All MCPL locations will be closed until further notice. Learn more about MCPL's response to COVID-19. Our virtual branch is available 24/7.

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All Library Locations Closed Until Further Notice

Published on Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:59am
All Library Locations Closed Until Further Notice

All Mid-Continent Public Library branches will remain closed until further notice. An extension of the Library’s previously announced closure is necessary due to continued public health concerns brought on by COVID-19. Each of the Library District’s three counties have issued stay-at-home orders for citizens until April 24. The Library will remain closed at least through this date and will continue to monitor the recommendations of public health officials. The safety and health of customers and staff remain the Library’s top priority.

While a firm reopening date has not been established, due dates for all currently checked-out items have been extended to May 15, 2020. In addition, all holds have been extended until the branches reopen, and fines will not accrue during this time as well. Book drops remain closed, so please keep your materials until the Library reopens.

While the physical libraries are closed, we would encourage everyone who is able, to access the virtual library. MCPL has a large, and quickly growing, digital collection that includes:

Be sure to follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily suggestions and recommendations on ways to take advantage of the many online resources and materials that the Library and its partners provide. MCPL will also continue to build its collection of livestreamed programming, including storytimes.

For more information about COVID-19, here are reliable resources with the latest news and recommendations:

We know there is no substitute for a visit to your local branch, and we are committed to getting our buildings reopened as soon as it is safe. In the meantime, we will be working to find ways to increase what we can offer during the closure and we will communicate with you as anything changes.

Thank you all for your support of Mid-Continent Public Library. We hope to see you soon.


Thank you for thinking of our community first. We will all get through this.

From Susan Mosier (not verified)
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 01:07pm

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