Thursday, October 10, 2013

Gaithersburg Interim Library Closes October 31

The Gaithersburg Interim Library, located on the second floor of Lakeforest Mall, will close its doors on October 31.  

Its staff and materials will be redeployed as we prepare to open the newly renovated Gaithersburg Library, just a block away.  Watch for an announcement about the date of the library's grand opening, expected 8 to 10 weeks after the interim branch's closing.

October 19 is the last day you can choose Gaithersburg Interim Library as a pick-up location for holds.  If you have holds that don't arrive before the closing, edit their pick-up location in your account online.  Otherwise, when your hold becomes available, you'll be contacted to designate a new pick-up location. 

Borrowed items may be returned to any MCPL branch, and we'll soon be installing a book drop for returns at the site of the Gaithersburg Library. 

The temporary site opened its doors on December 19, 2010.  In the first nine days of service, customers borrowed more than 3,100 items.  Circulation grew so much that over 42,250 items were checked out  between April and June 2013.  The Gaithersburg Interim Library created library accounts for over 6,200 children and adults!

Until the Gaithersburg Library opens, Germantown, Quince Orchard or any MCPL branch will welcome you.

Thanks to all who made this interim facility a success.  We look forward to seeing you again at the newly renovated library.

Gaithersburg Interim Library at Lakeforest Mall shelvesGaithersburg Interim Library at Lakeforest Mall entrance


  1. Next year? In the spring it was supposed to open in September..!

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