COVID-19 Response Plan 
November 13, 2020, News Release

The following library locations are now open:

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.

WCPL's Books on the Go service 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. Regional Libraries that offer Express Service have reserved Books on the Go appointments for our high-risk members. Please call the library. Community Libraries are available for traditional Books on the Go service for all patrons.

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
  • Working with Wake County's General Services Administration to regularly change air filters 
WCPL also has a number of digital offerings which include:
Thank you for your support!