Contactless Pick-up at Newtown Public Library

We are pleased to annouce that the library will be open for limited hours starting Tuesday, June 1.

Limited Open Hours:

  • Tuesday & Thursday from 1o a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Our superior contactless pick-up service will continue as long as there is a demand for it.

Contactless Pick-up Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

We are available to take your requests or answer your questions Monday through Thursday, and on Saturdays, during contactless pickup hours above. Call the library at 610-353-1022 x1 or email us at to request items that you would like to check out. You may also place requests through the online catalog.

Don’t know what you would like to read or watch? Our librarians are prepared to put together Grab Bag Bundles of up to 20 items based on your preferences for you to check out. Just let us know what you like and our experts will do the rest!

Please allow us at least 48 hours to gather and prepare your requests as we are operating with limited staff and have new protocols to follow that affect our ability for a faster turnover of requests. Items will be checked out to your library card before you arrive. Once you get the automated notice (or phone call) that your item is available, please let us know if you’d like contactless pick-up rather than coming in to the library to pick-up.

On your scheduled pick-up day, you will find your materials in a new plastic bag labeled with your last name on a table inside the contactless pickup shelter by the back entrance of the library. If you are unable to pick-up your materials during your pick-up time, please contact the library to reschedule.

For your convenience, we will continue to provide a bin for returned matierals in the contactless pick-up shed which will only be available during contactless pick-up hours. The front book drop at the top of the stairs is always available.

Please note that we are not accepting donations of any books or other materials at this time. Please do not put donations in the book drop or leave them outside the library. We will let you know when we are ready to begin accepting donations as well as any limitations to items we are able to accept. Thank you for your cooperation.