Additional services returning to MPLD, April 4, 2022.

The Mchenry Public Library continues to move towards making more services available, as of April 4, the following will be available again:

Public Lounge - The public lounge will be reopened and vending machines will be stocked again. This lounge will continue to be the only place a patron can eat while in the Library.

Public Computers - We will stop using guest passes and go back to signing in using the computer numbers. Computers will be available for 1 hour at initial sign-on and then can be self extended in 15-minute increments for up to 2 hours total.

Social Distancing and Capacity - Additional soft seating will return to the Adult areas by the windows. Study rooms will go back to a four-person capacity, and all the chairs will be put back into the room.

Public Meeting Rooms - Members of the public will be able to book the meeting and conference rooms. You can find more information about reserving a meeting room here.

Accessibility Services - AWE Literacy Computer will be available again. Wipes will be provided for families to wipe down the headsets before/after use.

Patrons can request staff assistance for test proctoring and 1-on-1 appointments for genealogy and tech assistance.


New face-covering guidelines as of February 28, 2022:

Guests of the library can continue to wear face masks while in the library, however, as of Monday, February 28, masks are no longer required when visiting. The library will continue to offer disposable paper masks at service desks, hand sanitizer stations, and encourage social distancing.
Thank you all for helping the library maintain a safe and healthy environment.

New face-covering guidelines as of August 30, 2021:

  • Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status. (new statewide mandate) Thank you for your cooperation!

Effective Sunday, June 13, 2021:

  • Our full, pre-pandemic hours have resumed — Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
  • We have resumed assessing and collecting late fees.
  • Study rooms are open with a limit of 2 patrons per room at one time. Same day registration only starting at opening time on the day you want the room. Sign up in person at the Questions Desk.
  • We've put out some chairs for our tables, and some soft seating.
  • The washrooms at the back of the library are open now.

Other Ongoing Services:

  • A great lineup of online programs is available through our online Events Calendar.
  • We offer pre-recorded programs on our YouTube channel, and offer “live” events via Zoom.
  • Feel free to use our patron wifi 24/7, available outside the building. No password is required.
  • Remote wireless printing – you can print using this link , then make an appointment for pickup, and we’ll bring your document out to you at curbside. Printouts are 10 cents per page.
  • If you don't have a library card, please come in or sign up online for a temporary card here.  
  • Curbside pickup will continue by appointment during our open hours — call, chat or email us to reserve a time.