To our Library Community:
After careful consideration of the health and safety of our staff and our community we will offer lobby services only, which includes receiving a new library card, hold pick up, and limited reference services.
The lobby areas of all of our branches are open on a limited basis with a restriction on building capacity. Patrons can place items on hold through the online catalog or call their local library branch and request an item. Once you are notified that the item is available for pickup, we will then have it ready for you to check out. We can also provide limited reference services during this time. If an item is on our shelf, staff may be able to retrieve the item for you to check out. New patrons may also come in to get a library card. These are the only services available at this time and access beyond the lobby is unavailable.
Library hours are currently Monday through Thursday 9am-6pm, Fridays 9am-5pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm.
Book drops are open for returns of library items.
Returning Library Materials:
Returns must come back to the libraries through the book drops. We will not be accepting returns within the building. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the items returned will be quarantined for 4 days before they will be checked in and returned to the shelves. This means that these items will remain on your account until after the quarantine, but they will be backdated to the date of return when they are checked in.
Library Materials Due During Closure:
Any materials that were due during the time that the libraries were closed will not incur fines.
At this time, we are unable to accept donations of books, magazines, etc. at any of our locations. We appreciate you thinking of us and, if you can hold onto those items, we would be happy to accept them once we resume our full services.
Please call your nearest branch if your card has expired.
We will continue to move forward based on any new guidelines from Gov. Abbott or our county officials.
Up-to-Date Health Alerts & Information:
- CDC updated information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Montgomery County Coronavirus Response Hub updated information, maps, and resources about the coronavirus response in Montgomery County.
- National Institute of Health updated health information regarding the Coronavirus
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Financial Assistance Information:
Local Food Banks:
- Montgomery County Foodbank
- Montgomery County Foodbank COVID-19 Mobile Markets
- Interfaith of The Woodlands
Resources for Kids & Teens:
- MCMLS Kids websites and e-resources available through the library
- MCMLS Teens websites and e-resources available through the library
- Child Nutrition locations where Conroe ISD will be distributing free meals to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch
- Calendar of livestreamed events including yoga, meditation and virtual storytimes
- 450 Manga Volumes have been released online for free!
- How to talk to your kids about coronavirus from Memorial Herman
- The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus Shannon and Dean Hale, authors of The Princess in Black books, have released a free e-book featuring their superhero main character. The book is available for download on Shannon Hale’s website as a public service announcement for kids as a way to learn more about what coronavirus is, and how to stay safe.