All Contra Costa County Library locations are closing Monday until further notice to prevent spread of COVID-19.
All library programs and events as well as community use of meeting rooms are canceled until further notice.
While book drops will remain open, Library officials encourage patrons to keep items until the libraries reopen, as materials can carry viruses for several days. The Library will automatically extend due dates on all materials. Overdue fines were eliminated last year.
“No other negative consequences will result from late items during this closure,” Library officials said in a statement.
Patrons are encouraged to use library services available online including access to eBooks and eAudiobooks with Overdrive/Libby, Enki eBooks, streaming movies through Kanopy and Video Storytime.
“Closing libraries is a necessary step for the health and safety of our communities,” said County Librarian Melinda Cervantes. “We hope this will help people to avoid further transmission or exposure to the virus.”
For questions, contact the library via Chat Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call (800) 984-4636.
For the latest information about COVID-19 in Contra Costa County and tips on staying healthy, visit contracostahealth.org.
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