Library Status | Limited Services

Effective June 1, the Lewes Public Library is beginning a phased re-opening in concert with the Delaware Division of Libraries and the Sussex County Department of Libraries. We will update this page as we go through the phases.

Please note the following:

  • Our book drop is OPEN 24/7 to return items.
  • You will NOT be charged late fees.
  • Patrons can place a hold on items through the Delaware Library Catalog (dlc.lib.de.us).
  • Items are being shipped between Delaware libraries but it may take longer than usual to receive an item from another library.
  • Once we receive your item, depending on how you requested to be notified, you will receive an email, text or phone call that the item is ready for pick-up.
  • Please contact the library to set up an appointment for contactless, curbside service to pick up your item. You can call the library (302-645-2733) Monday – Friday between the hours of 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM or you can send us an email (lewes.library@gmail.com).
  • For fastest response, send us an email (lewes.library@gmail.com).
  • Currently our pick-up appointments are scheduled 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 2:00 – 5:45 PM on Tuesday and Thursday. There are no pick-up appointments available on the weekends.
  • When requesting an appointment by email, give us a preferred day and several times that work for you. We also need to know what car you will be driving so we know what to look for.
  • Many of our programs are being offered online. Here is a list of our virtual offerings for adults. Here is a list of upcoming virtual author events. All online events are live and interactive. Events are not recorded.
  • ALL meetings of outside groups are cancelled and we are not scheduling meetings for groups until at least October.
  • If you have questions or need assistance, you may call the library at 302-645-2733 between the hours of 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM from Monday through Friday. Please do not leave a message as messages are not retrieved.
  • You also can send us an email (lewes.library@gmail.com).
  • You can access online resources, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, Magazines, and more on the Delaware Division of Libraries eMedia page – all for free!
  • The library is NOT accepting any donated materials. Please do NOT put donations in the book drop or leave them outside the building.

We will post updates on our website and social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Best wishes,
Lewes Public Library Staff