The Library will begin a phased reopening to the public beginning with Curbside Pick-up on Wednesday, June 17. 
Statement on Library Preparations related to COVID-19 (coronavirus)


In an effort to protect the high-risk populations that the library serves, as well as minimize the potential exposure/transmission of COVID-19, The Morristown & Morris Township Library is taking precautions with its reopening to the public and is putting in place a phased reopening to ensure public safety. This plan is based upon recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, the County of Morris, local health departments, the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey State Library and Library Link NJ in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. We will reassess the situation regularly to ease restrictions and expand services, but it may also be necessary to reinstate restrictions, limit some services or even close the Library facility to ensure public health. For any information on changes in Library services and hours, please follow updates on the Library’s website at: www.MMTLibrary.org
The Library will begin a phased reopening to the public beginning with curbside pick-up and moving into the opening of the Library building at a later date. Curbside Pick-up will follow the following schedule and procedures:

Curbside Pick-up begins Wednesday, June 17.  Patrons will be able to pick up library materials by contacting the Library by phone in advance, by placing holds through the online MAIN catalog [ https://catalog.mainlib.org ] or by using an online form on the Library website. After placing holds, the Library staff will contact the patron to set up a pick-up time and verify any other additional information. Patrons should call (973) 538-6161 when they arrive, provide 1.) name, 2.) vehicle make and color and 3.) parking spot number and items will be brought and placed into the vehicle’s trunk. Parking spaces for curbside pickup will be designated near the rear parking lot entrance of the Library. Patrons who are not driving to the Library should also call upon arrival and their materials will be brought to a table in the parking lot for their retrieval.

The Library book drops will be open and should be used for the safe return of Library materials.  No Library materials should be returned to the inside of the building.

Please note that the State has stopped statewide delivery of library materials. Until that resumes, MMT Library patrons will only be able to check out MMT Library materials at our location.    
Curbside delivery hours :
Monday-Thursday, 11:15 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
Friday, 9:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, 10:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Closed Sundays
All library materials that are currently checked out by patrons received auto-renewals and will be charged no fines through July 31.  Patron cards that were set to expire during the Library closure were also extended through July 31. However, due to the cessation of statewide delivery and possible high patron demand, the Library staff reserve the right to limit the number of items checked out at one time.

All incoming library collection materials will be quarantined for 72 hours and where applicable, cleaned/disinfected before being allowed to be checked out by other patrons. This is to ensure patron and staff safety, but it will result in a delay in those items being checked out by the next patron. During this period, items will remain on a patron’s card, but again, no fine will accrue on the patron’s card for these three days. 

The Library’s mission is to remain a resource for our residents. These safety measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution and to be consistent with recommendations for social distancing. We appreciate our patrons’ patience and understanding. If you have any further questions, please email the Library at info@jfpl.org or call (973) 538-6161.