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Computer Use & Printing Services

Adamstown Area Library will begin offering public computer appointments every Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm. You may schedule a 45-minute appointment for one person to use a library computer inside the building. Appointments can be scheduled up to 7 days in advance.

Safety for our patrons, staff, and the community is our first priority. Library staff observe all safety precautions and computers are cleaned after each use. Staff can offer verbal assistance, but hands-on help will not be available due to social distancing requirements. We ask that you consider utilizing computer access at this time for priority needs, such as: job search, filing for unemployment benefits, maintaining email contact with friends and family, business needs, etc.

Schedule your appointment here: https://aalcomputer.youcanbook.me

We will also continue to offer laptop and printing services via curbside service for patrons who prefer it.

Curbside services are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30AM-8PM, Friday from 9:30AM-5PM, and Saturday 9:30AM-2PM.

Laptop Services

To schedule a 1-hour appointment for laptop services, call the library at 717-484-4200.  This is a no-contact service, so laptops can be picked up in the vestibule.  Laptops are available for use in your car, using the library’s parking lot wifi.  We ask that you leave car keys or a valid photo ID as a deposit while you use the laptop.

Printing Services

Printing and copies cost 10¢/page for B&W and 25¢/page for color.

If printing from the library’s laptop, print as normal.  When you return the laptop, let staff know that you sent items to the printer. Staff will bring out your documents with your deposit item.

If printing from your own device, submit your request via email to info@adamstown.lib.pa.us.  In the email, please include

  • full name
  • library card number
  • attached documents for printing

AAL staff will print the documents exactly as they are attached to the email.  Staff will not make changes or edits to submissions and items will not be reprinted.  Patrons will receive an email when printed materials are available for pick up.

Privacy Disclaimer:  documents submitted through email may be viewed by library staff.  If your documents contain sensitive or confidential information, please consider using our laptop services or a retail location for printing.

New Curbside Pickup Hours

Beginning August 24, 2020, AAL began offering expanded curbside pickup hours.

New Curbside Pickup Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm

Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

We want to keep patrons and staff safe, so please follow the steps below.  Pickup will be arranged by appointment only, following social distancing guidelines.  We are looking forward to serving  you!

  1.  Starting July 6th, you are able to place the items you want on hold online through the catalog.
  2. You can also continue to place holds by calling the Circulation Department at (717) 484-4200, completing the online Adult or Youth Book Match form, or emailing info@adamstown.lib.pa.us.  Make sure to include your name, phone number, and library card number.  5 items per patron can be held per day.
  3. If you place your holds online, a librarian will call you to set up an appointment to pick up your items.
  4. If you call in your order, your appointment will be scheduled at that time.  Please note that this service is only available when staff are on duty.
  5. The library staff will prepare your items and check them out to your library card.
  6. When you arrive at the library, pull up to the side of the building.  Call us again at (484) 755-9143 to let us know you are here.  If you do not have a cell phone, please ring the doorbell to let us know you have arrived, and someone will meet you with your items.
  7. Please stay in your car.  Pop your trunk so a staff member can deliver your items.
  8. If you have any questions, please call the library.

Thank you for choosing AAL!

Need help picking a book?  Check out our blog.

Curbside Service Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I pick up holds now?
    • Yes, we are currently offering curbside service.
  • When can I pick up my holds?
    • Curbside service is being offered Monday through Thursday 9:30am-7:30pm, Friday 9:30am-4:30pm, and Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm. Once you confirm your appointment time, visit the library and call the library to let us know you’re here.
  • Can I return items when I pick up?
    • We are now accepting returns 24 hours a day. Please use the book drop for all returns. The book drop is open 24 hours a day. All items will be quarantined for several days and will still show as checked out on your account for up to a week after you return them. You will not accrue fines while items are quarantined. Do not renew any items you’ve returned to the library, as renewing your returned items may incorrectly place a fine on your account.
  • Do I need my library card?
    • Yes.  Please call the library if you have any questions or issues with your card.
  • What if I don’t have a library card?
  • Can I talk to a library staff member?
  • Can a librarian help me with OverDrive/computer questions?
    • Yes, please call the library for your ereader and technology questions.
  • Can I print something?
  • Can you fax something for me? Can I use the computer?
    • Due to the CDC’s recommended social distancing policy, we are unable to provide these services.