May 29, 2020
May 11, 2020
With Butler County moving to the Yellow Phase on May 15, 2020, under Pennsylvania's three phase matrix, the Butler County Federated Library System member library buildings will remain closed to the public while staff returns to the buildings to prepare their facilities for the phased re-opening.
Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, libraries' outdoor book drops will be reopened for you to return currently checkout-out materials. The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) recommends a 72-hour quarantine of collection items as the safest and most effective way to disinfect them. Libraries will be following this recommendation, so be aware that items will remain on your account until they are deemed safe to check in so as to prevent possible cross contamination. Due dates for items checked out between February 1 and March 14 have been extended until June 15th and will be modified as needed. No late fees should accrue on materials that were originally due during the closure period. Send us a message through the "Contact Us" tab if you have been charged in error. Placing a hold on items will be temporarily disabled in order to allow our courier to catch up with the backlog.
Like many businesses and government agencies, our plan to resume regular services will happen in stages, with the safety of our patrons and staff as a priority. Please check for updates here, as well as on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, for the latest information on our plan to restore services. We encourage you to continue to use all the electronic resources listed on both our "Adult" and "Youth" pages, as well as the links provided at the bottom of our "Home" page.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate this situation.
Cheryl Ferraro, System Administrator
Jill Hambley, Library Director