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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.

  • As a result, all programs, events and space rentals are also cancelled.
  • Mobile Library, Library by Mail, Interlibrary Loan and the Musuem Pass Program are all unavailable at this time.
  • We are not accepting returns through library book drops, this includes the book drop at ShopRite in Marlton.
  • We are not accepting donations at any library location.

Here's what we are doing for our customers:

  • No fines or fees will be charged for any items you currently have checked out.
  • All library cards that are set to expire will be extended until June 2020.
  • 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

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?
As of March 16, 2020, we extended the due dates of all checked out items to June 1, 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.

Can I drop off my materials in outdoor book drops?
All BCLS book drops will also be closed during this time period.

What if some of my holds are ready for pick up?
Holds that are listed as ready for pick-up will be held at the branches until we reopen. Please disregard the pick-up by date listed in your account.

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..

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. Once we reopen, your card will be mailed to you and new applicants can visit their local library to validate their physical library card.

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