On June 24, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that libraries are permitted, when ready, to open to the public at 25% capacity, beginning July 2. Library administration and staff are still working on finalizing details related to safely reopening our doors to the public. We will post updates here as soon as we have more information to share.

Returns are accepted 24/7 in our drops. Extended use fees will not be charged for one month after we reopen. Our online content is available at any time, view videos on our YouTube, attend a virtual program, and interact with us through social media. Contactless pick up of items placed on hold will continue. March holds will be filled first, please expect delays when placing a hold. Book donations will not be accepted until further notice. Thank you for your patience as we safely reopen the library!

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Virtual Computer Classes

Attend our computer classes from the comfort of your home! Classes will also be recorded to view on your own time.


Resume Review

Email your resume or cover letter to resreview@mcl.org for recommended edits, including grammar, formatting, and layout.


College Application Essay Review

Email your college essay, with the prompt, to collegeapps@mcl.org for recommendations on content, focus, and direction.

Online Content



Online Comic Collection

Enjoy thousands free and unlimited graphic novels, comics, and visual YA and children’s content. Want more? Register for the VLCC: a half-day convention discussing graphic novel creation, comic book art, and the creative process.


Listen to 15 million+ songs from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Unlimited steaming 24/7 until the end of 2020.


Watch videos made by our librarians and outside presentors! We have videos for all ages, from infant to adult.

Readers' Advisory

For kids from birth to 13 years of age, please visit our   Kids' Corner.

Staff Picks

Irishman Sebastian Barry Portrait


Sebastian Barry

Irishman Sebastian Barry writes literary fiction about his countrymen during wartime. His leisurely paced plots are moving, bleak, and heartbreaking; alienation and loneliness are ever present. Barry's masterful characterizations reveal how long-term pain and sadness will either crush or strengthen the sufferer. His language is evocative and lyrical, offering both a strong sense of place and a charming, poetic atmosphere. The importance of family, the IRA, and the subjugation of the Irish figure prominently in Barry's work.

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