We have steps in place to serve you safely

June 25, 2020 UPDATE:

The staff of the Strasburg-Heisler Library is taking all recommended safety measures directed by the CDC and Office of Commonwealth Libraries to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our patrons. Although lancaster County is going “Green”, we are NOT prepared to safely open our doors yet for patron visits and will continue to provide curbside pick-up. **Please see the information below about curbside pick-up.

Please check back weekly for updates!! We look forward to seeing you in the library soon!!


Step 1. Safely return your library materials

Return you borrowed items to the library sidewalk where you will see 2 bins. One is for Strasburg- Heisler library materials and the second bin is for things belonging to other libraries.

Check the stamp on the top of the book pages or the barcode for where that item belongs and please deposit it in the proper bin.

This pre-sort on your part allows our staff less handling of the materials when the bins are emptied. All these items will be held in quarantine for 5 days. After that time, our materials can go back on the shelves while the other items get sent to their home libraries.

The more items we have back on the shelves, the better your selection will be when it is time to borrow.

Step 2. Lending begins on Monday, June 15

You will be able to borrow books and movies. All other items such as puzzles, dolls, and games are not available at this time. Properly sanitizing them between patrons who borrow them is just not possible. Museum passes are  not available since most of them are closed. We will not be able to retrieve books or movies from other libraries for you to pick up locally. If you want an item from another library, you must call that library with your request and pick it up there.

Step 3. Curb-side service 10-4 Mon.-Fri. & 10-1 Sat.

Visit the online catalog to see what is available at the Strasburg – Heisler Library. Choose up to 5 books per library card holder in your family and 3 movies per household. Be prepared with several other options. Call the library and a staff member will take your order and tell you when it will be ready for you to pick up.

When you arrive at the library, give us a call and we’ll bring your order out to you.

We now have 2 additional phone numbers to serve you more quickly 717-682-9348 and 717-682-9624

Not sure what to read? We’ll be happy to make some suggestions!

The Strasburg-Heisler Library is taking extra precautions to keep you and our staff safe by following the guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control and the PA Dept of Health.  You will be able to enter the library when the  PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries indicates that it is safe to do so.