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A Note to Our Patrons

 

 

What’s New? 10/1/2020

  • Remote Computer Classes are now being delivered over the internet to library computers as well as home computers. (jump to section)
  • Online temporary library card applications are again being accepted. (jump to section)
  • The Learning Express Library is now called out under Web Services and Resources. (jump to section)

Dear Library Patrons,

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library building is open for public access with limited hours. As a health safety precaution and a service to those who do not want to come into the building at this time, curbside pickup service will continue along with many online services and virtual programs. See below for more information about these services and programs.

Please visit this page, Facebook, and Twitter for more updates in the coming weeks. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we reopen the library to public access and re-introduce services and introduce new safety procedures for staff and patrons alike.

Curbside Service

Curbside Service is available at the Main Library and at the Bookmobiles. Our branches also offer curbside service. Please contact each of them directly for further information.

  • Conshohocken Free library (610-825-1656)
  • Perkiomen Valley at Schwenksville (610-287-8360)
  • Royersford Free Public Library (610-948-7277)
  • Upper Perkiomen Valley Library (215-679-2020)

Temporary Library Card Service

The library is pleased to offer a temporary library card so that you can access our online digital resources and services such as eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, remote computer classes, etc. Please click HERE for the Online Library Card Application. Once submitted, a library card number will be emailed to you with further instructions and links to resources. To receive your physical card, please bring your ID with a current address to the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library within a month from the date the barcode is issued to you. If you wish to pick up your card either from one of our branches or bookmobile, please call us at 610-278-5100 X 0

During this application process, a search is first done for an existing card. If found, your existing card will be renewed, and you will be contacted by email to confirm this. Otherwise, once your application has been submitted, a new library card number will be emailed to you.

Programs, Entertainment and Education

All programs will remain virtual: there will be no in-building, in-person programs until further notice.

We hope you will continue enjoying our virtual programs.

  • Librarians’ YouTube channel: Montgomery County librarians have a YouTube channel where they post story times and other library programs for children. Join Miss Kerri and Miss Becky for story time.
  • Virtual Tours: For history, education, art, and music visit some of our recommended virtual tour sites.
  • Hatha Yoga: Exercise with our volunteer certified yoga instructor, Ash Aragam on YouTube.
  • Book Clubs: If you are interested in joining our online book club meetings contact Asha Verma at Averma@mclinc.org.

Computer Classes Over the Internet

The Library offers free live one-on-one instruction of computer classes, conducted through remote connection software, between the teacher’s computer and your computer at home or at a computer in the Library. The Teacher will be able to see your screen and even control your mouse and keyboard!

Click the links below for more program information:

Web Services and Resources

Take advantage of the services and resources accessible through our website: mc-npl.org. Enjoy eBooks and audiobooks with OverDrive/Libby. Entertain the kids with the story books, videos, games, and puzzles from Tumblebooks, Bookflix and Trueflix.

In addition, you can also click HERE and explore our electronic resources such as:

  • Ancestry.com – Research your heritage (now available from home through December 31st)
  • Cypress Resume – Fine tune your resume.
  • RBDigital – Read full issues of magazines.
  • Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA) – Find your business competitors, sales prospects, job listings, and much more.
  • Learning Express Library – Students and job seekers expand your skills.

Holds

You can place a hold by calling your library or by logging into the online account catalog by clicking here. Holds are filled in the order they are received. Curbside pickup service is also available. Stay safe and get your library materials with grab and go service. For more information, call 610-278-5100 X 0.

Return Policy

Our book returns are available 24 hours a day. You may also return library materials at the designated location at our Front Desk when the building is open. Returns will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before being checked in. We will waive any fines that might accrue during this quarantine period.

Book Donation

Due to the pandemic, the library is not accepting book donations at this time.

Contact

You may email inquiries or questions to Asha Verma, Head of Readers’ Services at Averma@mclinc.org.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

The Staff and Board of Directors,
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library