Welcome Back to the Mount Arlington Public Library!
The Mount Arlington Public Library Building is Open to the Public with Limited
Services and We Will Continue to Offer Convenient Curbside Pickup.
Please note that there will be many changes inside the library as this is not a full return to business as usual.
Please read below for our new hours and important information our patrons need to know to make their
experience in the Mount Arlington Public Library as comfortable as possible.
You are also free to travel to other MAIN libraries now. Before traveling to another library, please call that
library and ask about services they are offering. It should be noted that every community is different.
NEW Library Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm
*Building access will be limited to 19 people at a time including staff. Patrons are allowed 20 minutes to
browse/ask for reference help/checkout. If there are more patrons than this, patrons entering the Library will
be asked to wait outside or return at a later time.
*We ask that you find and check out your items as quickly as possible without lingering/chatting with staff in
the Library as we want to minimize health risks for everyone as well as allowing access for as many people to
visit as possible each day.
*Face coverings are required for both staff and patrons by Executive Order 157 while in the library.
Please do not enter the library without a face mask/covering. If you have a condition which makes face
mask/covering difficult, please call the Library to take advantage of our curbside pick-up service at: 973-398-
1516 or visit our website at https://mountarlingtonlibrary.org for more information.
There will be NO:
*Computers (indoors). Outdoor WIFI will be available.
*Use of quiet study tables, group study tables, reference rooms
*Loitering, congregating, meetings, tutoring
*All Library programs will continue to be held virtually.
While the state-wide delivery service has not yet resumed, an interim delivery service has been set up
among MAIN libraries 3 times per week. You can now place holds in the system on items owned by other
libraries for delivery to you at the Mount Arlington Public Library. Bear in mind that the interim delivery
service is only running 3 days per week so it may take longer for items to arrive.
A Few Notes on Returned Items
All items must be returned in the outside book drop. Please do not attempt to hand items to staff members.
You can return other MAIN Library materials to our book drop and those materials will be returned to their
home library through delivery.
The Mount Arlington Library will be quarantining returned items for 72 hours. This means that they will not
be discharged from your account until 72 hours after you return them. You will not be charged late fees for
Please do not hesitate to call the MTA Library for guidance at 973-398-1516 or visit our website at mountarlingtonlibrary.org to learn about our resources.