Missouri River Regional Library Reopening Plans
Missouri River Regional Library will begin the process of reopening physical services in the coming weeks. The Library staff and board will continue to monitor the situation and adjust dates as needed moving forward. As of May 4, 2020, the reopening plan is as follows:
- Returns will be accepted via drop box only beginning May 5, 2020. Due dates on all materials have been extended to June 1, 2020.
- Curbside pickup will begin on May 11, 2020 at both locations in Jefferson City and Linn. The curbside process is:
- Patrons will be able to put items on hold at www.mrrl.org or call each location. It will take 2 hours after the items are put on hold to be ready for pickup. When patrons arrive at the library location in the marked parking spot, call (573) 634-2464 in Jefferson City or 573-897-2951 in Linn, and a member of the staff will check out the items and bring them to the patron’s vehicle. Please have your library card ready when you call, and do not utilize this service if you are unwell.
- Book Boxes will also be available again. Applications are available at https://www.mrrl.org/mrrl-book-box. If a patron has already filled out a Book Box application, they do not need to fill out another one. Each Book Box participant will be emailed in the coming weeks to set up a new pick up.
- The library will be open from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday in Jefferson City and 10am-6pm Tuesday-Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday in Linn.
- Virtual programming will continue through the end of June. Programming options can be found on our calendar at www.mrrl.org or on our Facebook page.
- Homebound Delivery will continue and now include high risk patrons. In order to sign up for homebound delivery, call 573-634-2464.
- Phone reference is available.
- Book donations will not be accepted at this time.
- MRRL has a large digital collection that includes:
Please note that the Library is unable to comprehensively sanitize every single item that is checked out from its branches (books, movies, etc.), and as such, customers are advised to wash their hands after handling materials and avoid touching their faces. That said, the World Health Organization has reported that there is conflicting evidence of how long the virus may persist on surfaces, especially under varying conditions (temperature, humidity, etc.). The library will be quarantining returned items for 72 hours before checking in and reshelving. There will be a delay on your account with the check-in, but no fines or fees will be assessed on your account for the days that they are quarantined.