COVID-19 Response Plan 

Southeast Regional Library is now open. Learn about what to know before visiting Southeast Regional Library.

We miss you and hope you are well! COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the community and we are all anxious for a return to normalcy. Wake County Public Libraries is committed to "Instilling the love of reading and fostering the pursuit of knowledge for the residents of Wake County." It is difficult to meet this mission when library facilities are not open to the public.  However, the library staff has worked to keep the library relevant by developing services and experiences that can be delivered safely to our customers. We are currently in the process of expanding WCPL's Books on the Go service which allows customers to reserve up to 30 books and make an appointment to pick them up. It is a contact free service which keeps our customers and staff safe. 

Most recently, we began working on a plan to reopen our libraries to the community. This is a multi layered process which will include the following:
  • Modifying and adapting features of our libraries to keep customers and staff safe
  • Developing a policy for Face Coverings
  • Creating cues for Social Distancing
  • Developing Cleaning/Sanitation protocols for libraries
  • Quarantining returned books
  • Acquiring PPE
  • Developing system to cap capacity in library facilities 
As we complete these expectations, we will be in a better position to develop a timeline for opening library facilities and  we will share it on WCPL's website and in social media.

WCPL also has a number of digital offerings which include:
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.