Spotlight on Asian Lives

We would like to emphasize the importance and realities of Asian Lives across the globe by making recommendations and highlighting some of our resources. There are recommendations for adult, teens, tweens, and kids — ages other than adult are indicated. Recommendations Databases

Download Our New App

We’re celebrating Library Lovers Month by treating our library lovers to a brand new app and updated website! What can you do on the MyMCLSNJ app? Browse the catalog and get recommendations Access your library card barcode and account Place and suspend holds Renew your checkouts Search MCL’s eResources Borrow digital content See upcoming events … Read more

Celebrate Black History

We have put together a collection of books and events available virtually from our library system in order to celebrate the rich history of Black Americans. Recommended ages for each suggestion is considered adult unless specified for younger ages. Recommended Reads Virtual Events The Lost Cause Monday, February 1, 7:00 pm The Lost Cause was … Read more

Live Chess Tutoring

Brainfuse HelpNow has added a new enhancement to their service – live chess tutoring!  They cite the popularity of chess as a pastime during the pandemic and interest driven by the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” (the story is also available as an eBook, eAudiobook, and physical book through MCLS) as the reasons behind including … Read more

Expanded Hours Starting Feb 1st

Our branches are currently open with a hybrid of contactless curbside pick-up service and open public hours. LIBRARY OPEN HOURS MONDAYS: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm WEDNESDAYS: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm FRIDAYS: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm SATURDAYS: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm CONTACTLESS CURBSIDE PICK-UP HOURS TUESDAYS: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm THURSDAYS: … Read more

Job Interview Practice by Appointment

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. Schedule a 25-minute session through Picktime – Appointments are scheduled for the … Read more

Overdue Fines Reinstated

As of January 1, 2021 the Mercer County Library System reinstated charging fines for overdue library materials. If you have any overdue materials, please return them in your branch’s book or AV drops as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact us via email … Read more

College Application Essay Review

Our staff will read and review your college application essay and offer recommendations that concentrate on the content, focus, and direction of your essay. For example, have you addressed the prompt, would the essay benefit from a new introduction, does your essay have one clear focus? Note, these recommendations exclude grammatical and mechanical edits. Please … Read more

Resume Review

Our librarians will review and proofread your resume or cover letter and offer feedback on recommended edits and changes, including grammar, formatting, and overall layout. Please email a draft of your resume or cover letter (as a Microsoft Word Document) to including a short description of the job you are targeting. Here is all the information needed … Read more