The Library is currently closed to the public in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. This makes us incredibly sad because we LOVE what we do! We LOVE our patrons. We LOVE interacting with you all on a daily basis. And we know that you LOVE reading and are probably really upset that you can’t get your materials right now.
Here’s what you can still do with your library card from the comfort of your self-quarantine.
There is SO MUCH value packed into your library card! Here’s a list of our most popular eResources that we recommend you try.
- eBooks & eAudiobooks with OverDrive (and the Libby app) and OverDrive for Kids & Teens
- eAudiobooks, eComics, and magazines with RBDigital
- eBooks, audiobooks, and games for children with TumbleBooks
- Newspapers & magazines with PressReader
- Online learning with Gale Courses
- Keep your children’s brains active with our online study help and exam prep tool for students in grades 3 - 12 with Solaro
- Create your family tree using Ancestry (available for at-home use during the pandemic!)
- Learn another language with Pronunciator
- Research your next big purchase using Consumer Reports
One important thing to note here is that we’ll be improving our online collection in the coming weeks by buying some new eBooks & eAudiobooks. So if you can’t find what you’re looking for now, check back often!
What If My Library Card Is Expired?
We can process your library card renewal over the phone! Give us a call at 403-502-8525 between the hours of 10am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. You can also submit a renewal request online using our Renewal Form but please note, this option will take a bit longer than the phone call. Another caveat: This service will only continue as long as we are able to keep staff in the building.
Don’t Have A Library Card?
For shame! Just kidding (sort of). You can sign up for a 90-Day Free Trial which gives you access to our online resources.
If you prefer print materials, you can stop by the Library and grab some books out of our little free library which is setup outside the Library (near the honeycomb). Again a caveat: We will fill this with materials for as long as we have staff around to do so. These are materials that we’ve put away for our Book Sale so take them home (for free), enjoy them, no need to bring them back.
Missing Our Fantastic Programs?
We’ll be exploring some virtual program delivery in the coming weeks (think storytimes, craft programs, etc.). Keep a lookout for that on our social media pages (@MHPublicLibrary on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and YouTube channel. And that same caveat from above applies here: We’ll be able to do this only as long as we have staff available.
Stay safe and continue to spread kindness, friends!
March 26 Update: Pick Up Service Now Available!
We’ve come up with a way to SAFELY get our physical materials into your hands during the COVID-19 pandemic! Read this blog post for all the details on this limited service delivery model. But please note: This is an evolving situation and as such, we may be forced to cancel this service at any time without notice.
July 6 Update: We're Reopened! (sort of)
Good news, library lovers! We've increased services and are operating under a limited reopening model as of Monday, July 6th. Read this post for everything you need to know about our current limited reopening plan and our path forward.