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Reopening News

Although our doors are still closed, our book drops are open and Holds to Go!, MCPL's contactless holds pickup service, is now available. Click to learn more about our reopening plans.

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Service Update

CloudLibrary has been discontinued, and titles owned by MCPL have been migrated to OverDrive. If you need assistance, please call 240-777-0001.

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Holds to Go! New!

Introducing Holds to Go!, MCPL's new contactless holds pickup service.

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Virtual Events @ MCPL

Stuck at home? Check out some of MCPL's virtual events.

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Hoopla New eResource!

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more... without waiting!

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Digital Resources

Check out these digital resources you can use right now!

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Summer Read & Learn Dragons

Summer Read & Learn

Fill your summer with great books and fun activities.

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Digital Library Card

Your Digital Library Card may be used with most MCPL online services. Get one today!

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A message from Director Vassallo on racial equity and social justice at MCPL

To our community -

I know all of us are horrified at the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This is yet another terrible example of the type of treatment that our African American family members, friends, coworkers and community members find themselves enduring in one form or another every day, even now more than 50 years after the passage of the two Civil Rights Acts. Racial equity and inclusion is one of the guiding principles of the Montgomery County Administration. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is a signatory organization to the Urban Libraries Council's Statement on Race and Social Equity. MCPL staff, a wonderfully diverse group of people that reflects our diverse community, are proud to work for one of the critical trusted and equalizing institutions of civic life, the public library. MCPL staff will all continue to strive towards equity, inclusion, compassion, empathy and awareness of injustice as part of our daily lives. Our libraries will continue to act as a safe space for conversations on race, equity and how our nation can move towards healing the wound that opened in 1619. We must all examine our own hearts and minds, and acknowledge the hard work that needs to be done to move our society towards one of true human decency and respect for all.

Anita Vassallo
MCPL Director

ULC Statement on Race and Social Equity.

On Race & Social Equity

We've put together a list of digital books from MCPL that explore race and social equity. Educating ourselves is the first step in working toward a more just and equitable society. Need a digital library card? Sign up for one here.

Books for Adults
Books for Teens
Books for Kids