County Libraries to Reduce Hours

Montgomery County Public Libraries will temporarily reduce their contactless pickup hours of service to 48 hours weekly beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, according to a press release.

Sunday service will be discontinued, and all branches will be open 8 hours on other days.

The branches will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  The Noyes Library in Kensington will remain closed.

“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, requires us to make this decision,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo in a statement.  “I hope that we will be able to begin to restore our operating hours as the situation improves over the course of the year.”

Holds to Go!, MCPL’s contactless holds pickup service, will take place during the new hours. Virtual services may take place outside of the new branch hours, and digital services will continue to be available 24/7.

Photo: Abby Norling-Ruggles, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons