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As of June 15, GMPL is open for public browsing. Our browsing hours are as follows:
Monday, Thursday, Friday - Noon - 5:30 PM
Tuesday - Noon - 7 PM
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday - Closed

UPDATE 9/8/2020: You've told us you love our Library Take Out, but not all the bags. We've listened and changed our system! Now you will find your materials wrapped in paper with your last name on a blue cart in the vestibule. Bags are available if you need them.

The first hour of each day we are open is set aside for high risk individuals. These hours are from 12-1 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

We're concerned about your safety. GMPL follows the guidelines of the Lorain County Health Department and policies put forth by the State of Ohio and our goal is to maintain the health and safety of both patrons and staff members. To that point, high-touch areas and computer stations are continuously cleaned throughout the day and hand sanitizer is available at every public desk. Restrooms are open and available, please use at your own risk. All individuals coming inside the library MUST wear a face mask over nose and mouth and follow social distancing guidelines. We ask all visitors to please help us minimize exposure and keep inside visits under 30 minutes. Seating areas have been removed and plexiglass shields have been installed at our Customer Service desk. 

We are also currently offering Library Take Out service. LTO is available for those individuals who feel more comfortable picking up their new or favorite titles in an easy, contactless environment. There are three methods of giving us your list of items: 1. Call us at 440-926-3317 and give a staff member your list. 2. Use the online catalog and place items on hold; you'll need your library card number and a pin to create a list. 3. Email your list to gmplreference@gmail.com.You may check out up to 20 items on one card.  We'll give you a call when your items are ready. Please be sure you wait for the call before attempting to pick up your items.  Here are even more details about Library Take Out including hours.

Available Services (as of 9/1/2020)
Inside library browsing
IReference assistance 
30-minute computer sessions
Copy & Fax Services
Wifi access (available inside and outside the building)
Website and digital resources including Overdrive (ebooks/eaudiobooks) &  Kanopy (streaming movies)
Library Take Out
Reader's Advisory
Self check-out
Notary Services - by appointment please, call to verify a notary is on the premises and set up a time

Temporarily Unavailable Services (as of 9/1/2020)
Passport Services
Community room rental
In-person programming
Children and Teen computer stations
Material donations
Children's toys or hand-on-activities
Coffee station/ drinking fountain

We thank you for your patience and understanding.