TOWSON, Md. — Harford County, library branches have already opened for online and phone orders, to be picked up by appointment-- at the drive thru or front door of the library of their choice. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule a pickup appointment, visit the library website.
The due date for materials currently checked out has been extended to September 1. All fines and late fees have been waived.
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Meanwhile over in Baltimore County, library staff will return to work on June 15, to prepare for a phased reopening of 17 branches.
Currently there are more than 400,000 books that remain checked out from when the library closed in March over COVID-19. About 58,000 customers have placed hold requests for future rentals.
On June 16, outdoor book drop offs will be available 24 hours a day. Late fees will be waived as long as the books are returned by August 31. All returns will then have to be quarantined for 72 hours before being rented again.
All branches will start offering curbside checkout on June 22, from Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baltimore County Public Library’s Loch Raven and Reisterstown Branch will be closed for renovations.
Once deemed safe, branches will open for indoor services. In the meantime, free Wi-Fi is available outside of ten branches.