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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

What Your Library Can Do Remotely

Ways Your Library Can Adapt to Virtual Services

Remote Library Resources

Video Conferencing, Databases, Online Tools

Occupational Safety  

Workplace Safety info, Handling Library Materials, Hand-washing and Social Distancing Resources, PPE

Youth & School Services  

Streaming Storytimes, Online Activities, Virtual School Librarian

Academic Libraries

Research, Copyright, Evaluating information


Massachusetts Information

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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.