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A Note to Our Patrons

 

Dear Library Patrons,

Now that Montgomery County has entered the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Green Phase, we are pleased to announce the main library, its branches and the bookmobiles now offer curbside pickup and drop off of library materials.  See below for more information about this service and other programs available now.  Meanwhile, the library’s physical buildings will remain closed until further notice.  Please visit this page, Facebook, and Twitter for more updates in the coming weeks.   Thank you for your continued patience and support as we re-introduce services and introduce new safety procedures for staff and patrons alike.

The following services are now available:

We also hope you will continue enjoying our virtual services.

If you need a library card or need to renew an expired one, apply online by clicking here.  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.

Entertainment

Montgomery County librarians have started a YouTube channel where they are posting story times and other library programs for children. Join Miss Kerri and Miss Becky for story time.

For history, education, art, and music visit some of our recommended virtual tour sites.

Exercise with our volunteer certified yoga instructor, Ash Aragam on YouTube.

If you are interested in joining our online book club meetings contact Asha Verma at her email address under Contact below.

Services and Information

Take advantage of the services 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 (available from home through September 30th)
  • Cypress Resume – Fine tune your resume.
  • RBDigital – Read full issues of magazines.
  • Reference USA – Find your business competitors.

The statewide Chat With A Reference Librarian remains available 24/7.

Holds

We are currently accepting holds. You can place a hold by calling your library or by logging into our online account catalog on our website:  www.mc-npl.org   Holds will be filled in the order they are received. Your place in line for pre-existing holds will not change.  Curbside pickup service is now available. Stay safe and get your library materials with grab and go service. For more information, call 610-278-5100 X 0.

Return Policy

Fines will be waived through August 31, 2020.  However, library materials can now be returned to the book drops located on the Powell and Swede Street entrances. Since all materials need to be quarantined for 72 hours, it will take about 4 days before returned items are taken off from your account. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Book Donation

The library is not accepting book donations at this time due to COVID 19. Thank you for your understanding.

Contact

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

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

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