Updated April 1, 2020; Posted March 30, 2020
As public health concerns related to COVID-19 continue to advance, Live Oak Public Libraries will remain closed until April 27, 2020.
Although our buildings are not open, the community can still get support and expanded services through virtual library resources.
Live Oak Public Libraries is in contact with community partners as we monitor ongoing developments. Essential library staff are working to ensure continuity of operations. We will communicate any changes in our plans as we continue to evaluate decisions.
In this uncertain time, our thoughts are with everyone impacted by this crisis. Live Oak Public Libraries remains dedicated to the communities we serve. We appreciate the individuals, organizations, and institutions that are working hard to overcome this challenge.
Posted March 17, 2020
The public health situation surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly developing. Live Oak Public Libraries is taking further precautions to help limit the spread of the disease and to ensure the safety of customers and staff during this pandemic.
During this time, the Library will provide the following support:
The library system remains a strong community partner. This decision was made after careful consideration for the health and safety of library customers and staff as well as the wider community.
We are thankful that there are no confirmed cases in our region at this time, but we recognize how much this crisis is impacting lives. Our thoughts go out to all those who are affected.
LOPL will continue coordinating with community leadership as we monitor ongoing public health conditions. We will re-evaluate closer to April 1 to determine if the closure needs to be extended. Please follow our website liveoakpl.org, Facebook @liveoakpl, and Twitter @liveoakpl for updates.
Updated March 16, 2020; Posted March 14, 2020
Live Oak Public Libraries continues to monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. We are following the guidance and recommendations of public health officials, including encouraging best practices for hygiene, social distancing, and cleaning in our facilities.
The safety of our staff and customers remains our highest priority. We also have a responsibility as a community partner, so we are implementing additional preventative measures to ensure the health of everyone in our libraries.
At this time, libraries remain open to the public regular hours; however, based on the latest information available and in an effort to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, the following changes in library services are effective Sunday, March 15, 2020 through Monday, March 30, 2020:
We are watching developments and will continue to provide updates as we revisit decisions before March 30 or as needed. Please follow our website liveoakpl.org, Facebook @liveoakpl, and Twitter @liveoakpl for additional information.
As always, the Library’s digital resources are accessible for free online. E-books, audiobooks, movies, and more are available from any device at liveoakpl.org/elibrary.
Posted March 12, 2020
Live Oak Public Libraries is monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. As the situation is developing, we will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of public health officials.
The safety and health of library visitors and staff is our highest priority. Libraries are regularly cleaning surfaces and equipment, we are encouraging best practices for hygiene, including handwashing, and we have hand sanitizer available for patrons and staff.
At this time, libraries remain open to the public with regular hours and our programs are continuing as scheduled. We will continue to pay attention to community updates and keep you informed of any changes in library operations.
We also want to remind you that the library’s digital resources are always available online. E-books, audiobooks, movies, and more are accessible from any device through our website at liveoakpl.org.