MYSTIC, Conn. - Great news! Although we are not yet able to welcome the public back into the Mystic & Noank Library (MNL) building, patrons are now able to place holds on materials for pick-up outside the library entryway.

Here's how it works

Use the online catalog ( or call (860) 536-7721.

Library staff will call you to arrange a day/time to pick up your item(s). Appointment times are available Monday through Friday between 2 and 6 p.m. and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Upon arriving at the library, call to let the staff know you have arrived. Your items will be placed on the bench outside the doors in a bag with your name. Please wear a mask when retrieving your items and maintain proper social distancing.

A note about returns

Items may be returned in the book drop during these hours as well. All items checked out have a due date of July 1, so feel free to hold onto them until that time. Overdue fines will not accrue during this time. Please, no donations at this time.

Reference and information services are still available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., by phone (860) 536-7721 or e-mail

Check the website ( or Facebook page for further updates.

Connecticut Media Group