Following CDC guidance, masks are now optional at the library for patrons as of March 9, 2022. The Library To Go Window is still an option for any patron. Patrons who would like to wear a mask in the library will find masks available at the front door for their use. Please understand this situation is fluid, the library will continue to monitor the community level of transmission per CDC guidance.
- Library To-Go Window: patrons may call or email the library with library materials requests (book, audio book, DVD, etc.) and pick them up at our Library To-Go Window without having to come into the building. Patrons can request specific books, or the library staff is happy to pick out books for patrons based on their interests. (814) 642-9210 or email@example.com. Patrons can access the library’s online catalog at https://evolveopac.infovisionsoftware.com/senecamckean/
- Business services such as copies, faxes, and scanning can be completed inside the library or at the Library To-Go Window.
- The free public Wi-Fi will remain on 24/7 and can be accessed on library grounds
The book return on the corner of the building on Maple and Pine streets is open and another bin for returns is inside near the circulation desk during business hours. For the health and safety of our staff and patrons, please refrain from handing returns directly to staff when picking up your Library To-Go requests. Please make sure to place returns in the drop or bin and do not pull out any library materials already returned in the drop or bin. Library materials in the drop and bin have not yet been disinfected or quarantined. Returned library materials must be quarantined for three days and then sanitized before returning to circulation.
Large book donations are not being accepted at this time. Please call and ask the library staff on duty about your book donations before bringing them into the library. The library is only accepting gently used books and only a few at a time. Books, DVDs, audio books, and other physical library materials donated for library circulation or book sales are appreciated, but will not be accepted at this time due to the quarantine and sanitation process.
Please remember that the CDC, IMLS, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, PA Department of Education, and PA Department of Health have determined that these procedures are the best options for what public libraries are currently able to offer in terms of community health and safety. The S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library will be following all federal and state health guidelines. The S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees has the authority to change library procedures and services provided at any time to protect the health of the library staff, patrons, and community.
The S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library is a non-partisan, non-profit entity.