Coronavirus: A Message to MCL Customers

May 4, 2020

Our 12 branches, Bookmobile, and returns boxes remain closed until further notice; however, our vast digital collection and digital resources are accessible anytime.

The health and safety of our staff and communities are very important to us. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to monitor this unprecedented situation and follow the guidance of state and local officials.

As health and safety restrictions are eased by the governor, we will work towards offering curbside pickup for books and materials holds; this will be the first stage of service before reopening branches to the public.

Any items that were placed on hold before the closure will continue to be held until after branches reopen. All physical material due dates will be extended until after branches reopen; we do not charge overdue fines.


Digital Branch Open 24/7

Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and streaming video anytime. 

  • Download the Libby app, or visit to start browsing.

  • Now, get 10 viewing credits per month with our streaming video service, Kanopy. As always, kids shows are unlimited on Kanopy Kids.

  • Need a library card? Sign up for an instant digital card using your mobile phone number. Follow the "Need a card?" prompt in the Libby app or on our website.


Digital Resources

  • Send us three of your top books or authors, and get personalized reading recommendations using our Ask the Library service.

  • Dive into your family history with Ancestry Library Edition, now available from home with your library card.

  • Support students at home with our curated list of digital family resources.

  • Search our databases, learn a new language, and much more!


Customer Support

Send us a message using our Ask the Library service. 


Programs Online

Follow us on Facebook and enjoy weekly storytimes, activities, challenges, and more.

  • Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am for Online Storytime With Ms. Haley and Wednesdays at 10:30 am for Bilingual Online Storytime With Ms. Ale. Find all our virtual storytimes on our YouTube channel.

  • Our Spring Reading Challenge ended May 10; due to the extended closure, everyone who registered was entered to win, and winner were announced on Facebook.

  • We're preparing lots of fun online activities for our annual Summer Reading Challenge, which begins June 1. 


Coronavirus Resources

Washington State Department of Health

Benton-Franklin Health District

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nuevo coronavirus (Spanish)

Johns Hopkins University Interactive Global Map

Washington Post Coronavirus Simulator