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News Flash: Mary Riley Styles Public Library

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Information About Library Closure

In response to COVID-19, the library is closed until further notice. Learn more about what library programs and services will be available during the closure.

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Library Building Closed, Programs Moved Online, Curbside Service Now Available

Due Dates & Returning Items

  • We have been automatically extending due dates since we closed in mid-March; however, starting October 1, we will resume the use of regular due dates. Learn more...
  • Patrons are asked to hold on to items already checked out until the library reopens.
  • The book drop outside 601 S. Oak Street is closed and will not be accessible while the library is closed.
  • Books can, however, be returned using our curbside pickup service
  • Overdue fines have been permanently eliminated! Learn more...

Reserves & Interlibrary Loan Requests

  • Reserves on library items may be placed online and picked up using our curbside service
  • New interlibrary loan requests may be  submitted. However, many libraries are still closed, so some loans may be difficult to obtain. Learn more..  
  • Reserves on items in digital collections (ebooks, digital audiobooks, etc) will continue normally. 

New Cards, Expiring or Blocked Cards

  • Library card expiration dates will be extended while the library building is closed.
  • The fine/fee limit has been temporarily raised so card holders are not blocked from accessing Digital Collections and online resources.
  • We are currently still processing new library card applications. More information about cards and signing up online is available at Once we have processed a card, we will email individuals their login information to provide them with access to our Digital Collection and online Research Tools while we are closed. 

Digital Collection

  • Our online Digital Collection and Research Tools are available 24/7 for MRSPL card holders. 
  • The collection includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, magazines, comics and graphic novels, music, and learning modules. 
  • Learn more...

Contact Us During the Closure

  • Library staff continue to check voicemail, email, and text messages (703-520-2484) Monday through Friday 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 2 pm. 
  • Staff are also active on library social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • View our Contact Us page for a full list of ways to contact us.  

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