MPL and Coronavirus

Locations are open for quick in & out service.
Computers are limited and fill up quickly, appointments are recommended.

Curbside materials pick up is available at some locations. Please check with your preferred library for service options and hours. Printing and faxing services will now be available inside library locations. Local History & Genealogy will continue to operate by appointment only.

Customers will notice certain safety measures have been put in place to protect both the customers and staff.
Here is what you need to know:

  • All returned materials are held for 3 days before we discharge them. Fines will not be charged for those days.
  • Masks are required for service.
  • Social distancing should be maintained at all times.
  • Libraries will have limited capacities monitored by staff and posted at entrances.
  • Computers are available by appointment for 1-hour per day, per person.
  • Hand sanitizer and gloves will be available to patrons.
  • Newspapers and magazines will not be available.
  • Meeting Rooms will not be available.
  • We are reinstating standard fines and fees.

Locations open Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.:
Ben May Main Library
Monte L. Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library
Parkway Branch Library
Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch Library
West Regional Library

Locations open Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.:
Saraland Public Library
Semmes Regional Library
Theodore Oaks Branch Library


On This Page: Read online | Watch online | Learn online | Information on Coronavirus | Other links


We encourage you to use the library’s online resources.

 

Join us on YouTube, MPL's Facebook, MPL's Teen Facebook and our Children's Services Facebook pages for recorded story times and other fun activities. Check out our calendar to find our Online and Virtual events.

 

Read:


Cloudlibrary

cloudLibrary:
eBooks & Audiobooks
Get the app: iOS, Android, Kindle Fire or go to 'get the app' here for more.

 


Hoopla:
eBooks, comics, movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks. Starting July 20: limit 10 per month
Get the app: iOS, Android, Kindle Fire


Beanstack

Beanstack:
Keep track of your reading with Beanstack's website and/or app. We are challenging everyone to do some Spring Reading and our youngest readers to read/listen to 1,000 books before starting kindergarten.
Get the Tracker app: iOS or Android


Watch:



kanopy:
Stream films and TV
Get the app: iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire

 


Hoopla:
eBooks, comics, movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks. Starting July 20: limit 10 per month
Get the app: iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire


Learn:


Homework Alabama

HomeworkAlabama.org:
Free homework help, tutoring and test prep for Alabamians

 

Universal Class

CareerAlabama.org:
Free career & job search assistance and academic tutoring for Alabamians


pronunciator

Pronunciator:
Learn a new language
Get the app: iOS, Android or Kindle Fire

 

Universal Class

Universal Class:
Video-based courses in over 30 subject areas

LearningExpress

LearningExpress:
Improve math and reading skills, take practice tests for jobs, prepare for the GED, ACT or SAT, and download eBooks.

 

chilton

Chilton Library:
Automotive repair database with easy-to-follow, step-by-step repair guidance on thousands of cars and trucks from 1940 to the present.



INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS

Mobile County Health Department

Find local information on the outbreak from MCHD.

Alabama Department of Public Health

The Alabama Department of Public Health is providing updated information and guidance as it becomes available.

Centers for Disease Control (COVID-19)

From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This page will be updated regularly.

World Health Organization

Find information and guidance from the World Health Organization regarding the current outbreak. Check out their page busting myths on the Coronavirus


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