General Information

Hours

 

In-Building Services

We are open for limited in-building services at both locations. In-building services include the use of a computer, digital creativity workstations, scanner, fax machine, copier, and/or printer, as well as the ability to browse the shelves, and pick up holds.

The Main Library has a building capacity of 100 and the Ellettsville Branch has a capacity of 40. All patrons are asked to limit their visits to one hour. Children age 11 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Seating has been removed to encourage brief, purposeful visits. Self-check machines are the preferred method for checking out while inside the building. Unlike during our former curbside pickup service, your holds are not already checked out to your account. Please make sure to check them out before leaving.

 

Contactless Pickup

Contactless pickup is available through the drive-up window at the Main Library if you prefer not to enter the Library buildings. You may walk, bike, or drive up to the window. Learn more.

 

Space and Service Closures

The Commons, the Silent Reading Room, Learn and Play Space, Baby Space, Level Up Audio and Video Production Studios, all meeting and study rooms, the Auditorium, and The Ground Floor teen space continue to be closed. Young adult materials remain accessible in the Ellettsville Teen Space, however, the space is closed to social activities. Children's early literacy station computers and general play areas are unavailable as well. Some high-touch collections, such as print newspapers, are unavailable. 

 

Bookmobile

The Bookmobile continues to operate its regularly scheduled routes. To reserve items, please place a hold through our online catalog, or call 812-349-3050. Given the limited space inside the Bookmobile, visitors will need to remain outside and will not be able to browse the collections. Masks are required. View further details and routes.

 

Friends of the Library Bookstore 

The Friends of the Library Bookstore is open Tuesday and Thursday 11 AM–7 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM–5 PM, and Sunday 1–5 PM. The first open hour of each day is reserved for high-risk customers. The virtual bookstore remains available, offering unique gifts for Library supporters, including masks, bicentennial mugs and ornaments, t-shirts, notecards, tote bags, and more! Learn more.

 

The Indiana Room

The Indiana Room has reopened with a capacity of ten. Please limit your use to one hour if others are waiting. If your visit may be shortened or improved by providing advance notice of your query details, email indianaroom [at] mcpl.info a few days before you plan to come in. If demand for this service is not too overwhelming, we will gladly set materials out for quick digest, scanning, or photocopying.

 

Virtual Services

We offer several virtual services, including teen social activities through DiscordVITAL adult learner self-paced programs and English language groupseLibrary resources, and virtual programming for all ages.

 

Safeguards

We are committed to a safe, realistic, and community-oriented approach to serving you. For the safety of all, if you are feeling ill, please do not visit. Patrons and staff age 3 and up are required to wear a mask while on the premises. Masks must cover your nose, mouth, and chin. People who have been vaccinated still must wear a mask. Ventilator masks are not allowed. Disposable masks are available at all locations for patrons who do not have one. Please observe physical distancing guidelines, keeping a minimum of six feet between yourself and others. View all COVID-19 safeguards and case information.

 

Returns

All return slots are open. Materials are quarantined for two days upon return, therefore, items will take longer to become available. Due to material quarantines, you may receive overdue notices after returning your items. Please disregard––we do not charge late fines. Material quarantines will not impact your borrowing limits.

 

More Information

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