Library Restart General Information

Hours

We have resumed limited in-building services at both our locations:

  • Monday–Thursday: 11 AM–7 PM
  • Friday–Saturday: 11 AM–6 PM
  • Sunday: Noon–5 PM

The Main Library has a building capacity of 100 and the Ellettsville Branch has a capacity of 40. All patrons are asked to limit visits to one hour. The first open hour of each day is reserved for high-risk customers. Children age 11 & under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

 

In-Person Services

Curbside pickup is no longer offered, however, drive-up pickup is available at the Main Library for those who prefer not to enter the buildings. You can drive, walk, or bike up, and no appointment is required.

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. Some high-touch collections, such as print newspapers and juvenile toys, are unavailable. Self-check machines are the preferred method for checking out. 

Holds placed at the Main Library prior to September 28 can be accessed at the drive-up window or inside the building. Holds placed at Ellettsville prior to September 28 can be accessed inside the building. If you need further ADA accommodations, please email Chris Jackson at ada [at] mcpl.info or call 812-349-3103.

The Bookmobile has resumed its regularly scheduled routes. Given the limited space inside the Bookmobile, visitors must remain outside and are unable to browse onsite

The Friends of the Library Bookstore hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM–4 PM, with the first open hour of each day reserved for high-risk customers. The Bookstore will have a maximum capacity of 8. The virtual bookstore remains available as well.

 

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 are required to wear a face-covering while on the premises. Children age 2 and younger are exempt. Ventilator masks are not allowed. Disposable masks are available at all locations for patrons who do not have one. Please observe social distancing guidelines, keeping a minimum of six feet between yourself and others. Seating has been removed to encourage brief, purposeful visits. View all COVID-19 safeguards.

 

Closures

The Indiana Room, The Commons, the Silent Reading Room, Learn and Play Space, Baby Space, Level Up Audio and Video Production Studios and computer area, all meeting 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.

 

Virtual Services Available

Several virtual services are available, including teen social activities through Discord, VITAL adult learner self-paced programs and English language groups, eLibrary resources, and virtual programming for all ages.

 

Returns

All materials will be quarantined for four days after being returned, 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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