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Reopening Information (Alphabetical by Library)

Back Mountain Memorial Library | 96 Huntsville Road | Dallas, PA 18612 | (570) 675-1182

  • The library is now open to the public (with some restrictions) and is still offering curbside pick up.
  • Updated information can be found here. Please check often for updates.
  • Due dates that fell within the COVID closure timeline were extended to June 27.
  • Materials can be returned to the library in designated bins or in the book drop.
  • Patrons may place holds by calling the library within the above times at 570-675-1182 and speaking to a staff member.

Hazleton Area Public Libraries  *

  • During the yellow phase and a portion of the green phase, the Hazleton Area Public Library and branch libraries will remain closed to the public.
  • The main library and branches in Conyngham, Freeland and Nuremberg will be providing Curbside pick-up.
  • Patrons can call their local library to schedule the pickup, they may also submit the Google form that can be found on our website. Each form is location-specific.
  • During this closure, patrons can reserve only materials from the pick-up location. Patrons cannot reserve materials from other Luzerne County Library locations at this time.
  • Hazleton (Main Library) will offer Curbside Pick-up from our Mobile Printing Station.
  • A valid library card is required for materials checkout.
  • Staff will be available during our regular business hours at each location to answer questions, take curbside pickup requests, and receive honor and memorial book requests.
  • No donated materials can be accepted at this time.


*   Hazleton Area Public Library | 55 North Church Street | Hazleton, PA 18201 | (570) 454-2961 (form)

  • Mondays through Thursdays 10:00-11:00, 2:00-3:00 & 6:00-7:00
  • Fridays & Saturdays 10:00-11:00 & 2:00-3:00


*   HAPL Freeland Branch | 515 Front Street | Freeland, PA 18224 | (570) 636-2125 (form)

  • Mondays 1:30-4:00 & 6:30-7:30
  • Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 & 1:30-4:00
  • Wednesdays 1:30-4:00 & 6:30-7:30
  • Thursdays 9:30-11:00 & 1:30-4:00
  • Fridays 12:30-3:00


*   HAPL Nuremberg Branch | 45 Brush Street | Nuremberg, PA 18241 | (570) 384-4101 (form)

  • Mondays & Tuesdays 11:00-12:00 & 3:00-4:00
  • Wednesdays 6:00-7:00
  • Thursdays - Closed
  • Fridays 2:00-3:00


*   HAPL Valley Branch | 211 Main Street | Conyngham, PA 18219 | (570) 788-1339 (form)

  • Mondays 1:30-3:30
  • Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 & 1:30-3:30
  • Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 & 6:30-7:30
  • Thursdays 9:30-11:30 & 1:30-3:30
  • Fridays 12:30-2:30

Hoyt Library | 284 Wyoming Avenue | Kingston, PA 18704 | (570) 287-2013

  • Sidewalk service is now available at the Hoyt Library.
  • Submit your library materials request - call us to use our reservation system or email your requests to hoytlib@ptd.net. There is a limit of 5 items per cardholder.
  • Need ideas? Our library experts will give you personalized recommendations. Tell us your favorite authors or genres and they will put together a grab bag of items tailor-made for you.
  • Wait for our call - we will process your request and will call you with a pickup date and time. Sidewalk service is available Monday through Saturday 9:30-11:30 am. Please keep checking here for updated hours.
  • Pickup - at your appointment time, come to the back entrance of the library to retrieve your materials from the cart. All materials will be checked out to you and designated with your last name.
  • Enjoy your materials.

Marian Sutherland Kirby Library | 35 Kirby Avenue | Mountaintop, PA 18707 | (570) 474-9313

  • As of Tuesday, June 9, you may return your materials to the outside bookdrop.
  • All items currently checked out must be returned by June 27.
  • No donations will be accepted at this time.
  • Staff will be available to answer questions by phone between 10am-2pm, Tuesday through Friday @ (570) 474-9313
  • We will begin taking requests for picking up materials soon.
  • Watch for updates through our website, and all social media.
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Mill Memorial Library | 495 East Main Street | Nanticoke, PA 18634 | (570) 735-3030

  • The library will offer limited pickup services starting June 23rd.
  • Patrons may place holds by calling the library at (570) 735-3030 to speak with a staff member.
  • Hours for requesting and picking up holds will be 10 am to 7 pm Tuesday through Thursday and 10 am to 5pm Friday and Saturday.
  • Patrons will be able to pick up holds at the front of the library.
  • Holds will only be for materials from the Mill Memorial Library.
  • No inter-library loans will take place at this time.
  • Members of the public will not be allowed inside the library for any reason at this time.
  • Patrons must indicate the date and time when they will pick up the materials.
  • Patrons must wear masks and practice proper social distancing while picking up their materials.
  • Patrons can return their materials using the blue book drop located at the front of the library.
  • These policies will be reviewed and updated when necessary, depending on how the state and county reopens.

Osterhout Free Library | 71 South Franklin Street | Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 | (570) 823-0156

  • The Osterhout Free Library and branches are now offering no-contact pickup (Monday-Thursday: 10:00-6:30, Friday 10:00-4:00).
  • To schedule your pickup call the branch you wish to pick up from (Central, Plains, North or South) and let a librarian know what you're looking for. Then schedule a pick-up time.
  • When you arrive at your appointed time, you'll simply grab your items from the pickup area. They will already be checked out to you and designated with your last name.
  • Patrons are limited to 7 items at a time, and fines accrued before COVID-19 must be paid below $5.00 to borrow.
  • Enjoy and return on the due date.

Osterhout Free Library North Branch | 28 Oliver St | Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705 | (570) 822-4660
(See above)

Osterhout Free Library Plains Branch | 126 North Main Street | Plains, PA 18705 | (570) 824-1862
(See above)

Osterhout Free Library South Branch | 2 Airy Street | Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 | (570) 823-5544
(See above)

Pittston Memorial Library | 47 Broad Street | Pittston, PA 18640 | (570) 654-9565

  • The Pittston Memorial Library is closed to the public, however, the library is providing porch pickup.
  • Patrons can call the library at 570-654-9565 to schedule a pickup.
  • During this closure, patrons can reserve only Pittston Memorial library materials.
  • Scheduled pickup hours will be 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm Thursday, and 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday.
  • Patrons cannot reserve materials from other Luzerne County Library locations at this time.
  • If a patron does not have a library card, they can apply for one here.

Plymouth Public Library | 107 West Main Street | Plymouth, PA 18651 | (570) 779-4775
(To Be Announced)

West Pittston Library | 200 Exeter Ave | West Pittston, PA 18643 | (570) 654-9847

  • We are currently offering porch pickup.
  • Call us at 570-654-9847 between the hours of 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday or 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday to make a pickup appointment.
  • Currently we can only put holds on materials inside our own building for you as it will be some time before the Luzerne County Library System is able to transport books between libraries again.
  • Books, movies, and other library materials can be returned in our outdoor library book drop.
  • Please continue to check our Facebook page for updates as we continue to move toward reopening more and more services!

Wyoming Free Library | 358 Wyoming Avenue | Wyoming, PA 18644 | (570) 693-1364

  • In accordance with the CDC and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the Wyoming Free Library will reopen to the public on Monday, July 13.
  • Hours of operation: Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Thursday: CLOSED | Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Social distance guidelines will be observed within the library.
  • Computer usage is limited.
  • Patrons still cannot reserve materials from other Luzerne County Library locations via WFL at this time.
  • Curbside pickup (requested by phone) will still be available for patrons who do not want to enter the library.
  • The full Wyoming Free Library Reopening Plan can be found here.
  • If a patron does not have a library card, they can apply for one here.