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In the interest of limiting the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, all Burlington County Library System locations are currently closed to the public until further notice.

Here's what we are doing for our customers:

  • Starting Monday, June 29, Curbside Pickup will be available Monday through Saturday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Burlington County Library as well as branches in Cinnaminson, Evesham and Pemberton. We designed this service to be contactless to keep you and your family as safe as possible.
  • Starting Monday, June 22, book drops will open on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm at four participating locations. We are not accepting returns at any other branch libraries, this includes the book drop at ShopRite in Marlton.
  • PLEASE NOTE: All materials returned will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked-in, therefore customer records may take up to 5 days to be updated. Thank your for your patience!
  • All due dates on checked out materials have been extended until July 31.
  • All library cards that are set to expire will be extended until August 2020.
  • Library by Mail service will resume on Monday, June 29.
  • We are working with and getting guidance from the Burlington County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control alongside other county, state and government agencies to plan and keep our customers informed.

We encourage customers to engage with us virtually through our website which provides access to online resources, streaming movies, ebooks and audio ebooks 24/7.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drop off my materials in outdoor book drops?
Starting Monday, June 22 we are accepting returns on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at four of our library locations - Burlington County Library, Cinnaminson Library, Evesham Library and Pemberton Library. Book drops will be open from 10am to 4pm.

We are not accepting returns at any other branch libraries, this includes the book drop at ShopRite in Marlton.

For information on returning items to member libraries, please check the location page for further information.

Can I drop off donations?
We are not accepting donations at any library location.

Are there any library resources I can use while library locations are closed?
Yes. BCLS provides a wide array of digital offerings, including ebooks, audio ebooks, streaming video and a wide range of online resources.

What if my items are due? Will I accrue late fees?
We have extended the due dates of all checked out items to July 30, 2020. However, if an item was already overdue as of March 16, we were unable to extend the due date. Fines accrued prior to March 16 will remain on your account, but no further fines will accrue after March 16. Please disregard any overdue notices you may receive.

What if some of my holds are ready for pick up?
Library staff will contact customers with available holds and will assist in scheduling a Curbside Pickup appointment.

Why can’t I place new holds through the catalog?
We are temporarily disabling holds on physical items. However, you can still access and place holds on digital materials via our catalog and the Libby app, or request items via the Curbside Pickup service.

Can I apply for a library card?
During our period of closure, Burlington County residents are welcome to apply for a library card and gain access to an array of digital resources. You will receive a temporary card number and PIN that can be used to access our digital collection of resources, ebooks, audio ebooks, streaming video and more. This card will expire in 90 days. Your card will be mailed to you and new applicants can visit their local library to validate their physical library card when we reach that stage of our reopening.

My library card is about to expire. How can I renew?
All library cards that are set to expire will be extended until August 31, 2020.

I have a question about my account? Is there anyone that can help me?
If you have any questions about your account or how to access digital resources please reach out to us using the General Inquiry Form.

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