All library locations are open for essential services, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m (The West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center is be closed for refurbishment until January 4). 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.
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 11/16/2020)
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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