Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) resumed select in-branch services on Tuesday, June 16th. The first hour of in-branch service will be reserved for customers ages 60+ and other members of populations vulnerable to COVID-19. Curbside service, launched on May 18th, will continue to be available for customers to pick up items they have put on hold.
During this next phase of Library service, customers will be allowed inside MCPL branches for no more than 90 minutes per day. Limited public computers will be available for use as well as printing, copying, and faxing services and indoor use of Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi continues to be available outside of each of the Library’s branches 24-hours a day.
Customers are asked to maintain social distance while utilizing all available library services and are encouraged to wear masks inside the branches. Customers without masks may be asked to put on a library-provided mask if they need staff assistance while using a public computer.
Services that are still not available include: browsing shelves, meeting room usage, gathering in large groups, and using children’s computers. Prizes for the Summer Reading program will be mailed rather than picked up at the branch, and in-person library events are postponed. Virtual events are available on MCPL’s social media pages.
Library services will end one hour prior to each branch’s normal closing time to allow for additional cleaning.
All returns must continue to be placed in the outdoor book drops. Returned items will be retrieved from the book drops and quarantined for at least 72 hours before being checked back into the Library’s collection. This time will not count against due dates and fines will not be assessed until July 1st.