Branch Reopenings

The Marion County Library System happily announces extended opening hours:

  • Mullins – Monday-Friday (10am-5pm)
  • Marion – Monday-Friday (10am-5pm)
  • Nichols – Every other Thursday beginning 8/27 (3:00pm-4:30pm)

Both Marion and Mullins branches will now be closing for lunch from 1pm-2pm.

For the health and safety of all, patrons can expect the following adjustments when visiting MCLS:

  • Limited building capacities
    • Mullins – 6
    • Nichols – 3
    • Marion – 6
  • Closed book stacks
    • Patrons wishing to checkout materials will be required to visit the front desk for assistance gathering materials for checkout
  • Precautionary Check Points
    • When entering any of our three branches, patrons will:
      • Have temperatures checked via contactless thermometers
      • Be asked to provide names and phone numbers for contact tracing purposes
      • Be required to wear a face covering (MCLS offers disposable masks for those in need)
  • Social distancing efforts


These are indeed unprecedented times as we are all aware. Still, we recognize the importance of our library and the roll it plays in the community. That being said, we look forward to opening our doors once again. We thank you for your patience over the past weeks and your cooperation in the days ahead. Happy reading.