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IndyPL and COVID-19


June 12, 2020

We are excited to share news about our progress to safely reopen our libraries to the public. We have continued working with local health officials to implement a plan for the safety of our staff and patrons, which can be found HERE.

Our curbside pickup service will continue for the foreseeable future, and our online resources such as e-books, audiobooks, and databases remain available. We still encourage these options for accessing books, movies, music, and more.

We will continuously evaluate our ability to maintain a safe, healthy environment for staff and patrons. These expectations are subject to change as needed.

Please be patient and respectful of our staff as we work through our new normal to bring Library services to our patrons.

For more information:

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, including fighting diseases and supporting communities and citizens to do the same.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO works worldwide to promote health and safety by identifying and responding to health emergencies, especially in vulnerable communities.

IndyPL Book Suggestions and Tips for Talking to Children
Listening to the news or overhearing grown-ups may cause children anxiety or fear about the coronavirus. Several trusted medical organizations and child development experts are providing accurate and continually updated information about the coronavirus so that families can stay as informed and healthy as possible. Several have produced books designed especially for children that you can view or download free. These titles can be comfortable conversation starters to talk to young children about viruses, illness, and good habits for wellness.

IndyPL Topic Guide Coronavirus
Looking for science-based, non-clickbait information on the coronavirus? Wash your hands, don't panic, and check out the resources on this list to stay informed. IndyPL_CarriG

You can contact us if you have questions.

  • Use the form on our Contact Us webpage:
  • Leave a voicemail and get a call back: 317-275-4184; after June 1, call any location during its open hours.
  • Text a Librarian: 317-333-6877
  • Library cards can be obtained or renewed online

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is making updates to their website as new information becomes available. You can sign up to receive updates by email.

If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath and have a recent history of travel to China or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 please contact the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at:

Visit Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett's Office Online at COVID-19 Community Resources to find community programs and services aimed at helping those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.