Broome County Public Library Statement on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Update- March 16th, 2020
After carefully considering a multitude of factors and the rapidly changing situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Broome County Public Library will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, March 16 at 6:00 through at least Sunday, March 29. The Library will be open with limited services on Monday March 16 from 9:00-6:00. We are trying to limit the spread of COVID-19 so we will not permit computer access. All events and meetings will be canceled during this time period except for the CDAC Public Hearing scheduled March 16 at 6:00 in the Decker room.
We made this decision to support the overall health and wellness of our community and for the safety of our patrons and staff. It was a difficult decision, as we care deeply about serving the public, but the responsible thing to do—and the best way to serve our patrons right now—is to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, especially as our patrons include many seniors and others at high risk.
We know the Library is a critical resource for all ages, so we are taking steps to support our patrons as much as possible during this temporary closure. All late fees will be suspended, and due dates extended during the closure period. We will be available to answer questions by phone during the day, Monday through Friday.
We have a variety of electronic resources, (eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines) available to check out (www.bclibrary.info/eLibrary).
Be sure to check this page for any further developments and updates.