COVID-19 Response Plan 

We miss you and hope you are well!

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on all of us, and we know you have questions about the reopening of libraries.
Right now, we are planning the best—and safest—way to open and provide library service to the community and keep our customers and staff safe.
We are in the process of developing a plan to bring books and libraries back to the community. Following are the criteria we are evaluating:
  • social distancing practices in our buildings
  • limiting library capacity, increased cleaning and sanitation
  • offering only experiences and services that we can safely provide
  • temperature checks and appropriate PPE for all staff
  • a 72-hour delay when checking in materials to ensure the safety of staff and patrons; based on the research of Wake County’s Emergency Operations Center/Special Project Team.
Until we open our doors, we encourage you take advantage of our Books on the Go service and digital offerings; Storytime Anytime, increased downloadable books, audiobooks and magazine collections, Films on Demand and virtual Summer Reading Programs.
We want to thank the library staff who are working at the Emergency Operations Center. Many on our team are supporting our communities by serving as contact tracers, and they are playing an important role in our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn more.
Thank you for your support! We will share updates here and on social media as we prepare to open to the public with your health and safety in mind.

Wake County COVID-19 Information