All library locations are open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additionally, Orlando Public Library, Alafaya, South Creek, West Oaks and North Orange branches are open for Sunday hours from 1 to 6 p.m.
From May 9 through May 21, Eatonville Branch of Orange County Library System will be closed for refurbishment.
In-person classes and events have returned to all locations. You can register for upcoming events and classes at https://www.ocls.info/classes-events. At the Orlando Public Library, restrictions on browsing have been lifted, and seating areas have returned for public use. Additionally, study rooms and meeting rooms are available to use or reserve.
The Melrose Center studios, simulators, editing bays, and sound booths are available by reservation for Melrose Members. The five Mac and five Windows editing workstation computers are available for a three-hour session on a walk-in basis. Visit the Melrose Center Blog to stay updated on future reopening plans.
For information on what steps are being taken to protect customers and staff, please visit the library's website.
Use these health databases to find articles and fact sheets about coronavirus.
(Last updated 4/19/2022)
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. COVID-19 first emerged in 2019 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 occurs mainly through people in close contact with one another (within about 6 ft) via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or exhales. The Centers for Disease Control recommends you protect yourself and others by getting a COVID-19 vaccine and wearing a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of high community level transmission. For unvaccinated individuals, frequent hand washing, avoiding touching your face, wearing a mask in public, and social distancing are recommended.*
*Information on COVID-19 was obtained from the CDC, WHO, FDOH, and John Hopkins Medicine websites.
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