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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 Madison & Dane County to be proactive and take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
All Madison Public Library buildings are currently closed to the public with the exception of computer use, printing, and curbside pickup and returns.
Call our centralized reference line at 608-315-5151 (toll free 888-266-7805) 11am - 7pm Monday - Friday or 12pm - 5pm on Saturday. Leave us a voicemail if we're not available and we'll call back during open hours. Call this number for more information about any of the following services.
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.
- 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.