Libraries Maintain Online Resources For Local Families Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Amy Mauk
March 23, 2020 - 3:29 pm
Computer in a library

Looking for additional online resources?  The following libraries have closed physical locations but they have many online options available.  Currently during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are offering waived late fees and additional online resources including temporary cards for new members. 

Beaver County Libraries 

Patrons can keep their items without incurring late fees.  In addition, any late fees that accrued from the beginning of March will also be waived.  The Beaver County Library System has extended their due dates on current borrowed materials until April 30. 

Available materials through the Beaver County Library System include Ebooks, audio books and other online resources.

More information on the Beaver County Library System can be found here:

Library cards for the Beaver County Library System can be requested here.      



Butler County Federated Library System

Members with current cards have eResources available to them.

More information on the Butler County Federated Library System:


Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh 

Late fees are waived and due dates are extended.  Resources available online include Ebooks, audio books, magazines, streaming television and movies.

More information on the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh can be found here:

Library cards for Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh can be requested here.


Washington County Library System

No fines will occur on checked out materials.  They indicate to check local branch Facebook pages for additional information on available services.

More Information on the Washington County Library System:


Westmoreland Library Network

All items will be automatically renewed and no fines will be charged.  A Covid-19 Resource Guide can be accessed through their home page along with additional resources.  New guests can request a digital card online to access Ebooks and EAudio

More information on the Westmoreland Library Network:

Library cards for the Westmoreland Library Network can be requested here.



Free Library of Philadelphia

Anyone that lives in the state of Pennsylvania can get a card at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 

Library cards for the Free Library of Philadelphia can be requested here.

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