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Luzerne County Library System Reopening Information


A message from Luzerne County Library System Administration:

Now that Luzerne County has moved into the “Yellow” phase of COVID-19 mitigation, many in our community are asking when their public libraries will open for regular service. Like many businesses and organizations, we are eager to reopen to the public. Also, like other community organizations, there are specific steps that libraries must take in order to safely restore services. Libraries will follow guidelines developed at the state level, by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Therefore, opening libraries will not be like flipping a switch from off to on but rather a series of steps, similar to turning a dial and gradually offering more services until we are fully restored.

The Luzerne County Library System and our members are committed to providing safe facilities for all employees and library users. Our collective goal is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Each library and library branch will have a customized plan to restore staffing and services at our buildings. These will depend upon the physical layout of each building, the number of staff members that can be accommodated with proper social distancing, and the conditions in our communities.

Once we reopen, library staff (and eventually the public) will be expected to continue practicing social distancing, the wearing of masks, and the following of other procedures that will help keep our buildings safe and clean. Extra effort will be put into maintaining a sanitary library environment in our buildings. There will be necessary changes in the number of people that we can serve at one time and the type of services and programs that we offer. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our devoted library users.

Local libraries will advertise and use websites and social media to post their plans for restoring service. Please continue to monitor those channels for updates. All of us in the Luzerne County Library System wish the best for our communities and hope that everyone stays well until we can be together again.

Check here for updates and answers to frequently asked questions. We'll post new information as it becomes available.

Get the Facts on the Coronavirus
Helpful information can be found here.

The mission of the Luzerne County Libraries is to provide the adults and children of Luzerne County with the information and resources that support lifelong learning and lifelong enjoyment. With that in mind, we’ve redesigned our website to make it easier than ever to access the library materials, programs, and services you want.

Search our online catalog for books, music and movies. Use our round-the-clock reference services and databases for your professional, academic or personal interests. Apply for a library card or check out the upcoming programs (there’s something for everyone). Browse the site and get involved. Sure, our name is on the website, but it’s really all about you.

Luzerne County Libraries
Founded in 1984, the Luzerne County Library System (LCLS) serves the approximately 320,000 residents of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. LCLS is comprised of 10 autonomous libraries:

New DVD Policy

Effective April 2, 2018 - Read about our new DVD policy here.

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To change your OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) Password/PIN:

  • Navigate to the Catalog
  • In the upper right hand corner click on MY ACCOUNT
  • Enter your barcode (the number located on the back of your yellow library card)
  • At the password prompt, enter CHANGEME (no spaces; not case-sensitive)
  • Click LOG IN
  • In your account click on the gray bar labeled CHANGE PIN
  • Enter CHANGEME (no spaces; not case-sensitive) as Current PIN
  • Enter alphanumeric PIN of your choice in the NEW PIN field
  • Enter the same in CONFIRM NEW PIN field
  • Click UPDATE

  • Please note that the library does not keep a record of personal PINs. If you forget your PIN,
    contact the library and it will be reset to CHANGEME. You will then need to start the process


You can get new releases on DVD and older titles on DVD and VHS at your local library.

We have an extensive collection of music on CD and cassette available for you to check out.

Many tools can be found at the library to research and write your reports.