January 30, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library has resumed select in-branch services at all branches in addition to continuing to offer curbside and drive-up window service to pick up items reserved through its online catalog.

This phase of service will continue to operate the same way it did until late last year. Customers will be allowed inside MCPL branches for no more than 90 minutes per day. Limited public computers will be available for use (these will be spaced to comply with social distancing recommendations and cannot be used longer than 60 minutes per customer) as well as printing, copying, and faxing services and indoor use of Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi is available outside each of the Library’s branches 24/7).

Customers are asked to maintain social distance while utilizing all available Library services and must wear masks inside the branches throughout their entire visit. Services that are still NOT available include:

Browsing the shelves

In-person Library events (Virtual events are available on MCPL’s social media pages; Dial-A-Story, a phone-based storytime, is available at 816.701.6904)

Meeting room usage

Gathering in large groups

Using children’s computers

MCPL staff will regularly clean high-touch surfaces throughout the day and will continue to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) while working with customers and Library materials.

All returns must continue to be placed in the outdoor book drops. Returned items will be retrieved from the book drops and quarantined for 72 hours before being checked back into the Library’s collection (this time does not count against the item’s due date).

More information about the Library’s available services can be found at mymcpl.org/COVID.