Hours and Closings

Library Hours

Our branches are currently open with a hybrid of contactless curbside pick-up service and open public hours.

Inside the library, all patrons over the age of 2 are required to (1) wear face masks that cover both the nose and mouth and (2) adhere to physical distancing guidelines.


Library Open Hours

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

The Hollowbrook Branch is open weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Aged 65+ and Immunocompromised Individuals: Monday and Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00.


Curbside Pick-Up

Place items on hold and once they are ready, schedule a pick-up!

Thursdays: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The Hollowbrook Branch has appointments weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Our Safety Precautions

Masks and Physical Distancing

All library patrons over the age of 2 are required to wear face masks that cover both the nose and mouth, and are encouraged to adhere to physical distancing guidelines while inside the library facilities. Patrons may remove masks during outdoor programs only in instances when physical distancing of six (6) feet can be maintained.

Cleaning of Frequently Touched Surfaces

Our hours of operation allow for the more thorough cleaning of our branches before and after in-person services. Staff will clean frequently touched surfaces, to include, but not limited to public PC keyboards and mice, tables, handles and switches. Please use the hand sanitizer provided for patrons upon entry and remember to wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer throughout your stay.

Branch Seating

You will notice that most patron tables and chairs have been removed to accommodate physical distancing requirements. Please be respectful of another patron’s personal space when selecting seating. The most recent Executive Order recommends only families or groups of known persons to gather together indoors.

Returns

You may once again return your library materials inside the library or outside in the Book and A.V. Drops!

Access to Public Computers

Due to the limited number of PCs available in order to accommodate physical distancing compliance, computer use will be limited to one-hour per day. Extensions on PC time limits will not be possible at this time.

Wi-Fi Access

We encourage you to take advantage of our unlimited Wi-Fi access, which is available in and outside of our buildings from 6 am until midnight. See our Wi-Fi Access page for more information.

Community Rooms, Public Spaces and In-Branch Programming

At this time our quiet study rooms and meeting rooms will be closed. Branches cannot accept art or exhibit display requests. All in-person programs and events will be suspended. Our public spaces have been redesigned to accommodate physical distancing compliance.

Virtual and Outdoor Programming

We will continue to offer virtual programming through a combination of prerecorded videos, online programs and contests, live virtual events, and some limited outdoor events at our branches. Check out what we have planned on our online event calendar.

Public Notary Services

Notary services will resume at the branches, and will be available by appointment only. Go https://mcl.org/services/notary-public for more information.

Closings

Please note that we are either closed or operating with limited access on the below dates. Check the description of each event for the branches it effects and the modified opening schedule.

Saturday September 4

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 5

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Monday September 6

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Monday October 11

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Columbus Day

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 2

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Election Day

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Election Day

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Thursday November 11

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Veterans Day

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Wednesday November 24

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Thanksgiving Eve

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

Thursday November 25

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Thanksgiving Day

All branches are closed.

Friday November 26

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Day After Thanksgiving

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Friday December 24

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Christmas Observed

All branches will be closed.

Saturday December 25

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Christmas

All branches are closed.

Friday December 31

12:55 am – 11:55 pm
New Year's Observed

All branches will be closed.

Saturday January 1

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
New Year's Day

All branches are closed.

Monday January 17

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Monday February 21

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Presidents' Day

All branches are closed.

Friday April 15

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Good Friday

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 17

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Easter

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 28

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Memorial Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 29

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Memorial Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Monday May 30

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Memorial Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Monday June 20

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Juneteenth Observed

All branches are closed.

Monday July 4

12:05 am – 11:55 pm
Fourth of July

All branches are closed.

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