Moving towards re-opening!

While the library remains CLOSED to the public we are now scheduling appointments for CONTACTLESS PICK-UP of requested materials!

Notes:

  • Appointments for contactless pick-up of requested materials are being scheduled now! See FAQs for more information.
  • NO FINES will accrue on materials for days we are closed & all materials that had been out during the closure had due dates extended.
  • Returns are accepted in the exterior book drop.
  • All returns are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before being checked in. Returns will remain OUT on your account during this time, but NO FINES will accrue for the quarantine period.
  • ONLINE LIBRARY SERVICES ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE from the eLibrary menu above!
  • Staff are available for questions & issuing library cards – don’t hesitate to give us a call!

The Upper Moreland Free Public Library is monitoring sources of information concerning the coronavirus and its effect on our community and acting compliance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, PA.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC recommends the following steps:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, use your bent elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information on the coronavirus, please visit the recommended sites listed below:

Centers for Disease Control
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Montgomery County Office of Public Health
https://www.montcopa.org/513/Public-Health

PA Department of Health
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

The library will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available.


COVID-19 Update

The library is CLOSED in compliance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, PA.

During this closure:

  • NO FINES will accrue on materials for days we are closed & all Due Dates are extended
  • Please DO NOT return Library materials — the book drop is no longer being checked in daily
  • ONLINE LIBRARY SERVICES ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE from the eLibrary menu above!
  • Staff are available for questions & issuing library cards: see How do I…contact the library in our menu!

The Upper Moreland Free Public Library is monitoring sources of information concerning the coronavirus and its effect on our community.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC recommends the following steps:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, use your bent elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information on the coronavirus, please visit the recommended sites listed below:

Centers for Disease Control
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Montgomery County Office of Public Health
https://www.montcopa.org/513/Public-Health

PA Department of Health
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

The library will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available.


Museum Pass

Check out Museum Passes at UMFPL

Upper Moreland Free Public Library partners with selected area museums and institutions to provide FREE entry for borrowers! Each membership pass can be checked out for three days and used at the museum or institution for a group of people. (Passes vary in the number of people admitted, so check the note in the catalog or with library staff for the specifics.)

Memberships include: Morris Arboretum, Museum of the American Revolution, Bucks County Children’s Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Magic Gardens, and MORE! Check out the whole list in our catalog!


Do you have a new Nook, Kindle, iPad or other eReader?

Do you need help setting them up to download library books?  The Montgomery County Norristown Public Library has created several tutorials to assist patrons in downloading library eBooks on to a variety of devices.  If you don’t see the information that you are looking for, please contact the Upper Moreland Free Public Library Reference Desk for advice or assistance.

eReading and eReader Basics
Use this tutorial to learn more about eReading technology and to help decide what type of device you may like to use for eReading.

Using OverDrive
How to Use the OverDrive Website to Search for eBooks and Manage Your Library Digital Account

Using Adobe Digital Editions
How to Download Adobe Digital Editions and Get an Adobe ID. This step is required to use Overdrive eBooks with some types of devices.

Instructions for Specific Devices
Whether a Nook, Kindle, iPad, Andriod, or other device we’ve got you covered here with device-specific instructions.