updated August 7, 2020
We are taking steps to safely reopen our branches.
All SJCPL branches are open for browsing. Click here for more information about what to expect.
Curbside Pick-Up is available at all SJCPL branches. Click here for safety procedures and information about requesting and picking up curbside items.
Here is what you need to know about current library services:
Libraries are open for browsing. Peruse shelves and displays, looking for your next favorite book.
Seating is not available. Relax outside on the library patio at Centre, German, Francis, Lakeville, and North Liberty.
There will be no meeting room reservations and in person library programming.
Chat with a librarian by calling 574-282-4646, Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm.
The virtual reference desk is open. Make a 1-on-1 appointment to get help with unemployment, SNAP, TANF, HIP, and rental assistance forms or ask questions about resources.
WiFi is available in the parking lot of all library branches except the Main Library and Keller Park.
Connect with us at sjcpl.org or on social media—Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Fast Facts | What you need to know about COVID-19
Coronaviruses are not new, but COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is a new strain.
It was first detected in mid-December and has spread rapidly throughout the world.
Symptoms of Coronavirus include fever, cough, shortness of breath. Symptoms are similar to other respiratory infections.
There are currently no vaccines or approved medications for COVID-19.
The individuals most at risk of infection are seniors (60+ years) or those who have health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease and weakened immune systems.
How to Reduce the Risk of Getting Sick
Wear a mask.
Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Cover your cough or sneeze.
Avoid touching your face.
Practice social distancing (keep 6 feet between you and another person). Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave.
When to call your doctor
Call your medical provider right away, if:
you have traveled outside of the United States and have symptoms—fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
you have come into contact with someone suspected to have COVID-19.
Have questions about COVID-19? If you develop any of the symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please call 211.
Sources of Information
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) website
The ISDH works to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers.
National Library of Medicine
The NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library. It maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe
US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, including fighting diseases and supporting communities and citizens to do the same.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO works worldwide to promote health and safety by identifying and responding to health emergencies, especially in vulnerable communities.