After careful deliberation with the City of Morgantown and the Morgantown Public Library Board of Trustees surrounding COVID-19, The Morgantown Public Library System and all branches will temporarily close to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17 through at least Sunday, April 5. As a result, all events and programs planned during this time will be canceled or postponed. The length of closure will be reevaluated on an ongoing basis.
This is not a decision that we took lightly as it affects access to in-person technology, resources, and gathering spaces we are known to provide to our community. We feel it is our social responsibility to protect the public by closing our doors to curb the growth of this public health crisis.
For those of you with library materials, feel free to return them to our book drops at your convenience or keep them until we are back in full operation. Remember, our 24/7 digital library will continue to meet you wherever you are. We have digital resources for all ages, interests, and formats including, ebooks, audiobooks, streamable movies, music, and magazines.
As the situation is ever evolving, we will keep you updated as we learn more. Follow us on Facebook to get the most up-to-date information. We look forward to opening our doors again and serve you the way we know best—with clean learning spaces for the whole family, new books, and smiles from your biggest literacy supporters. Until then, we’ll meet you online at our digital library.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What can I read while branches are closed?
The library’s 24/7 digital offerings include e-books, audiobooks, research databases, magazines, music, movies, and much more. You can find them all at www.mympls.org
What if my items are due?
Remember, we are a fine-free library. During this time, we ask you to either return your books to our book drops at your convenience or hold on to them during the closure and return them once we are in full operation.
Can I still request books?
Yes, you can still request books through our online catalog. However, you will not be able to pick up your materials until the library is officially open again. Even then, we anticipate possible delays in receiving materials from other libraries.
Can I drop off my library materials?
Yes. Please feel free to drop off your books at any of our book drops.
My library card is about to expire. How can I renew it?
All accounts that expire during this closure will see an extension date until June 2020.
I have a question about accessing digital resources. Is there anyone that can help me?
Please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or request a callback by providing your name and number.