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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Massachusetts Libraries: Home

Resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Massachusetts Libraries

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In This Guide

Pandemic Planning:

preparedness, sample pandemic plans, report your library closing, library design and ventilation

Reopening Your Library:

official standards, FAQs, sample reopening plans, report your library opening

COVID-19 Webinars & Forums:

online library training, archived COVID-19 webinars by subject

What Your Library Can Do Remotely:

ways your library can adapt to virtual services

Remote Library Resources:

video conferencing, databases, online tools

Online Library Training:

learning and professional development opportunities

Hygiene, Cleaning, Supplies:  

handling library materials, hand-washing and social distancing posters, PPE

Information for Patrons:  

coping with COVID-19, research, legal information

Youth & School Services:  

streaming storytimes, online activities, Virtual School Librarian

Academic Libraries:  

research, copyright, evaluating information

Stay Engaged, Have Fun, Relieve Stress:  

MBLC virtual events calendar, MA First Lady Video Library, "We're In This Together" free digital library

MA Library Idea Share:  

how MA libraries are supporting their communities

 

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Massachusetts Information

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State Library of Massachusetts Archived Documents

Disclaimer

Resources provided are for informational purposes only, not specifically endorsed by MLS, and not meant to substitute for advice from a medical or public health professional.