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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Massachusetts Libraries: Stay Engaged, Have Fun, Relieve Stress

Resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Massachusetts Libraries

Check out all the virtual events, e-resources, and videos available to you by Massachusetts libraries on the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Virtual Events Calendar, First Lady of the Commonwealth and Massachusetts Libraries' Video Library, and We're in this Together: Free Digital Library.

In this difficult time, libraries are more important than ever, urge your legislators to support libraries.

Online Event Calendar (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners)

Virtual Events Calendar

Libraries have moved their programs online!

There are so many offerings to choose from, so we have given you eight calendars spanning Massachusetts. But you don't need to be nearby, so feel free to explore them all.

First Lady Video Library (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners)

First Lady Video Library

We're In This Together: Free Digital Library (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners)

We're in this Together

As the Covid-19 crisis continues and more people are staying home, cultural institutions, nonprofits, and companies are making resources free for all to access. We have collected some of these for Massachusetts residents to use.

Access:

The following resources are a mix of what libraries always provide for free, and  new resources that are free for now. To gain access to what is available through libraries, you will need a library card. If you currently do not have one, but you live or work in Massachusetts, you can sign up for a BPL eCard which will allow you to use all of their online resources. You can sign up for an eCard on the BPL website.

The Automated Library Networks in Massachusetts also offer online eCards to access digital resources.

There are even more online resources available to you through your local library's website. You can find your local library through the library directory.

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.