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Montgomery County Public Libraries to Open Bookdrops, Resume Branch Telephone Services and Implement Contactless Hold Services

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Montgomery County Public Libraries will resume some services at library branches beginning Monday, June 29 with adjusted hours.

The branch bookdrops will be open at all branches for return of borrowed library materials except for Go Kits, laptops/hotspots, and items from the Library of Things Music. Fines on books will continue to be suspended.   

Donations are not accepted at branches. Donations may be taken to the Friends of the Library Montgomery County bookstore.  

Telephone service will be reinstated at branches, except for Noyes Library for Young Children and Long Branch. 

On Monday, July 6, a contactless hold pick-up service will be available at all branches.  Items may be placed on hold online or by calling the local branches. Once the hold is placed, customers will make an appointment to pick the hold up in the library vestibule or at an outside table. Details are being finalized, once more information is available it will be available on the MCPL website.  

If customers currently have a holds list, they are encouraged to review the information and delete or suspend holds they no longer wish to borrow.  

The three-week due dates will be reinstituted on Monday, July 6.  


Release ID: 20-339
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-463-2442