All Fairfield County District Library Locations Closed
In response to Governor DeWine’s announcement regarding safe distancing, the Fairfield County District Library has made the difficult decision for all locations to remain closed to the public until further notice. This will help us to do our part to keep our community safe and flatten the curve as we continue to deal with the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
However, the Library has unlocked outdoor book drops at all locations. Customers are encouraged to return library materials at this time. All library materials will be isolated for at least 72 hours upon their return before they are touched by a staff member. After 72 hours have passed, staff will check in returned materials. The Library no longer charges fines for late materials so no fines will be assessed on returns. Please understand that when you return materials, they will still appear on your account as this process occurs.
We have also started contactless curbside pickup of library materials at all FCDL locations. Customers will be able to request items by phone, email, or through the Library’s online catalog. Because we will not have delivery between library locations, customers will be limited to items that are available at the library where they are picking up. We will be operating this curbside pickup model of service under limited hours. Staff will be available in our library buildings to take requests and answer questions by phone during those hours. For more information please visit our curbside pickup information page.
Thank you to all of our customers, friends, colleagues, and supporters who have expressed their concern and understanding during this uncertain time.
The Fairfield County District Library hopes to resume full service as soon as possible, but will continue to abide by the recommendations of local and state health officials. The situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving daily. We will keep you informed of any changes to our scheduled events.
To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:
- Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Trusted Information Sources
Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local and national agencies below.
Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health maintains a website with up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources. ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9am – 8pm and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.