ATTENTION
We are happy to announce that in addition to our online e-resources, we will now be offering safe access to physical materials from the library through a limited curbside pickup service beginning Monday, June 8, 2020. Place a hold and reserve items online through the WAGGIN catalog or by phone (724-437-1165). We will call you with pickup instructions when your materials are ready. The library building will remain closed to the public at this time.

Please read our FAQs for instructions below on how to use this service.

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CURBSIDE PICKUP

Uniontown Public Library (UPL) Curbside Pickup FAQs

If you or any members of your household are experiencing a fever, cough, or any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not schedule a curbside pickup.

Who can use Curbside Pickup?

Curbside Pickup is available for current physical library cardholders whose accounts are in good standing.  If you have a balance of $10 or more, that balance must be paid below $10 before you can request and pick up any item.  For the safety of our staff, we will not process payments curbside.  You may call the library and make payment over the telephone.  Curbside Pickup is not available for Virtual Library Card Holders.  Virtual Library Card Holders only have access to our electronic resources.

How do I reserve items?

Place requests online via WAGGIN or over the telephone. There is no fee for this service.  If the item is not at UPL, a request cannot be placed at this time.  When placing a request using WAGGIN, you will see “item unavailable” if you are trying to place a hold on an item outside your home library.  Requests for Inter-Library Loans are not available at this time.  Library staff will take telephone requests during the following hours:

Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm

Requests are limited to 10 books and 6 DVDs per library card account.  Books will be checked out for 3 weeks and DVDs for 1 week. As we are required to quarantine physical materials for 3 days, requests for additional materials can only be filled every 3 days after we’ve checked in the materials that were returned. 

How will I know my items are ready and what time can I pick up my items?

A staff member will call you to let you know the items are ready.  Curbside Pickup will be scheduled for you with a return call and pick-up will be on the same day as you ordered your items.

How does Curbside Pickup work?

1.  Reserve your item online or over the telephone by calling 724-437-1165.  If you are registered at a

     WAGGIN library other than UPL you may still place a hold request for items at our library by phone.

     All materials must be picked up and returned to UPL.

2.  When arriving, enter the parking lot at the rear of the library and park in your assigned numbered

      parking space.  

3.  Stay in your car.   Open the trunk or back door of your vehicle.  A staff person will deliver your items.

4.   If you are walking up for curbside pickup, go to the parking spot assigned to you.  A staff member

      will deliver your items on a rolling cart.  You will take the items off the rolling cart at a safe

      distance from the staff member.

How do I renew items?

You may renew your items online or over the telephone.  To renew online, login to your account.  You may renew items if no one else has requested them, and if the renewal limit has not been reached.

Where do I return items?

For your safety and ours, YOU MUST RETURN ITEMS TO THE JEFFERSON STREET BOOK DROP.  All returned items are placed in quarantine for 72 hours before being checked in and placed back on the shelves.  Items will be marked as returned in your account shortly after that 72-hour period.  Overdue fees will not be charged during the quarantine period.

I return my items, but my account says they are not checked back in yet.

In order to ensure the safety of our staff and patrons, we are placing all returned items into quarantine for 72 hours before checking those items in.  Your items should be marked returned shortly after that time.  Overdue fees will not be charged during the quarantine period.  

What are the safety precautions your staff is taking?  

All staff members are required to wear gloves, a facemask and will practice social distancing from other staff members and members of the public during curbside service.  All items returned to UPL during this time are placed in a 72-hour quarantine before being placed back on the shelves.  We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who jeopardizes the safety of our staff and/or patrons.

Can I donate gently used books, DVDs, etc.?  

Donations of physical materials are not being accepted at this time.

Can I park in the library parking lot?  

The library parking lot is only open for Curbside Pickup.

This Summer, Let Your Imagination Run Wild!

Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Summer Program! This year’s program is fun, interactive and online! There’s a program for everyone – children, teens, and adults.

Registration is now open:

Participate in the 2020 Virtual Summer Program from June 22-August 22, 2020. Earn chances by completing challenges related to your summer reading. For each challenge you complete we’ll enter you into a drawing for the chance to win a prize.  Children, teens, and adults can all participate to earn prizes by completing reading and activity requirements for their category.  All programs and activities are free.

Check our website for more details www.uniontownlib.org and follow UPL on Facebook for program updates and fun activities. Please contact the library with any questions, we are happy to help! Email us at:  summerprogram@uniontownlib.org or call us at 724-437-1165.

Virtual Children’s Program

Teen Summer Program

Adult Summer Program

Library Resources

Power Library Resources

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Learn, Grow, Connect

Research Tools

Available at the Library

Available On The Go

*Requires a WAGGIN card issued from Uniontown Public Library. Please visit our Databases page for more information.

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