The Morgantown Public Library System Announces Partial Reopening!

We are thrilled to announce that the Morgantown Public Library System branches including Arnettsville Public Library, Cheat Area Public Library, Clay Battelle Public Library, and Clinton District Public Library will open its doors for restricted public access on June 1st followed by the Morgantown Public Library, downtown location, on June 8th. 

Though the library is taking steps to reopen its buildings, it will continue to offer curbside pickup and grab-and-go services: http://www.mympls.org/curbside-pickup-begins-today/

While the system-wide library closure since March inhibited the library from doing what it does best–bring people together–social distancing measures allowed the library to grow in other areas: digital checkouts increased 58% compared to the previous year. More than ever, the library is connecting with its patrons on a scale and never seen before. 

While ramping up its digital library, staff have also been tirelessly preparing for the eventual reopening of its doors. Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Monongalia Health Department, and American Library Association, the Library‚Äôs Board of Directors and Library Staff Health and Safety Committee developed a phased roadmap for reopening its libraries. The following policies are subject to change as the situation develops. We will continue to update the public whenever changes take place: 

Safety Measures

  • All library locations will open with limited occupancy allowance, all of which are determined by square footage and vary by location. 
  • Plexiglass barriers have been erected at all branch locations.
  • All incoming library materials will be subject to a 72-hour quarantine before they are recirculated. 
  • Furniture and computer terminals have been removed or reconfigured to create more floor space and encourage social distancing. 
  • Staff will be required to wear masks at all times and, though not required, patrons are also strongly encouraged to wear masks. 
  • Libraries are operating under more frequent cleaning schedules and improved standards. 
  • There are now more sanitation supply provisions throughout the library and restrooms. 

Facility Use

  • All events and programs have been suspended until further notice along with the Morgantown Public Library Friends Book Sale. 
  • Some branch locations will see a reduction in public open hours so staff can properly sanitize the facility. 
  • Meetings rooms are not available for public use at this time. 
  • Public computer use will be limited to 60 minutes a day.
  • There will be no charges for faxes, copies, or prints.

Branch Locations and Hours

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
  • Open Public Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30am-6:30pm, Fridays 11:30am-3:30pm

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
  • Public Open Hours Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am-7:00pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm

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.
  • Public Open Hours and 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.
  • Public Open Hours and 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.
  • Pickup Hours ONLY: 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