groups are starting to collect books to hold small pop-up sales. Check your library for details.

I usually donate books and shop the sales. How can I continue to support my library?

During this time, our Friends’ fundraisers at several libraries have been canceled or postponed. Please help make up for this large drop in income. Our work continues and will be needed long after this crisis is behind us. A gift of any size can make a difference. Please consider helping today at donate.yorklibraries.org.

Can I donate magazines?

No, we are not accepting magazine donations.