All library locations are open for essential services, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All customers are required to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while in the building.
Essential services are be limited to returns, grab-and-go service and computer usage for up to one hour. Seating areas, charging stations and meeting rooms are not accessible.
Beginning April 1, the Melrose Center will be open for Melrose members to use editing bays and editing workstation computers. Each of the Center’s two editing bays will be available once per day for a maximum of three hours, with sessions available by reservation up to one week in advance. The five Mac and five Windows editing workstation computers will be available for three-hour sessions on a walk-in basis. The Melrose Center will open at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday. All sessions must be concluded no later than 5:15 p.m. As with all OCLS locations, face coverings must be worn while in the Melrose Center.
For information on what steps are being taken to protect customers and staff, please visit the library's website.
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The Library is partnering with the Orange County Office of Emergency Management and the Florida Division of Emergency Management to offer a COVID vaccination site at the South Trail Branch. State eligible persons can be vaccinated at no cost.
(Last updated 4/13/2021)
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 first appeared in Wuhan, China and has since 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, wearing a mask in public, and social distancing.*
*Information on COVID-19 was obtained from the CDC, WHO, FDOH, and John Hopkins Medicine websites.
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