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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 (https://www.ccls.org/189/Contact-Us) before visiting for restrictions.

  • Many 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) https://bit.ly/cclscurbside. 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.
  • 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 CenterY6-Jul15-Jul29-Jun
Chester Springs LibraryY6-Jul6-Jul6-Jul
Coatesville Area Public LibraryY3-Aug24-Aug3-Aug
Downingtown LibraryY13-Jul3-Aug3-Aug
Easttown Library & Information CenterY20-Jul20-Jul20-Jul
Henrietta Hankin Branch LibraryY14-Jul20-Jul29-Jun
Honey Brook Community LibraryY6-Jul6-Jul6-Jul
Kennett LibraryY29-Jun13-Jul29-Jun
Malvern Public LibraryYTBDTBDTBD
Oxford LibraryY1-Jul1-Jul20-Jul
Paoli LibraryYBy ApptBy ApptBy Appt
Parkesburg Free LibraryY29-Jun29-Jun29-Jun
Phoenixville Public LibraryY13-JulTBD13-Jul
Spring City Public LibraryY6-Jul6-Jul19-Oct
Tredyffrin Public LibraryY13-Jul13-JulBy Appt
West Chester Public LibraryN29-Jun29-Jun29-Jun


Please understand, the state is still restricting our in-person services. Many of our virtual services continue, especially programming. Please check you local libraries website for what programs and services are available.


Stay healthy and Safe!

Joe Sherwood

CCLS, Executive Director.

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