UPDATE: On Dec. 10, Lake County returned to Level 3 or “red.” Now that the county is no longer Level 4, Mentor Public Library will reopen its Main, Headlands, and Lake Branches to the public on Monday, Dec. 14.
When we reopen, all previous health and safety measures – including social distancing, mandatory masks, and intermittent cleaning closures – will still be in place.
When our buildings reopen to the public, you can still pick up items from the drive-thru at our Main Branch and curbside at our Lake and Headlands Branches.
You will need to place items on hold at the library before they can be picked up. You can either call us to place holds for you or sign into your account and place holds online. You’ll need your library card number and PIN to sign in. You can contact us if you don’t know one or both of those numbers.
Pick up will be available during our branches’ regular hours seven days a week until 15 minutes before the branch closes.
(Please don’t come unless to the library unless you know your holds are ready, and please don’t come to the library and then try to place a hold. This will create delays for other patrons.)
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, MPL staff will abide by best health practices, including wearing facemasks, as dictated by health authorities and the governor’s office.
Items can be returned in our dropoff boxes. All returned items will be quarantined for two days before they are circulated again.
Cases of COVID-19 have increased dramatically over the last two months in Lake County. Medical officials at county, state, and national levels all recommend the wearing of face coverings while in public to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Here’s additional information from the:
We’re following the advice of experts so we can:
- keep you and our other patrons as safe as possible
- prevent additional spikes in COVID-19 transmission
- continue to provide library services to the community
Finally, our online services are still available 24/7. This includes ebooks, audiobooks, streaming music, videos, and more — which are available for free with your Mentor Public Library card.