Updated Mask Guidelines – May 2022

Posted May 6, 2022

When Visiting Our Branches

Mask use will be recommended should Monroe County’s COVID-19 Community Level reach High, as determined by the CDC. Click to see Monroe County’s current community level.

Library Branches are Open

  • Libraries are open for patrons to browse collections and use the computers.
  • Curbside service remains an option for those who prefer a touchless library experience.

Keeping the Community Safe

Throughout the Monroe County Library System, enhanced safety protocols have been put in place to protect both patrons and staff. All library staff have received COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Training. Plexiglas shields have been installed at each of the 16 branches of the Monroe County Library System. Increased disinfecting schedules, particularly for high-touch surfaces, have been established.

Copy, Fax, and Mobile Printing Services

All branches are now providing mobile printing, allowing patrons the opportunity to print from their personal devices.

Need help with mobile printing? Click here.



Donations are now being accepted at the following branches:

  • Bedford
  • Blue Bush
  • Carleton
  • Dorsch
  • Dundee
  • Frenchtown-Dixie
  • Ida
  • Maybee
  • Newport
  • Petersburg
  • South Rockwood
  • Vivian

Dropbox and Returned Items

  • Branch drop boxes are open
  • Previously borrowed books may be returned to library drop boxes

Education at Home

The Library is actively striving to support parents and students in search of educational resources during the challenges brought on by COVID-19. A collection of reliable online resources have been refined especially for children, middle and high school students, college students, adults preparing for certification or extended education, and educators.

Click here to get started

Meeting Rooms

Please contact local branches for meeting room guidelines and reservation requirements.

Need a Library Card?

Download a MCLS Library Card Registration Form and return it to your local branch.

Personalized Recommendations

Not sure what to read next? Try the Library’s Personalized Recommendation Service. Complete a recommendation form and a librarian will create a customized reading list for you. We will contact you as soon as possible with our recommendations.

Click here to get recommendations

Senior Delivery Services

To inquire about Senior Delivery or curbside service for senior patrons, please call 734-241-5770 and ask for Library in Motion.