Please note: Due to the rapidly changing nature of the current situation, these updates may change. We will post any changes as quickly as possible.

Library Remains Closed Until Further Notice

Prioritizing the safety of our library staff and patrons, the Sewickley Public Library will delay our re-opening plans. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase in Allegheny County, we recognize the risk that re-opening the building poses to the community. Therefore, the library will remain closed to the public until further notice.

At this time, we will continue to offer curbside pickup services and computer use appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will the library re-open?
What happened to the re-opening date I saw online?
Is curbside service still available?
How does curbside service work?
What are the curbside pickup hours?
Can I use a computer?
What are the hours for computer use appointments?
Is printing available?
When will library programs resume?
Can I schedule a meeting room?
When are my items due?
Where can I return my items?
Is the outside book drop open?
I returned my items, why are they still on my account/why am I getting an overdue notice?
Will I get fines?
What happens to the books I have on hold?
Can I request physical items in the library catalog?
How do I access library resources from home?
Are you accepting donations?
When is the next book sale?
I would like a library card. How do I get one?


When will the library re-open?

In the interest of safety for our entire community, the library will remain closed until further notice.

What happened to the re-opening date I saw online?

Given the increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Allegheny County, we will no longer open to the public in mid-July as we planned.

Is curbside service still available?

Yes! Curbside pickup is still available at this time.

How does curbside service work?

How Curbside Holds Pickup works:

  1. Visit sewickleylibrary.org/curbside-pickup or call 412-741-6920
  2. Request the item(s) you would like to pick up using our online form (or tell the Librarian what you would like when you call in). If you request items using the online catalog, schedule your appointment when you are notified the items have arrived at the library.
  3. Schedule up a pickup date/time. Please note, a limited number of time slots are available. Requests must be made at least 12 hours in advance. 
  4. At your designated pick up time, you can pick up your materials at the table by the back door of the library near the rear parking lot. Items will already be checked out for you with a receipt included that lists due date(s). 

Printing is also now available! Use our Remote Printing service to submit your print job to our printer. Schedule a pick up time to collect your prints.

What are the curbside pickup hours?

Beginning Monday, July 13th, Curbside Pickup hours increase to include evening pickup times!

Monday | 10:30 AM – 8 PM
Tuesday | 10:30 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday | 10:30 AM – 8 PM
Thursday | 10:30 AM – 6 PM
Friday | 10:30 AM – 6 PM
Saturday | 10:30 AM – 2 PM

Can I use a computer?

Yes, we are currently scheduling computer use appointments. Sessions are limited to 45-minutes and must be scheduled in advance. All users must wear a mask at all times while in the library building.

In order to enter the building, users must have temperature checked and answer a health questionnaire. Anyone with temperatures higher than the normal range will not be admitted into the library. If you have traveled outside of the state, please quarantine for 14 days before scheduling an appointment (as per the Allegheny County Health Department travel guidelines).

Users are limited to one appointment per day. Appointments are intended for computer use only. No other activities or services are available at this time. Computer stations are sanitized after each use.

What are the hours for computer use appointments?

Beginning Monday, July 13th, Computer Use Appointments can be scheduled even later! (Last appointment starts 1 hour before closing time.)

Monday | 10 AM – 8 PM
Tuesday | 10 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday | 10 AM – 8 PM
Thursday | 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday | 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday | 10 AM – 1 PM

Is printing available?

Yes, printing services will be available. You can print from our public computers or use our Remote Printing service from home and pick up at the library using our Curbside Pickup service. Patrons must see the staff member on duty to retrieve prints.

When will library programs resume?

All in-person library programs and meetings are cancelled through at least December 31, 2020. Visit the library’s Event Calendar for a list of virtual programs.

Can I schedule a meeting room?

No, all of our meeting spaces are closed at this time. Public use of our meeting and study rooms has been postponed through at least December 31, 2020.

When are my items due?

All due dates for materials checked out prior to the library’s closure in March were extended through July 1, 2020. Many items may be renewed past that date, though items that have holds on them can no longer be extended and must be returned to the library.

Where can I return my items?

Please return ALL items in the library’s book drop in the rear of the building off of the parking lot. Inside book returns are not available at this time. Please note, all returned items will be quarantined for 72-hours before they can be checked in. You may see items on your account for several days after they are returned, but we will check them in as soon as it is safe to do so.

Is the outside book drop open?

Yes, the library’s book drop in the rear of the building off of the parking lot is open 24/7. You can return your items at any time.

I returned my items, why are they still on my account/why am I getting an overdue notice?

For the safety of our staff and patrons, the library is quarantining all returned items for 72-hours before we can check them in. Items will remain on your account during this time. You may still receive an automated overdue notice while your items are in quarantine. Staff will check your item(s) in when it is safe to do so. If you have any questions regarding returned items, please call the library at 412-741-6920.

Will I get fines?

Overdue fines for all library materials checked out before our closure in March are waived through July 1. Many items will be automatically renewed after July 1, but any item(s) that have holds cannot be renewed and must be returned to the library.

If you have a question about an overdue fine on your account, please contact us at 412-741-6920.

What happens to the books I have on hold?

You will be contacted when your hold(s) become available. They can be picked up in the library or you can request curbside pickup.

Can I request physical items in the library catalog?

No, requests for physical items are currently disabled in the online catalog. But you can:

How do I access library resources from home?

Library users can access tons of library resources from home! Visit our research page for a list of available resources: https://sewickleylibrary.org/research/ Find kid-friendly resources on our kids’ page: https://sewickleylibrary.org/kids

Are you accepting donations?

No, we cannot accept any materials donations until further notice.

When is the next book sale?

Book sales have been cancelled through the end of the year. At this time, we do not have any dates set for the next book sale.

I would like a library card. How do I get one?

If you have a library card from a library in Allegheny County, you are able to use it at the Sewickley Public Library. If you do not have a library card, you can get one online here.



For current information regarding details about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Allegheny County Health Department,  Pennsylvania Department of Health or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control websites.