Montgomery County Public Libraries Holds to Go
Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), whose buildings have been closed since March due to the COVID-19 health crisis, started its contactless pickup service “MCPL Holds to Go” on Monday, July 6. Library customers will be able to place holds on items online or by calling a branch. When the items are ready to be picked up, the customer will get an email with instructions for making an appointment to pick up their holds.
When the customer arrives at the branch for their appointment, the library materials will already be checked out and waiting on a table for pickup.
Holds to Go is the latest service being offered by MCPL as Montgomery County continues to recover from the health crisis.
Virtual programming continues, with a broad selection of programs available for children, teens and adults. Library book drops are now accepting returns. Materials are being held for a minimum of 72 hours before they are checked in, so customers will see returned materials on their accounts for several days.
Branches also are providing telephone service during select hours. Hours and phone numbers can be found on the MCPL website. No services will be provided on July 3 and 4 for the Independence Day holiday.
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