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Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus

All Madison Public Library buildings and book drops are currently closed.  Due dates of checked out materials will be extended until libraries reopen. 

We are committed to the health and safety of our staff and the public, and are working closely with the City of Madison and Public Health of Madison and Dane County to be proactive and take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Visit our Resources Available From Home page to learn about all the ways you can still interact with Madison Public Library during our closure.

Library Updates and Resources

Important Update on Checked Out Materials

Flipster online portal for magazines

While our libraries are temporarily closed, please be advised that book drops are also closed. Please keep library materials until libraries reopen. Due dates of checked out materials will be extended to accommodate the closure, and holds will be retained at libraries until libraries reopen. 

Mar 18, 2020

Know the Facts

  • Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.
  • People who have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or people who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread are at an increased risk of exposure.
  • Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.
  • You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath.
  • There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.

Source: CDC

Be Proactive

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • 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.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Source: CDC

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) CDC

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