Library Reopening - Temporary Hours & Services

Moline Public Library is excited to announce reopening with limited services starting Monday, July 6. Please see the list below for answers to frequently asked questions.  Those entering the library are expected to wear a face covering that covers nose and mouth, maintain a proper social distance during their entire visit, and keep their visits brief.    

Hours

Starting July 6, library hours will be 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Curbside Pickup will continue as a service and will be available between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup will continue after reopening.  Curbside hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  For information on how to request materials via curbside pickup, see our Curbside Pickup page.


Library Programs 

Programming for all ages will continue to be virtual at this time.  Be sure to visit the MPL Kids blog, the MPL Teens blog, and the Adult Services blog on our web site for regular virtual programming posts.  All programs are also listed on our events calendar.


Public Computers

A limited number of public computers will be available in socially distanced increments by appointment only.  Please call 309-524-2470 to make an appointment between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


Library Cards

We encourage you to apply for a library card on our web site. In-person registration is available for those without access to our web site.


Meeting Rooms & Study Rooms

Meeting Rooms and Study Rooms will be unavailable for use initially.  Please check back with the library frequently for updates on availability of this service 


Wifi

Wifi access will continue to be available in the Library’s parking lot.


Information

Our Adult and Children’s information desks will be staffed and ready to take your questions.  You may also call 309-524-2470 for the adult information desk or 309-524-2480 for the children’s service desk during normal hours.  Questions can also be submitted online via our website.


Fine & Fee payment

Fines can be paid by accessing your account in the PrairieCat Catalog or by calling the library at 309-524-2450.


Copiers, Scanner & Public Faxing

Copy machines, public scanners and faxing services will be available during open hours but with very little assistance available.


Passport Services

Passport services are not available at this time due to Department of State restrictions.


Book Returns

The lobby book return will be unavailable, but the drive up book return on the east side of the library is open 24/7.  Please deposit all returns in the drive up return.  All items returned will be isolated for a minimum of 72 hours.  Late fees will not be assessed during the isolation period.


Self-Checkout

To encourage social distancing, three stations for self-checkout are available and their use is encouraged.


Seating

When entering the library, you may notice many of our chairs have been removed.  This is a temporary, COVID-19 modification in an effort to maintain social distance and keep library visits brief.


Hotspots

Because they cannot be returned in the book drop, hotspots are not available for check out at this time.


Donations of Books & Magazines

Due to limited storage space, please hold your donations of material until our Friends Resale shop can accommodate additional inventory.


Friends Store

The Friends Resale shop will maintain limited open hours as volunteers are available.


Java Lab

Java Lab café inside the library is expected to reopen on July 13 with hours similar to the library.