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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Massachusetts Libraries: News

Resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Massachusetts Libraries

Do you have a resource to suggest for this guide?

Email Michelle Eberle or Kelly Jo Woodside.

Advocate for Libraries

Massachusetts Information

Hand holding phone with text: Stay informed. Text COVIDMA to 888-777Sign up for this service to receive text alerts about the COVID-19 crisis from the state government, including announcements from the Office of the Governor, resources to assist residents, and more


Featured Reopening Resources

Visit Reopening Your Library for more information.

MA Library Idea Share

Our blog features stories about how our member libraries are meeting the challenges of serving their communities in the current environment. We hope that these stories and tips will help other libraries across the state. If you have a service or program to share with your MA library colleagues, contact Kelly Jo Woodside.


Visit What Your Library Can Do Remotely for more ideas for your library.

Another way to share: From the Heart -- Do your have a story to share with the public? Even during the pandemic, Massachusetts libraries are finding creative ways to step up and support their communities and residents. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) invite libraries to share their “From the Heart” stories here.  They will be visible on the public From the Heart website and

Featured Library CE Opportunity

For More CE:

Visit COVID-19 Webinars and Forums for more CE and discussions addressing the current crisis.

Visit Online Library Training to access general library professional development opportunities online.

Featured Remote Resource

Visit Remote Library Resources for more library resources available to you and your patrons.

For Your Patrons

Visit Information for Patrons for more critical resources on financial and social support, coping strategies, and mental health, as well as trusted information resources on COVID-19.

Visit Youth & School Services for more resources.

Current Updates from MA

State Library of Massachusetts Archived Documents


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.