Westerville, OH – Due to growing concerns related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Westerville Public Library will close to the public beginning Sunday, March 15 and continuing through at least Sunday, May 3, 2020.
In the interest of public safety, the library hopes that these precautions will help prevent the spread of Coronavirus in our community. This decision was made based on recommendations of local authorities, health departments, and government representatives.
Digital resources remain available 24/7. Please keep borrowed items until the library reopens. No fines or fees will accrue while the library is closed.
“We are encouraging everyone in our community to take advantage of the library’s online offerings. With more than 1 million ebooks, movies, and more available to download or stream, we hope to continue meeting many of your informational and entertainment needs during this time,” says Erin Francoeur, Executive Director.
The COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing. As new information is made available, the Westerville Public Library will continue to enhance plans and communicate changes via westervillelibrary.org/coronavirus.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we face this health emergency together.
Library staff will be posting regular updates & tips in the following places:
Fill out this online form. Then we'll contact you within 72 hours with your new library card number. You'll be able to use this number to gain access to thousands of digital resources, including ebooks, movies, training courses, and more.
Please keep all borrowed items until the library reopens (with an additional grace period of up to 10 days from reopening). No fines or fees will accrue while the library is closed.
Restoring access to your library card account is important to us. Please contact us at 614-882-7277 ext. 2 or email@example.com. Provide your name and library card number. We will get back to you shortly.
Despite our best efforts, some fines or fees may have accrued for items due while we were closed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact us at 614-882-7277 ext. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name and library card number. We can waive those for you.
Yes. As a courtesy, the library will wait to disable internet access for the wi-fi hotspots until after we reopen.
Items can be picked up through the drive-thru window ONLY on Sunday, March 15 from 1-6pm, or within 4 days after reopening.
This item will be set aside for you and may be picked up when we reopen.
Download or stream ebooks and more, 24/7. All you need is your library card number and PIN.
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What other services are available while the library is closed?
All volunteer shifts are cancelled while the library is closed. No delivery of materials will occur during this time. Similar to all other borrowed items, no fines or fees will accrue for items borrowed from other libraries via SearchOhio and OhioLINK.
Please visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Last updated: 3/30/2020 at 4:39pm
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