Month: November 2020

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MPPL Closes Buildings; Continues Full Services

In response to community spread of the coronavirus and a stay-at-home advisory from the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Healththe Mount Prospect Public Library will restrict self-service access to the public beginning Monday, November 16, until further notice.

All services for materials and current programming are available at both the Main Library and South Branch, including Parking Lot Pickup, Home Delivery, Virtual Programs, and Reference and Readers’ Services.

The following services are available to our patrons during this time: 
•  Parking Lot Pickup 
  Home Delivery 
  e-Resources
•  Virtual Programming
•  Reference Services via chat, phone, and email (reference@mppl.org)
•  Readers’ Services readers@mppl.org and KidsRead@mppl.org
•  Research Services research@mppl.org
•  24-Hour Book Drops
•  Crafts-to-Go YouthServ@mppl.org 

Library hours and phone service remain the same. Main Library hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 12-5 p.m., South Branch hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday before the second Saturday of the month 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; second Saturday of the month 11 a.m-3 p.m. 

For a new library card, please visit www.mppl.org to sign up. There are books, movies, and resources available on our website to use while at home or pick up using Parking Lot Pickup. 

The library has free Wi-Fi to anyone who parks near the Main Library. There is no password.

The library offers limited computer-by-appointment access at this time; patrons can reserve a computer up to one day in advance. Please call for information and availability: 847-253-5675.

The library offers hotspots and Chromebooks/hotspot bundles for two weeks to use at home. Use the app or call the library to place a hold, and pick up the computer using Parking Lot Pickup at the Main Library or South Branch. Basic setup instructions included.

We are actively monitoring conditions for the health and safety of our staff and patrons and our services may change at any time. For updates, visit the library’s website and social media channels.

The library’s actions are guided by available science and information from health and infectious disease experts, the Office of Governor Pritzker, and the American Library Association.

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please refer to these important resources:
www.cdc.gov 
www.dph.illinois.gov 
www.cookcountypublichealth.org