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Coronavirus Resources

Last Updated: July 2, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is rapidly transforming 21st-century life and the strong community leadership of public libraries is more essential now than ever. This page provides information and tools to help libraries navigate new challenges and fulfill their role as essential community leaders for COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

The resources included on this page are not comprehensive, and we will be making updates on an ongoing basis. Please email with feedback or suggested content.

Faces on the Front Line

    Birmingham Public Library Faces July 2

    Birmingham Public Library

    BPL librarian Candice Hardy and staff pictured with WBRC FOX6 News' JehJeh Pruitt at Five Points West Regional Library.

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    Saint Paul Public Library July 2

    Saint Paul Public Library

    Mayor Melvin Carter presented a special storytime this week to kick off Summer Spark!

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    Chicago Public Library Faces July 2

    Chicago Public Library

    The hardworking staff welcomed patrons this week.

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    Harris County Public Library Faces July 2

    Harris County Public Library

    Community leaders gathered at the High Meadows Branch to stress the importance of completing the 2020 Census.

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    Lapl Faces July 2

    Los Angeles Public Library

    LAPL’s Street Fleet is delivering donated books to those who need to read.

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    San José Public Library Faces Juy 2

    San José Public Library

    Even though the library isn’t open to the public yet, Aracely and her SJPL co-workers have been processing returns, and sorting and shelving books!

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    COVID-19 Resources for Libraries

      Situation Overviews

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

      Public Health Agency of Canada

      COVID Tracking Project

      Situation Updates

      Public Health Agency of Canada

      World Health Organization


      Bloomberg Philanthropies and National League of Cities

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

      Education Week

      New York Times


      U.S. Chamber of Commerce

      World Health Organization

      Explaining the Virus to Youth

      Brains On!

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

      New York Times

      National Association of School Psychologists

      NPR Morning Edition

      PBS Kids

      Resources for Businesses

      American Industrial Hygiene Association

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


      Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security


      Public Health Agency of Canada

      U.S. Chamber of Commerce

      U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

      Resources for Parents and Educators

      American Federation of Teachers

      American Libraries Live

      Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

      Digital Promise




      National Education Association

      STEM Learning Ecosystems

      U.S. Department of Agriculture

      2020 Census
      Mental Health

      American Psychological Association

      Anxiety and Depression Association of America

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

      National Child Traumatic Stress Network

      Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

      World Health Organization

      Sanitation of Spaces and Materials

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

      Hesperian Health Guides

      World Health Organization

      ULC Member Resource Pages

      ULC Knowledge Center Resources

      ULC members can access sample policies, planning documents and messaging examples provided by peer libraries by visiting the ULC Knowledge Center.