UPDATE: On Nov. 25, Gov. Mike DeWine marked Lake County as Level 4 or “purple” on the color-coded Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Level 4 is the highest level of public emergency, indicating severe exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the county.
While Lake County is Level 4, Mentor Public Library will offer drive-thru or curbside services at all of its branches, but our buildings will be closed to the public.
Even though the buildings will be closed 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 four days before they are circulated again.
We will only be closed to the public while Lake County is at Level 4. If the county returns to Level 3 or lower. Our buildings will reopen with all previous precautions (masks, social distancing, intermittent closures for cleaning) in place.
Cases of COVID-19 have increased the last several weeks 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
- reopen to the public as soon as possible
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.