Our home delivery service resumed on May 11, and as of Monday, June 1st, all locations, except Herndon, have reopened at 25% capacity for essential services. Hours are currently limited to 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Essential services will be limited to returns, grab-and-go service and computer usage for up to one hour. Seating areas, charging stations and meeting rooms will not be accessible. All customers will be required to wear face coverings while in the building.
Questline operators are available for customers for calls and chat Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For information the dates for the re-opening of other branches and what steps are being taken to protect customers and staff, please visit the library's website.
Those concerned about exposure to the virus while traveling or about the spread of the disease may have questions. These official organizations have the latest news that you can rely on.
Use these health databases to find articles and fact sheets about coronavirus.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. COVID-19 is a new strain that originated in Wuhan, China and has spread around the globe. Common signs of infection have appeared 2-14 days after exposure and include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Person-to-person spread has been confirmed and is thought to occur mainly through people in close contact with one another (within about 6 ft) via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or exhales. Currently the Florida Department of Health recommends you protect yourself and others with frequent hand washing, avoiding touching your face, and social distancing. Here are some other key facts to know*:
If you are concerned about your risk of becoming infected, the CDC has a useful questions and answers page addressing common concerns.
*Information on COVID-19 was obtained from the CDC, WHO, FDOH, and John Hopkins Medicine websites.
(Last updated on 6/3/2020)
Even though OCLS programs have been canceled, there is still a lot the library can do to keep you entertained during a self quarantine or while practicing social distancing. Check out the links below to learn more.
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