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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Massachusetts Libraries: Reopening Your Library

Resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Massachusetts Libraries

Reopening Your Library 

For Massachusetts Libraries


Announcement (4/29/21): Change in standards for libraries

Michael Flanagan, Director of the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards, discusses the change in COVID-19 standards for libraries in this segment of the webinar Pandemic Safety at Cultural Heritage Institutions, which took place on April 29, 2021.


Frequently Asked Questions

MBLC Library Information

Report Your Library Status and Services to MBLC

MA Public Libraries -- Please complete the form below. You should resubmit this form each time there is an update in your library operations, e.g, hours or services offered. You may also contact MBLC with information about library closures, reductions in hours, and program cancellations.

All MA Libraries -- If there is a change in your hours, please update the information in the MBLC Library Directory, which is accessible to the public.

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Sample Library Reopening Plans from 2020

Examples of Software for Appointments and Curbside Delivery

Examples of Curbside Delivery

For Academic Libraries

For School Libraries

For Special Libraries

Occupational Safety


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.