COVID-19 Updates

We continue to follow CDC guidelines regarding masking and social distancing:

  • We encourage you to wear a mask while in our buildings to help protect vulnerable people.
  • Please remember to maintain social distance.
  • Curbside services are available if you are not comfortable coming into our buildings.
  • Electronic resources, including downloadable books, movies and magazines are available 24/7 from our Electronic Resources and Database page.
  • Wi-fi is available in all of our parking lots.

Hours (Beginning June 1, 2021)

Brooklyn Branch
Tuesday & Thursday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eminence Branch
Monday & Wednesday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Main Library (Martinsville)
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monrovia Branch
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Morgantown Branch
Monday & Thursday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Waverly Branch
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

MCPL closely monitors CDC guidelines in order to establish safety procedures. Below are some steps we are taking to minimize the risk for our staff and patrons:

SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS AND STAFF

  • Requesting all people wear masks.
  • Providing contactless curbside pick-up
  • Posting safety guidelines at our entrances
  • Enhanced cleaning of all high-touch surfaces
  • Providing hand sanitizing stations in the branches along with hand soap in all restrooms. All staff and patrons are encouraged to practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Enacting social distancing procedures to maintain at least a six-foot distance between people
  • Requiring staff to monitor their health and wellness before reporting to work
  • Altering methods of service to adhere to social distancing requirements
  • Altering programs to allow for social distancing
  • Plastic shields for all service desks
  • Floors will be marked to indicate 6 foot social distance
  • The number of people in the building will be limited

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR OUR STAFF

  • Providing written procedures for new service models
  • Vulnerable employees are eligible for work accommodations

Useful Links

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Indiana State Department of Health

Morgan County Health Department

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will the library return to its pre-COVID hours?
June 1st

How can I get materials from the library?
We are open for services at all of our locations. Hours are listed above.

I’m at-risk and still not comfortable coming inside your building. Can I just pick up my holds curbside? 
All locations are still open for curbside pick-up.   For curbside service, simply place a hold on your materials through our online catalog, or by calling your branch. The Library will notify you when your items are available. When you arrive, call the branch and we will bring your materials out for you to retrieve. Please wait until the staff member retreats before approaching to get your materials. And, our digital resources are always available!

Can I return my materials?
Yes! You can return items in Library book returns or during open hours.

When can we start coming to programs again?
We will begin offering programming on June 1st.  Some programs will have limited capacity in order to maintain social distancing, or will be held outside.  We will continue planning fun and engaging virtual events.

What’s available online?
MCPL’s online services have been expanded for you! Patrons are encouraged to use the library’s extensive catalog of digital resources during the closure, including e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, movies, music and more. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for programs and story times.

How can I get a library card?
Residents of the MCPL district who do not have a card are encouraged to apply for a card online; staff will process your card and send you a card number for online access as quickly as possible. Or, visit your branch during open hours.  Please bring a photo ID and recent piece of mail to verify your address with you when you apply for a card.  More information about getting a card can be found here.

Help! My card has expired!
Give your local branch a call, or use our Contact Us page to let us know your name and library card number and we’ll extend your expiration date.