MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Library will begin curbside service for books, music and other library materials over the next two weeks, as permitted by the state’s announced relaxation of COVID-19 rules for all New Jersey libraries.
- Drop-off services will resume via the library book drops starting on Monday, June 15.
- Pickups of new materials will begin on Tuesday morning, June 23.
Patrons will not be allowed to enter the county library, as the state is allowing only pick/drop-off services at this time via contactless delivery at the library curbside. Library users will be asked to wear face coverings and employ social distancing at the county library’s curbside site, where county employees also will greet you with face coverings.
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to at least partially reopen our county library, which serves thousands of Morris County residents, and is such a vital resource for students and seniors and children,” Freeholder Director Deborah Smith said. “We ask you to take advantage of this great resource once our staff has the curbside program ready to operate. And we look forward to a time in the not-too-distant future when we all can come back inside the library.”
County Library Director Darren O’Neill said that his staff will follow safety and health protocols at all times while handling materials that may pose a risk of COVID-19 exposure. Th curbside process reduces person-to-person contact by following health and safety guidance provided by local, state and national officials. The library will allow a return of materials to book drops only and move returned items to a designated area for a quarantine of at least 72 hours.
Library patrons will be able to place holds on our material for curbside pick-up through the library catalog starting the week of June 22. All Morris County Library materials that are currently checked out by patrons will have late return fees waived at this time. Patrons are asked to return them starting on June 15.
Due to COVID-19 the county library has canceled all scheduled in-library programming and us of conference and public meeting rooms until further notice. Patrons are encouraged to visit the library on Facebook and Instagram for updates and information on virtual programming and online learning opportunities. Anyone with questions can use the feedback form.
To check on whether your municipal library also offer pickups and drop-offs, visit their unique websites.