Resources for the Public About Libraries and COVID

There are many library resources that are available to the public online and we created this content to help highlight how libraries can continue to serve the public even while closed.

Libraries are closing their physical spaces to the public in order to increase social distancing and we applaud those libraries that have closed. That doesn’t necessarily mean that libraries won’t continue to serve the public in some manner while their doors are closed. There are many digital and online library resources that are available to the public online and we created this content to help highlight how libraries can continue to serve the public even while closed.

We are interested in ensuring that the public continues to understand that there are still library resources available to them during this time - but much of the public doesn’t yet know about offerings available for free with a library card.


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We encourage you to use this content as-is, or feel free to copy it and adapt it to what is available at your library.

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Libraries and Accurate Information about The Coronavirus (click to share on Twitter or Facebook)
Before you share that article, consider checking with your local librarian for accurate sources of information.

State Libraries Stand in the Social Distancing Gap (click to share on Twitter or Facebook)
As COVID-19 closes schools and keeps people home, America's state libraries are tremendous resources for reading, literacy services, learning for all ages, and even business development and skills building.

11 Library Hacks for Riding Out the Coronavirus (click to share on Twitter or Facebook)
Your local public library offers all sorts of online services and digital content to help get you through an extended homestay.

Libraries Help Families During Quarantine (click to share on Twitter or Facebook)
Free online and digital resources from your public library that help you stay in touch, educate your kids, and entertain the whole family

Ten Ways to Be Super-Productive While at Home with (Digital) Help From the Library (click to share on Twitter or Facebook)
Social distancing or isolation because of COVID-19 shouldn’t mean boredom. Public libraries have long provided a fantastic assortment of online and digital resources for people who are going to be at home for a while.


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