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Welcome back to browsing at the library

MC-NPL’s Main Library building will reopen to the public with a limited schedule on Monday, August 24th. We ask that you complete your visit in 30 minutes unless you are using the Computer Lab. Curbside pick-up service will continue for those who prefer not to enter the building.

Masks Required

We ask everyone over the age of 2 to wear a mask while in the library. Library staff will be wearing masks as well. If you forget a mask, we can offer you a disposable paper mask. If you are unable to wear a mask, please consider taking advantage of our curbside pick-up service – we are committed to helping our patrons get access to library materials in the safest manner possible.

The Main Library will open to the public:

MON – FRI 11 AM – 3 PM
SAT 10 AM – 2 PM

You may:

  • pick up cards, items, and holds
  • use our curbside pick-up service
  • return items inside
  • use our catalog
  • use computers, via appointment
  • copy/print
  • ask us questions, of course!

But you may not:

  • gather or hang out
  • use the meeting rooms
  • make book donations

Currently closed:

  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Community Room
  • study carrels
  • public seating areas

Appointment only:

Computer Lab: MON – FRI 11AM – 3PM, SAT 11AM – 2PM

  • remote staff help only
  • computers will be socially distanced
  • sessions limited to 45-minutes per day/user

Library staff are available by phone for reference and curbside services:

MON, WED and FRI  9 AM – 5 PM
TUE and THU  9 AM – 7 PM
SAT 10 AM – 2 PM

Please be aware that your experience of visiting the library will be very different from the past.  How will it be different? 1) Visits limited to 30 minutes, 2) seating will be very limited, and 3) no in-person programming in the building.