Coronavirus: A Message to MCL Customers

March 12, 2022

Following state and library board policy changes, face masks are no longer required inside library facilities.

 All Mid-Columbia Libraries branches are open! Stop by and browse for books and materials, pick up holds, and access free public computers. You can also use curbside pickup and returns, free online print drop and pickup, and in-person printing, copying, and scanning services.

To encourage a safe environment for staff and the public, please note:

  • Face masks are optional.

  • Computer stations and all high-touch areas are sanitized frequently.

  • Programs are offered both virtually and in person. 

We do not charge overdue fines.

Digital Branch Open 24/7

Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and streaming video anytime. 

  • Download the Libby app, or visit to start browsing.

  • Enjoy five viewing credits per month with our streaming video service, Kanopy. As always, kids shows are unlimited on Kanopy Kids.

  • Need a library card? Sign up for an instant digital card using your mobile phone number. Follow the "Need a card?" prompt in the Libby app or on our website.

Digital Resources

  • Get up to five free pages printed daily using our print drop service; visit your branch web page to get started.

  • Send us three of your top books or authors, and get personalized reading recommendations using our Ask the Library service.

  • Dive into your family history with Ancestry Library Edition, now available from home with your library card.

  • Support students at home with our curated list of digital family resources.

  • Search our databases, learn a new language, and much more!

Customer Support

Send us a message using our Ask the Library service. 

Programs Online & In-Person

Follow us on Facebook and enjoy weekly storytimes, activities, challenges, and more.

  • Check our calendar for upcoming author presentations, lectures, and more fun and engaging virtual programs. 

  • Find past virtual storytimes and other programs on our YouTube channel.

Coronavirus Resources

Washington State Department of Health

Benton-Franklin Health District

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nuevo coronavirus (Spanish)

Johns Hopkins University Interactive Global Map

Washington Post Coronavirus Simulator