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What’s New at the Library

 

 

Latest updates: 9/7/2021

  • Starting Saturday, September 11, the Main Library Saturday open hours will be 9AM – 5PM.

Expanded browsing at the Main Library

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library (Main Library) building is open to the public with an expanded schedule. Curbside pick-up service will continue for those who prefer not to enter the building.

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule does not apply to our branches. Each Branch has its own hours and services. Please contact your Branch for more information. Telephone numbers for each Branch are below.

  • Books Go Round Bookmobile (610-278-5100 ext. 7)
  • Extension Bookmobiles (610-278-5100 ext. 7)
  • Words On Wheels Bookmobile (610-278-5100 ext. 7)
  • 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)

Masks Required

Due to the guidance of the CDC and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, and in light of the policy of the Norristown Area School district, the Main Library and its branches will require masking for all effective Monday, August 16, 2021. We will continue to offer curbside service for anyone who would prefer not to enter the building.

The Main Library is open to the public:

MON – FRI 10 AM – 6 PM
SAT 9  AM – 5 PM

You may:

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

But you may not:

  • use the meeting rooms
  • make book donations

Currently closed:

  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Community Room
  • Board Room

Using the library from home

The Main Library is open to the public with limited hours; but we will continue to offer telephone reference services, curbside pickup, and our online resources and virtual programs. Each Branch has its own hours and services. Please contact your Branch for more information. Telephone numbers for each Branch are below.

Please visit this page, and our Facebook page or our Twitter account for more updates in the coming weeks. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we take steps to ensure the safety of our staff and our patrons alike.

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

MON-THU 9 AM – 8 PM
FRI 9 AM – 6 PM
SAT 9 AM – 5 PM


Curbside Service is also available at the Bookmobiles and our branches. Please contact the branches directly for further information.

  • Extension Bookmobiles (610-278-5100 ext. 7) View the Bookmobile schedule
  • 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)

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.

We recommend you also consider enjoying the branches’ virtual programs.

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!

Web Services and Resources

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

In addition, you can explore our electronic resources such as:

  • Ancestry.com – Research your heritage (now available from home through December 31, 2021)
  • Cypress Resume – Fine tune your resume.
  • 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 your online account. Holds are filled in the order they are received. Curbside pickup service is available. Stay safe and get your library materials with grab and go service. For more information, call 610-278-5100 ext. 0.

Return Policy

Our book returns are available 24 hours a day.

Book Donations

The library is not accepting book donations at this time.

Contact

You may email inquiries or questions to Sydney Mason, Head of Adult Services at smason@mclinc.org.