Mercer County Library System

We are committed to providing the materials and services that satisfy the educational, informational, recreational, and cultural needs of our diverse community, and strive to encourage a lifelong interest in reading.

Masks are required.

All library patrons over the age of 2 are required to wear face masks that cover both the nose and mouth, as well as adhere to physical distancing guidelines.

Public Open Hours

Quick, intentional visits instead of casual extended stays are encouraged. Branch hours are:

Monday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm,
Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and
Saturday: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Hollowbrook Branch is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday and is closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Aged 65+ and Immunocompromised Individuals are encouraged to come Monday and/or Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am to any branch.

Curbside Pick-Up Appointments

After you see or are notified that your holds are available, you may request Curbside Pick-Up! Appointment timeslots are available between:

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm,
Thursday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and
Saturday: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

The Hollowbrook Branch has Pick-Up appointments from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm every weekday (Monday through Firday).

Appointments must be booked no later than one hour before the timeslot. If you would like to book a timeslot within an hour, please call the branch to see if they can accommodate you.



Digital Collection

Behind the Books: Our New Podcast

Behind the Books is a bi-weekly podcast, including interviews with an author, as well an MCLS library staff member each episode.


Readers’ Advisory

Staff Picks