The Warminster Township Free Library is open as of Monday, 7/6/20. Our goal is to make your visit to the Library as safe and seamless as possible. In order to do that, please read and understand what we’ll be doing. Please email or phone Tracey Reed, Library Director, with any questions or concerns: email@example.com, 267.317.1335.
Here’s what you need to know about the Library reopening
The safety of staff and library users is of the utmost importance.
Please read more about what we’ll be doing and what we hope you’ll do, to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Placing and Picking up holds
This service is new to you and us, and we greatly appreciate your understanding as we fine-tune this service. Be assured we’re doing everything we can to make this process as seamless as possible. We ask that you follow directions and have patience.
Please look for items online, place holds, and we will notify you when they’re ready to pick up. Beginning Monday, 6/22, you may also phone the Library at 215.672.4362 to place holds. Once we open to the public, you will be able to (quickly) browse the shelves and check out with the Library staff. Curbside will be available for the foreseeable future.
Items must be returned to the outside bookdrop, including museum passes, Roku sticks, and hotspots. The inside bookdrop is closed, and staff cannot take items from you. All due dates were extended to August 1, so please don’t worry about overdue fines for items due during the pandemic.
Entering the Library
Once the Library reopens our doors on July 6, occupancy will be limited to maintain social distancing. You may have to wait in line to get into the building. As the weather warms, we are encouraging you to wait on the grass in the middle of the parking lot or in your car.
- Entrance to the building will be through the meeting room (south) doors. You will exit the building through the main (lobby) doors.
- Hanging out, congregating, extended sitting, reading and homework tutoring will not be allowed at this time.
- Meeting rooms are not available at this time.
- Please do not bring food into the Library. You are welcome to bring drinks, but they must be in tightly lidded containers. There is a vending machine with small snacks and drinks available.
The Warminster Township Free Library is an independent Community Public Library and part of the Bucks County Library District. The Library presently has a 7-member advisory board and is governed by the Township of Warminster. Today the Warminster Township Free Library is open 7 days a week (53 hours), has a collection of over 65,000 print materials, offers 300+ programs/year, and circulates over 200,000 physical items.
To inspire lifelong learning by providing a safe and welcoming environment with access to technology and resources for everyone.
The Library was founded in 1960 by the Federated Women’s Club of Warminster and housed in a room of the Township Administrative Building with a collection of 2,000 volumes collected from the community. The library was open 10 hours/week from 1962-1964, and moved twice between 1965-1970. The first was into a farmhouse at 265 W. Street Rd and then to a ranch house at 380 N. York Road.
The collection grew to 5,000 items by the end of 1970 and was open 20 hours/week. From 1971-1974 the Library moved to the lower level of the Township Building and then ultimately constructed and moved into its current 15,488 sq. ft. facility at 1076 Emma Lane in 1976/77.
In September 2012, the Library became a Department of Warminster Township.
In 2017, the Library increased hours and added Sundays.