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Coronavirus Resources

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.

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

    OCLC REALM Project

    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

    Vaccine Distribution

    Ad Council

    Centers for Disease Control

    ULC Member Resource Pages

    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.

    Last Updated: April 15, 2021