Morrisson-Reeves Library (MRL) is returning to its regular business hours beginning on March 1, 2021. With reduced infection rates of COVID-19 in Wayne County as well as specific efficiencies and protocols in MRL’s service offerings, the library has decided to return to opening for business at 9:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Rigorous cleaning and updated air filtration systems all add up to a safe place to browse and select your favorite library materials, use a public computer, research a topic or delve into your family’s historic past.
Not ready to venture inside the library just yet? MRL offers a contact-free, curbside service that’s a handy way to stay in your car while having staff deliver library materials to you. Contact the library with your wish list and arrangements will be made for pickup.
Fresher Air at MRL
The library recently installed an ISO-Aire™ high-powered, medical-grade air purification system in the building to safeguard indoor air quality. It removes 99.99% of harmful airborne contaminants, including viruses, bacteria, mold, pollen, allergens, and much more. This new system is working in tandem with the existing air filtration system which uses UV light to purify the air. Additional air purification updates are in the works.
Get a Library Card
Getting a library card is easy, quick and free to area residents. A card can be obtained by visiting the library or signing up online. More details can be found at https://mrlinfo.org/getlibrarycard/
Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 pm, Friday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Located at 80 North 6th Street, Richmond, Indiana
For further details, contact the library at 765-966-8291 or online at MRLinfo.org.
Tune in for MRL’s Virtual Programs
While the library’s in-house programming is on hold, virtual library programs are continuing. Live and prerecorded videos presented by library staff are broadcast through the library’s website. Stories, music, and original content are shared through Storytimes, Alphabet Adventures, craft classes, #digi-lab and Music and Movement. To access the complete listing of programs, visit online at MRLinfo.org/virtual.
Private Study Rooms
Study Rooms may be used in the Information Services Area of the library. Call for further details regarding usage.
Digital Library Branch
Unlike the brick and mortar of the library building, the Digital Library Branch offers digital services that are available anytime and from anywhere a WiFi service is accessible. MRL had a strong Digital Library Branch prior to the pandemic but this service has been greatly expanded to offered more educational and entertainment options for patrons.
Through this Branch, MRL offers a variety of digital media services allowing patrons to borrow or stream movies, audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, graphic novels, video lectures, music and TV shows to enjoy on a computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment. The library has tens of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. It’s easy to get signed up and start using this free service. Simply use your library card and your 4-digit PIN.
Popular digital services are: Hoopla, Libby, RBdigital and Curiosity Stream
Research tools can be useful for legal and medical research, job seeking, college prep, family history, crafting and auto repair. Students can use the World Book Encyclopedia to research topics, people, and places.
The MRL Mobile App Makes Library Business Easy
Morrisson-Reeves Library is pleased to announce that it has launched an easy-to-use Mobile App. The new MRL Library App assists you with searching the library’s catalog, library account login, seeing new arrivals, and you can even scan barcodes of books to see if MRL has them in their collection.
“In an increasingly digital world, intuitive online interactions are a must. I’m excited about the new MRL app because we’ve designed it to give users a simple digital doorway to easily access the library’s many resources and services,” says Systems Administrator, Sarah Morey.
The free mobile app is available through the Apple Store or Google Play. It’s usable on all mobile devices. Find it at http://www.yourlibraryapp.com/Morrisson-ReevesLibrary