For your safety, both branches are open for CONTACTLESS PICK UP ONLY.
Although the buildings remain closed to the public, our staff is here to serve you online and by phone:
Ambler 215-646-1072; Blue Bell 215-643-1320.
Check our Service Updates page for more details.

Not sure what you want to read next? Try our NEW Library Grab Bag!

Join us HERE on YouTube for storytimes with Miss Erin and Miss Michelle!

WVPL UPDATES DURING PHASED REOPENING

01/20/2021

CONTACTLESS PICK-UP ONLY CONTINUES AT AMBLER AND BLUE BELL

With the utmost care and concern for your safety and that of our staff, ONLY contactless pick-up by appointment is available at both Blue Bell and Ambler Branch. The Library Board of Directors will re-evaluate this decision once Montgomery County is no longer in the red zone with the severity of the COVID19 outbreak. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Though our buildings will be closed, staff are here during regular business hours to answer phones and prepare items for you to pick up at the door. For instructions on contactless pick up, go to >>>> www.wvpl.org/contactless

NEED HELP FINDING YOUR NEXT GREAT READ? Try our LIBRARY GRAB BAG service! Fill out a simple form to help us curate a bag of books, movies and much more - just for you! Click to get started >>> LIBRARY GRAB BAGS.

We'll also continue to stay connected to you through our virtual educational programs, e-resources and reference help.

Our reference librarians are available to assist you with placing a hold, answering your questions about any and all WVPL e-resources and technology. Please call 215-643-1320 ext. 19 Monday through Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 1 PM or send your questions using our contact form.

 

 

WVPL CURRENT SERVICES AND HOURS

Main Library at Blue Bell: 650 Skippack Pike 215-643-1320

Open for contactless pick-up by appointment Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 7 PM; Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM.

-  PHONE & EMAIL REFERENCE SERVICES  Have a question for a reference librarian? Phone reference service is available Monday through Friday 10 AM TO 6 PM; Saturdays from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Call 215-643-1320, ext. 19. Prefer email? Use the CONTACT US form at wvpl.org/contact.


Ambler Branch at 209 Race Street 215-646-1072

Open for contactless pick-up by appointment Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 7 PM; Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I returned my books a few days ago, but they’re still “out” on my library account?   Items returned to the library are quarantined for at least 3 days/72 hours before being checked in.  Don’t be alarmed if you see items on your account that you had returned within the past 3 days.  OVERDUE fines accrued during the quarantine will be waived.

What happens to returned library items?  Items returned to the library are quarantined for at least 3 days/72 hours before being checked in. Please do NOT attempt to sanitize materials at home. *Please do not hand returned items to staff when you are using our contactless pick-up service.

Can I check out a museum pass?

Please see museum pass updates HERE.

Are you accepting book donations?

WVPL Blue Bell and Ambler are NOT accepting book donations at this time.  PLEASE DO NOT leave any donations outside of our buildings, near the book drop or deposit in the book drop to come in contact with returned library books. 

Book donations were always collected, sorted and stored by hardworking volunteers of the Friends of the Library at both branches.  Due to current social distancing guidelines, volunteers cannot be in our buildings to resume this activity.  Please keep donated books at home until we may receive them safely and process them properly in the future.

Are you accepting new volunteers? Each volunteer is a valued and integral member of the library.  We truly thrive on the hundreds of volunteer hours worked on the library’s behalf each month.  However, due to CoVID-19, we are not accepting applications for new volunteers at this time. We look forward to the day when we can welcome all our volunteers back into our buildings.    

Will you provide virtual educational programs?

Yes! All educational programs continue online.  CLICK HERE to view our calendar of events. 

For storytimes, view Miss Michelle and Miss Erin's storytimes HERE. Be sure to scroll through the entire playlist!  

 

How can I stay up to date on library operations and what’s available when?

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!  When in doubt about service hours or pick-up procedures, please call before you visit!  Our friendly staff can help!   You can always check our website at wvpl.org/status for updates as well as Facebook @wvplibrary.  We also post updates and news in our weekly e-newsletter Wowbrary.  Sign up to receive Wowbrary updates via email here.

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