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The Mobile Public Library (MPL) considers the health and safety of our library users and staff our top priority. Due to the confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state of Alabama and under the guidance of the Mobile County Health Department and the City of Mobile, all MPL locations, including Saraland Public Library, Semmes Regional Library and the Bookmobile, will be closed effective Wednesday, March 18. All MPL programs, outreach services and meeting room reservations are canceled until further notice.
During this closure, all MPL locations will be cleaned and sanitized thoroughly. The Friends of the Mobile Public Library Book Sale is postponed.
If you need a library card, call (251) 340-1458 or any MPL location to get information on obtaining a temporary library card. MPL services can still be accessed from home through our digital materials and electronic resources. There are thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music and more available 24/7 with your library card. Children and Young Adults can also access our extensive electronic resources and databases for further educational opportunities.
Patrons will not face fines for overdue library materials during this time. MPL will extend the due dates of all physical library materials until the state of emergency is lifted. Digital downloads are automatically returned and do not accrue late fines.
We will continue to update our social media and website with any further information.
MPL will continue to navigate these circumstances with everyone's safety in mind, making decisions informed by the latest government recommendations and our Library Policies.