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The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library has been working closely with Richland Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health and taking the precautionary steps recommended to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

 

Following their recommendations, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will be closing all 9 locations as of Monday, March 16 at 8 PM until further notice. Library customers have until the close of business Monday, March 16 to pick up any items that may have already been placed on hold. All due dates for currently checked-out library materials have been extended to April 15. We ask that you do not return any items to local branches or leave items in the book drops until the library re-opens.

Although our locations are closed there are still lots of ways you can use the library:

Get an eCard      Digital Resources

Online Resources for Children and Teens

 

 

For the most recent local updates about COVID19, visit:

Richland Public Health

Ohio Department of Health

 

 

 

FAQ

Is the Library still open?

No, all 9 locations of the Mansfield Richland County Public Library will be closed after 8 PM on Monday, March 16. Stay tuned for more details by following us on Facebook and Instagram or checking this webpage for updated information.

What about First Call 211?

The walk-in lobby will be closed after 4 PM on Monday, March 16 but call-in hours will remain the same.

Will I lose my place in the hold line?

All hold lists will be frozen until we are reopened.  So your hold will not expire.

Can I return my materials to the library while it’s closed?

No.  Please hold on to your materials until the library has reopened.

Will I be fined for overdue materials? 

No, all due dates have been moved to April 15 as of now.

Can I still check out physical materials?  

No, physical materials are not available for checkout until the library has reopened.

 Are books, CDs, and other material donations being accepted?  

No. Please hold any donations you may have until further notice.

What resources can I access online? 

We have a wealth of digital resources available for free 24/7 with a Library card. Check out this blog post to learn more. (/blog/2020/01/14/8-ways-to-visit-the-library-without-leaving-the-couch)

We also compiled a list of fun, educational, and creative resources for all ages.  You can find that list here.

/blog/2020/03/13/online-fun-educational-and-creative-resources-for-children-and-teens

When will events at the Library resume?

All in-person Library programming events are currently canceled through April 6, 2020. We will reassess the situation at that time, so please stay tuned for more details by following us on Facebook and Instagram or checking this webpage for updated information.   

Can I sign up for a Library card digitally?

Yes. Just click the button below. Once completed, you’ll receive a Library card number in your email which will allow you to access all of our digital resources and apps. To check out physical materials you will need to come to one of our 9 library locations and apply for a library card in person.

Get an eCard

What resources can I access online if I don’t want to come to the Library?

We have a wealth of digital resources available for free 24/7 with a Library card. Check out this blog post to learn more.

Using the Library from Home

How can I get updates about the Library’s operations?  

Check back to this page or check our Facebook or Instagram page for up to date information.

 Is WiFi still available outside of the library?

We have turned our WiFi network on 24/7 while we are closed. To access the wifi from outside of our building, connect to: Secured MRCPL with the password: Carnegie1908

 

 

 

Still have questions? You can send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.

 

 

 

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43 West Third Street
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 521-3100

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Fri-Sat: 9 AM-5 PM
Sun: 1 PM-5 PM

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