hoopla service ending May 31, 2024

After careful consideration, MCLS joins other libraries and library systems, including the Free Library of Philadelphia, in discontinuing the hoopla streaming service. Why is Mercer County Library System (MCLS) discontinuing hoopla? Although it is free for patrons to use, hoopla’s cost-per-circulation pricing model means MCLS gets charged a fee for every item that is checked … Read more

Text Notifications

Patrons now have the option to receive a text message notification for when holds are ready for pickup. This means no more checking emails or logging into accounts; instead, a simple text message can be set up to alert when items are available for pick-up. The text message will have the item name, the branch … Read more

NJ Makers Day

The 10th Annual New Jersey Makers Day will be March 15-17, 2024. Started with an initial grant from LibraryLinkNJ, the mission of New Jersey Makers Day is to inspire and activate libraries to showcase and highlight STEM and maker culture, enhancing life-long learning. MCLS will be celebrating NJ Makers Day with the following programs: Creation … Read more

Black History Month

We have programs, books, movies, and more to celebrate Black History Month this February. Check below for our events in the month of February! Programs for Adults African Americans of Central New Jersey: A History of Harmony and HostilityMonday, February 5, 6:30 pmHopewell Branch Black Artists Talk: Samuel Fosso, Kehinde Wiley, & Nick CaveTuesday, February 13, … Read more

MLK Jr. Day of Service

On Monday, January 15th, the Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor branches will be open 9:30am to 5:00pm. All other branches are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Card & Letter Writing Drive The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is a national day of service celebrating the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. … Read more

Top MCLS Books of 2023

The check-outs are in! These books were taken out the most times in 2023 by your fellow MCLS card holders! Click on a book below to go to the catalog and put a hold on it or see others like it. Kids and Tweens Picture Book Juvenile Fiction Juvenile Non Fiction Juvenile Graphic Novel Teen … Read more

Winter Holiday Closures

This year, we will be closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Please see the list below for more details. Sunday, December 24thChristmas EveAll branches will be closed. Monday, December 25thChristmasAll branches are closed. Sunday, December 31stNew Year’s EveAll branches are closed. Monday, January 1stNew Year’s DayAll branches are closed. Events for Kids Slime Time: … Read more

Winter Sock Drive

December 4 – February 28 Socks are among the most needed but least donated items. The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Hightstown, Hopewell, Lawrence Headquarters, and Robbinsville Branches will be collecting new socks to be donated to Homefront in Lawrence, and to RISE: A Community Service Partnership in Hightstown. New socks can be dropped off at the … Read more

The MyMCLSNJ App Functionality

The MyMCLSNJ app is currently experiencing functionality limitations due to a contract conflict between two software vendors. The vendors are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. The mobile version of our catalog is available through our website for your convenience: https://merl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/mcl. Don’t know how to use the mobile version of the catalog? … Read more

Thanksgiving Closing

Our hours have changed for Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24th. Please check below for more details.