The Monroe Township Public Library will reopen for Grab & Go Service on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. 

Grab & Go Service means that Library patrons will be able to enter the building, look for an item and check it out, make a photocopy, reserve an item, etc. Curbside pickup service from the Library’s Drive-Thru Window will remain available by appointment for those who prefer it. 

The Library’s hours of operation are:

Monday-Thursday9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Curbside 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Curbside 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Curbside 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SundayClosed

All patrons and staff are required to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines at all times while in the library building. Temperature checks will take place at the entrance before entry into the Library. Capacity will be monitored by library staff. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the building. Patrons are encouraged to use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building and after touching library materials and surfaces. Seating remains unavailable at this time. Self-checkout is encouraged.

Collection

Interlibrary loans have resumed. Interlibrary loaned materials are not quarantined. New books will remain in the center of the building and spread out to limit congestion. Magazines and newspapers will be unavailable for in-house use until further notice. Magazines may be checked out.

Returns

Return materials at any time to the book drop at the Library’s Drive-Thru or the book drop in the parking lot of the Senior Center. The book drop at the Community Recreation Center remains closed at this time. Items will be quarantined for 3 days before check-in. Please allow up to 5 days for materials to be removed from your record. Overdue fines have been waived for the time being. We are currently unable to accept material donations of book and media at this time. Stay tuned for more information about when we hope to be able to accept donations again.

Programs

We continue to offer a robust line-up of virtual programs for adults, children and teens via Zoom. A full schedule can be found at http://www.monroetwplibrary.org/virtual-programs. In-person library programming will resume at a later date. Outdoor programming is being planned.

Services 

  • Computer use will be available by appointment only. Appointments will be for 1 hour.
  • Photocopying will be available.
  • Faxing will be available at the Reference Desk.
  • Printing will be available at the Reference Desk.
  • Scanning will be available at the copy machine near the Reference Desk.
  • Notary service by appointment will begin on Monday, March 22.

Digital Library

Monroe Library cardholders can download a variety of media such as audiobooks, ebooks and magazines, as well as stream movies and music at any time of the day. Visit our website at http://www.monroetwplibrary.org/resources/digital to get started.

Public restrooms will be available.