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Library Update: May 1, 2020 | Noon

Message from the Library Director

The Board and staff of the Morrisson-Reeves Library are SUPER excited to announce our phased reopening plan to provide socially-distanced and community-minded services.

Starting on Monday, May 18, we will be adding curbside service and access to public computers. Both services will be offered by arranging  an appointment with library staff. People wanting to reserve an appointment time for Public Computer use may do so starting on Monday, May 11th. Our biggest challenge at this point is obtaining adequate cleaning and sanitizing supplies to ensure a safe environment for our staff and patrons, and the necessary supplies and equipment to create a socially responsible environment that allows both staff and patrons to exercise compliance with CDC and local health official guidelines.

Some staff will return to the building on May 4th, while other staff will continue working from home. Beginning May 11th, most staff will begin working in the building in shifts of small groups to limit contacts. We will take sufficient time to prepare the staff and the building to begin offering our new library services. They involve different processes and procedures that none of us could foresee. We want to make it as uncomplicated and convenient for staff and patrons as we possibly can.

These new services are scheduled to begin Monday, May 18. We are still working out the exact hours for these services based on the availability of our staff, many who are immunocompromised and/or covered by the Family First Coronavirus Response Act.

The 24/7 digital access to our online resources and library card application will continue. Unfortunately, the physical building will be closed except for limited access to the meeting room in the lower level where the public computer service will be located. For the foreseeable future, the library facilities, including meeting spaces, seating areas, and computer labs will be closed to comply with guidance about the number of people per square foot, continued social distancing, and elevated sanitation practices. Staff and patron safety is our top priority.

While we may look different, we are anxious and eager to serve.

We’ve missed being able to assist you and look forward to seeing you soon!

Most sincerely,

Paris Pegg, Director
Morrisson-Reeves Library

Update:  April 16, 2020  | 10:00am

Chat with us on our website:

MRL has installed a CHAT LIVE feature on their website.
Available Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm

We miss hearing from our patrons and would enjoy chatting with you. With Chat you can ask a questions, review your account information, receive your PIN that is connected with your account or answers to any other library or community services. Give it a try!

Update:  March 23, 2020  | 10:00am

Online Sign-up for a Library Card to Access Digital/ Online Resources 

Use the form that is listed on the Library websi


  • Need a Pin Number for your Library Card?
  • Expired Library Card?
  • Lost my Library card number?
  • I have a blocked library card. How can I gain access to the Digital / Online resources?

Email any of these requests to Please input your legal name for the search.  Or you call the library during phone service hours. 


Phone Service Available Weekdays

Phone Service Hours are:
Monday through Friday
10:00am to 2:00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Call Us at 765-966-8291
Please be patient when making calls to the library. We are operating the phone service with a very limited number of staff who are working remotely. 


Update:  March 18, 2020  | 2:00pm

The library is working on an online library card sign-up. We’re working to have this system in place in the next 48 hours. This will be an e-card – all access card that will allow you access to all of our digital services including e-books, audiobooks, CreativeBug, Research Sites, Medical Sites, Chilton Auto Repair and so much more. Stay tuned for our update.


March 16, 2020  —  2:30pm

With mindful consideration of decisions by state and local officials, the Morrisson-Reeves Library Board of Trustees and leadership team have made the decision to close the library to the public as of Monday, March 16 at 2:30pm. This includes cancellation of all Library programming occurring inside and outside of our building.

We sincerely care about the health and well-being of our community, staff, and patrons. Closing will offer a greater benefit to the social distancing effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Richmond Area. We plan to roll out adjusted services as we assess the situation and determine a timeline for services.

During this time, we will utilize our website and social media channels on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to share information. We encourage you to visit to explore our digital collections of books, movies, tv shows, research tools, and more to download and stream. MRL-Digital-Branch

Don’t worry about things like overdue books or returning items – any physical materials currently checked out will have their due dates extended until we reopen. Currently available holds will be waiting for you to pick up when we reopen.

Please stay safe, monitor your health, follow guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and check for updates at the Indiana State Department of Health website.

We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen, and in the meantime, please take care of yourself and those around you.

Paris Pegg
Library Director, Morrisson-Reeves Library


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Although the library building remains closed to the public, there are so many services offered.

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