All Mid-Columbia Libraries Branches Now Offer Limited In-Person Book Browsing and Computer Use
All Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) branches are open for "Curbside Plus," which now includes limited in-branch browsing for books and materials and computer use, as well as curbside pickup and returns.
Online print drop and pickup, which offers five free prints per person daily, and in-person copying, printing, and scanning are also available.
Curbside pickup continues during regular branch hours, but hours for browsing and the use of public computers varies and is limited at some branches. Hours are available for high risk customers.
Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Kennewick Branch, the largest branch in the library system, welcomes walk-ins Monday through Saturday, from 10:30 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. High risk customers are welcome Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Libraries in Basin City, Connell, Kahlotus, Merrill’s Corner, and Pasco offer in-branch services during regular branch hours.
For all other branches and more details, customers can contact their local branch, or visit the branch web page at midcolumbialibraries.org/branches to learn more.
To ensure safety for staff and the public:
The health and safety of library staff and customers is of the highest importance, and MCL is complying with all safety requirements from the State. In its guidelines, the State affirms public libraries should continue to facilitate services through curbside pickup where possible to limit interaction between staff and customers within enclosed spaces. Customers can place books and materials on hold then visit their branch’s designated curbside pickup area once they receive notice that items are ready for pickup.
MCL does not charge overdue fines.
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