Library Status | Available Services

Below are the services the library currently is offering. To print out a copy, please go here.

  • Appointments for browsing are no longer required. Browsing is limited to 30 individuals at a time on a first-come, first-served basis. Browsing hours are Monday and Tuesday from 2:00 – 5:00 PM and Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. There are no browsing hours on Thursday. Lobby pickup is still available (see below for the lobby schedule). Masks are required for anyone over 2-years-old.  Please adhere to CDC mask guidelines: two or more layers of fabric that completely cover your mouth and nose. No gaiters allowed.
  • Appointments are required for computer use. Time is limited to 45 minutes per session. Computer appointments are available Monday and Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Call the library (302-645-2733) Monday – Friday between the hours of 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM or for fastest response send us an email to schedule a 45-minute appointment to use our computers. Masks are required for anyone over 2-years-old.
  • Appointments are not required for Lobby service. The lobby pick-up schedule is 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Monday through Thursday. Pick up hours on Friday are 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • There are a limited number of curbside appointments each day. To schedule a curbside appointment, call the library or for fastest response send us an email.
  • Our book drop is OPEN 24/7 to return items. All items must be quarantined for at least three days before they are checked in so they may appear on your account even after you have returned them. You will NOT be charged late fees.
  • 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. If you are unable to get through during those hours, it is because all lines are busy. Please call back or send us an email (lewes.library@gmail.com). Please do not leave a message as messages are not retrieved.
  • Patrons can place a hold on items through the Delaware Library Catalog (dlc.lib.de.us). 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.
  • You can access online resources, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, Magazines, and more on the Delaware Division of Libraries eMedia page – all for free!
  • If you need something printed, please email it to lewes.library@gmail.com. We will print it for you and put it in an envelope with your name on it. You may pick it up during lobby pick-up hours. There is no charge for printing but donations (cash or check) are appreciated to help cover the costs. Wireless printing from home also is available. Instructions on how to do that may be found here.
  • 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 at this time.
  • 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