Due to quarantine requirements for materials, all library materials must be returned to the Allentown Public Library in the book drops located outside of the building near the main door on Hamilton Street, or in the rear parking lot. You may also return items to Bethlehem Area Public Library or Easton Area Public Library in their respective return book drops.
Materials returned to APL book drops before the library opens are checked in as if they had been returned the previous business day once they have been quarantined at the library for 72 hours. For this reason, while your materials may have been returned on time, the actual check in will not happen until they are released from the quarantine for re-shelving, but the date returned will reflect the day you actually returned your materials. Note that in checking your account online, it MAY appear as if your books have not been returned until the check in happens. You will not be penalized for the lag time.
You may return our books to other public libraries in Pennsylvania, but please be sure that the library is a participant in the Access Pennsylvania program and will return the books to us. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN DVDS TO LIBRARIES OTHER THAN BETHLEHEM, ALLENTOWN OR EASTON.