Important Information to Know While the COVID Virus Remains a Threat to Public Health
Currently at Stage 4 (Building open with limited hours and services)
Masks must be worn by everyone in the building, except those who are fully vaccinated, under the age of 2, or who cannot medically tolerate a face mask.
Five public computers will be available; self-serve only.
All photocopies will be done by library staff.
Chairs have been removed; all games, puzzles and toys are in storage.
Magazines are available. No newspapers are available.
9:00-6:00 Mon, Tue
9:00-5:00 Wed, Thu, Fri
CURBSIDE DELIVERY SERVICE EVERY DAY
You may order library materials for curbside pickup. We'll call you to confirm your order, then pick up your order within 3 business days. Call us when you get to the library and we'll bring your order to your car!
Our Reopening Plan has been approved by the Library Board of Trustees. It can be read here. Please note, this plan may change if circumstances warrant.
No more overdues. You will not incur an overdue fee if you return materials past their due date.
However, your library card will be blocked if you have DVDs, New Books or Interlibrary Loan materials that are 7 or more days overdue, or if you have other library materials that are 30 days overdue. You'll need to either return or pay to replace such long-overdue items to use your library card again.
Can I apply for a library card online? Yes, all those who reside within (or who work in or attend as a student) the Parchment School District, may apply for a library card online here. If you reside outside of the Parchment School District, you may apply for a Reciprocal Borrower card in person at the library (bring your photo ID and home library card).
Will cancelled events be rescheduled? See our Library Events page for updates on all events, as well as helpful links to free Internet service and resources.
How can I keep updated about the status of the library? All service updates will be posted on the homepage of our website and on Facebook.
Use our 24/7 online library! Use your library card and any Internet-connected device to borrow digital books, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music. PCL offers a large variety of digital books, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music via Hoopla and OverDrive.
For more information, go to
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus
Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services https://www.kalcounty.com/hcs/covid19.php
How to prevent the spread of colds and flu
Wash your hands at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially before eating or after using the bathroom.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.
If you or a family member has a weakened immune system, avoid crowds as much as possible.