Coronavirus and your library
An Update Regarding COVID-19 from the Director • March 17, 2020 • Updated March 26, 2020.
The Library is closed until further notice.
As a precautionary measure for public health and safety, The Liverpool Public Library is closed to the public until further notice. All previously scheduled events and programming are now canceled in order to safeguard the health of our staff and visitors.
In times of stress and uncertainty, libraries offer a respite from what's going on in the outside world. We had hoped to remain open to provide that place of solace for our community. We have a responsibility to proactively do our part to promote social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19.
What to Do with Your Items:
- Due dates have been changed to May 1
- Account notifications have been turned off
- Holds placed will be kept until May 8
- Holds pick up will resume when libraries reopen
- No overdue fines at this time
- The Tulip St book drop on the building will remain open for items to be returned. The garage and Second St book drops are closed.
- If you return items to our bookdrop items may remain on your card for several days but will not generate late fines.
In the meantime, to help you weather the storm and stay connected to LPL you can access much of our collection online through our website using your LPL library card:
- Stream or download movies, music and eBooks via Hoopla and Freegal.
- Magazines can be downloaded from RBDigital
- Download books, magazines and audiobooks from OverDrive
- Research a myriad of topics with our databases.
Check our social media and website for creative ways our staff will keep you connected for the next two weeks and for any updates regarding the library.
Check our website calendar or call (315-457-0310) for updated information.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend several simple recommendations for people to follow for better public health:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after using the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Hand washing video from the CDC.
- Watch a video from the CDC for what older adults need to know.
The CDC does not recommend that people wear a facemask at this time.
Find the CDCP page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
Find the World Health Organization's page WHO Information Network for Epidemics.
LOCAL COMMUNITY UPDATES:
For local updates: Onondaga County Health Department
If you do not have a doctor and have questions, symptoms, or may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, call Upstate University Hospital's Triage Line at 315.464.3979 you will be advised about testing. The line is open 7am to 11pm each day and starting Monday, March 16 it will be open 24 hours.
If you are a senior in need of meals, and groceries, and unable, or worried about venturing out of their homes, call Onondaga County's Nutrition and Services hotline at (315)218-1987.
If you know of families that are having issues obtaining child care, contact Child Care Solutions at (315) 446-1220.