Curbside Pickup Begins Today!

The Morgantown Public Library System is happy to announce that curbside pick-up will begin on Tuesday, May 26 at all branch locations, including Arnettsville Public Library, Cheat Area Public Library, Clay Battelle Public Library, Clinton District Public Library, and the Morgantown Public Library. While following social distancing recommendations and supporting families learning from home, we are committed to providing safe access to library materials to everyone through this new no-contact pickup service.

Put Your Books On Hold: 

  1. Call your local branch. 
  2. Order online at http://www.mympls.org/ (Note: Online holds are limited to 10 items and DVDs are unavailable for holds.

Pickup Option 1: Drive-Through Service (We will not be accepting book returns through this service.)

  1. Your books are ready for pickup only after you receive a confirmation call from library staff. 
  2. Drive up to the library and park in the closest available parking space. Morgantown Public Library (Downtown location): Drive to the corner of Fayette and Spruce Street and stop at the designated library pickup space (see map). 
  3. Open the trunk of your car and please remain in your vehicle.
  4. Call the library with your name, make, and color of car.
  5. Staff will approach the car with your books and drop off the items into the trunk of your car.
  6. Please wait for library staff to finish packing your car before closing your trunk. 

Pickup Option 2–Grab-And-Go Service: (Please do not hand library staff your book returns)

  1. Your books are ready for pickup only after you receive a confirmation call from library staff. 
  2. Once at the building, call your branch or ring the doorbell (when available) to notify staff of your arrival. 
  3. A library staff member will retrieve your books from inside the building and place your materials either on a table or in front of the door. Please maintain a safe 6-feet distance. 

Arnettsville Public Library (4120 Fairmont Road, Morgantown, WV 26501)

  • Offering Curbside Pickup and Grab-And-Go Service
  • Call the library at (304) 278-2021 or visit http://www.mympls.org/ to order your books.
  • Pickup Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00pm-6:00pm and Fridays 12:00pm-3:00pm

Cheat Area Public Library (121 Crosby Road, Morgantown, WV 26508)

  • Offering Curbside Pickup and Grab-And-Go Service 
  • Call the library at (304) 594-1020 or visit http://www.mympls.org/ to order your books.
  • Pickup Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am-6:30pm, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:00am-4:30pm, Thursdays 10:00am-3:30pm, Saturdays 10:00am-1:30pm

Clay-Battelle Public Library (6059 Mason-Dixon Hwy, Blacksville, WV 26521)

  • Offering Grab-And-Go Service 
  • Call the library at (304) 432-8531 or visit http://www.mympls.org/ to order your books.
  • Pickup Hours: Mondays 10:00am-5:00pm, Tuesdays 10:00am-6:00pm, Wednesdays-Fridays 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm

Clinton District Public Library (2005 Grafton Road, Morgantown, WV 26508)

  • Offering Grab-And-Go Service 
  • Call the library at (304) 291-0703 or visit http://www.mympls.org/ to order your books.
  • Pickup Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 11:00pm-4:00pm, Wednesdays 11:00am-6:00pm. Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm, Fridays 11:00am-2:00pm. Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm

Morgantown Public Library (373 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505)

  • Offering Curbside Pickup and Grab-And-Go Service 
  • Call the library at (304) 291-7425 or visit http://www.mympls.org/ to order your books.
  • Mondays-Thursdays 10:00am – 7:00pm, Fridays-Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm

Aull Center for Local History (351 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505)

  • Call to make an in-person appointment at (304) 292-0140
  • Hours: Mondays-Wednesdays 9:00am-7:00pm. Thursdays-Fridays 9:00am-4:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm
Morgantown Public Library, Downtown Location

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. When will my order be ready for pickup? Books available in the building may take 24 hours for the order to fill. Books put on hold from other Morgantown Public Library branches or libraries within the West Virginia’s Northern Library Network may see longer than usual wait times.
  2. Will my order be delayed if I order books from multiple branches? You will receive a call once the books are fulfilled at your branch location. You will receive a separate call when your other materials arrive from other locations.
  3. What items can I order? All library materials on the catalogue are available for holds. However, online holds exclude DVDs. For DVD holds, call the library at (304) 291-7425.
  4. How many items can I order? Online holds have a limit of 10 items. Orders placed over the phone have no item limit.
  5. Can I return items at this time? Yes, please return your books only through our designated book drop-off bins located outside of the building.
  6. What are you doing to protect the safety of patrons? Our no-contact pickup models have been designed to adhere to social distancing recommendations.

    Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Library Association (ALA), we have imposed a quarantine period of a minimum of 3 days on all the books you are receiving today. Additionally, staff will be required to wear gloves and face masks.

    We do not recommend using abrasive cleaning solvents on library materials which can prove damaging. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us by phone at (304) 291-7425 or email at askmympls@gmail.com

  7. Why are you using plastic bags to deliver pickup items? Plastic bags are a temporary measure to protect patron privacy, protect library materials, and limit unnecessary contact. 
  8. How long will you offer curbside delivery? We are unsure how long we will continue this service. The health and safety of library staff and the community is our priority and we will continue to make decisions that further this objective.
  9. I have more questions! Who do I contact? We are happy to help. Contact us Mondays-Thursdays 10:00am – 7:00pm and Fridays-Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm by email at askmympls@gmail.com or phone at (304) 291-7425.
  10. I returned my book but it still appears on my “checked out” list. Why? Returned items are being quarantined for 72 hours before being checked-in and recirculated. Because of this, it may take up to five days for an item to be processed.
  11. My library card is expired. Can I renew it? Yes, email us at askmympls@gmail.com or call us at (304) 291-7425 with your name, phone number, email address, and current address.