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Library Provided COVID-19 Resources

Over the next few days/weeks, Library staff will be curating and posting resources geared towards helping you and your family cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Posts will include health information, government resources, as well as educational materials for you and your child - if it's out there, we'll find it! Please check back often and let your friends and neighbors know that the Palm Beach County Library System is here for the community!

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Library Informational Blog

Come back as we provide updates and information to help you navigate the current situation.

Mar 19
5:04 pm

Book Drops

While the Libraries are closed, the book drops will remain open until further notice.

Mar 19
10:34 am

Libraries Closing to the Public

All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed to the public starting Fri, Mar 20 until further notice.

Staff will still be able to assist you virtually by phone, text, chat or email. Visit our locations page for library branch phone numbers, or our Ask a Librarian page for text, chat and email options.

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Mar 18
11:29 am

Holds

As of this morning, you will not be able to place holds on physical materials via the Web Catalog and Mobile App. Members who have received notices that their holds are available may pick up those items but they will remain in the hold shelf until further notice if you are reluctant to visit a branch. Holds currently in the system will be honored once we resume normal operations. You are encouraged to use our virtual electronic resources.

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Stay Informed & Healthy

County administration and Library leadership are actively monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the safety risks to staff and the public. At this time, based on current guidance, all Library operations will continue as normal.

The Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the same steps for prevention of the coronavirus as those taken for the common cold and/or flu.

Tips to Help Avoid Catching a Cold or Flu

  • Wipe down and clean shared surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes and wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Consider getting a flu shot, especially for young children or elderly individuals.
  • Whenever possible, avoid people who you suspect are ill.
  • Exercise and maintain a healthy diet to ensure a strong immune system
  • Consult with your doctor about nutrition and supplements that support your immune system.
  • Ensure adequate consumption of water to stay hydrated.
  • Stay well rested.

Limit the Spreading of Germs

  • Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough.
  • Use tissues when you sneeze and make sure they are deposited in the trash.
  • If tissues are not available sneeze into your upper sleeve.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Alternately, hand sanitizer can also be used
  • Use proper judgement to stay home when sick.

Keep Updated

As situations change and more information is received, additional updates will be sent out. For information on COVID-19, please visit:

Florida Department of Health – Important Update on COVID-19 cases in Florida CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 WHO COVID-19 Outbreak