Last Updated: November 19, 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 email@example.com with feedback or suggested content.
Looking for Faces on the Front Line? Recognizing the leadership of the individuals featured, we have moved this popular photo series to our Going Forward from the Pandemic Initiative page.
COVID-19 Resources for Libraries
Read ULC's Statement on the Need for Public Library Closures During the Coronavirus Pandemic (issued 3/17/20)
ULC Member Resource Pages
- Alameda County Library
- Berkeley Public Library
- Fresno County Public Library
- LA County Library
- Los Angeles Public Library
- Marin County Free Library
- Oakland Public Library
- Palo Alto City Library
- San Diego County Library
- San Francisco Public Library
- San José Public Library
- San Mateo County Libraries
- Santa Clara County Library District
- Sonoma County Library
- Sunnyvale Public Library
District of Columbia
Going Forward from the Pandemic Initiative
ULC's Going Forward from the Pandemic Initiative is an unprecedented effort to mobilize ULC's entire member community to establish new models, techniques and approaches that can help all libraries lead their communities into a stronger post-pandemic future. This initiative's work is being led by six action teams, comprised of over 90 total leaders from ULC libraries, who are focused on identifying immediate ways that all libraries can overcome key challenges in the COVID-19 era.
Learn more by visiting our initiative web page.
ULC Knowledge Exchange Resources
ULC members can access sample policies, planning documents and messaging examples provided by peer libraries by visiting the ULC Knowledge Exchange.