In response to the growing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Preble County District Library will close all of its facilities to the public beginning, Monday, March 16, 2020.
Library leadership will reassess the closure on a weekly basis and use current information from health officials to determine the best date to reopen.
- All events and programs are canceled through April 15, 2020.
- All meeting rooms are now closed through April 15, 2020.
- Patrons are required to hold on to their checked out physical materials instead of returning them. All book drops are closed.
- Checked out items will have their due dates extended.
- Book donations are not being accepted at this time.
Have additional questions about the library's response? Please contact us on social media.
1. WHAT IF I CAN'T PICK UP MY HOLDS BEFORE THE LIBRARY CLOSES?
Your holds will stay on our shelves until we open again.
2. WHAT ABOUT HOLD REQUESTS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN FILLED?
You will keep your spot in line for any holds you made before the temporary closing
3. WHAT DO I DO WITH MY MATERIALS THAT ARE DUE WHILE THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED?
Don’t worry. Return your materials after we open - you do not need to renew online. We don't have fines, so don't worry!
4. CAN I STILL BORROW ELECTRONIC MATERIALS?
Yes! Our entire online collection including eBooks, audiobooks and streaming movies, music and television shows will still be available for use through the Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla. We also have numerous research tools and great genealogy resources.
5. HOW LONG WILL THE LIBRARY BE CLOSED?
At this point we are unsure, but our Leadership Team will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates here and on social media as they become available.
6. HOW WILL THE LIBRARY ENSURE RETURNED BOOKS AND MATERIALS ARE SAFE TO BE REDISTRIBUTED SHOULD SOMEONE BORROWING MATERIALS BE DIAGNOSED WITH CORONAVIRUS?
The Library is currently reviewing potential measures. According to the CDC, it may be possible that a person can get coronavirus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. We will take every precaution to keep all materials and surfaces safe when the library opens again.