Information Regarding COVID-19
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Posted 5/20/2020 3:30 p.m.
The Alafaya Branch will reopen on May 26.
Posted 5/18/2020 11 a.m.
Beginning this week, Questline, the library’s call center, is available for customers Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Posted 5/15/2020 9 a.m.
The Alafaya Branch book drop has reopened. Library materials may be returned to any library location.
Posted 5/12/2020 2 p.m.
Please only return library materials to our locations. We are not accepting book donations at this time.
Posted 5/8/2020 5 p.m.
Orange County Library System Begins Phased Reopening
In the weeks we have been closed to the public, Orange County Library System has been evaluating best practices for cleanliness and sanitation, so we are prepared to open to the public with health and safety in mind. Like many businesses and government agencies, our plan to resume regular services will happen in phases. Below is the plan for restoring services to the public, which began on May 6 with the opening of the library’s call center. Our home delivery service resumes on May 11, and on May 18 the following branches will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, for essential services only:
The Alafaya Branch is undergoing a refresh and will reopen when the project is complete.
Essential services will be limited to returns, grab-and-go service and computer usage for up to one hour. Seating areas, charging stations and meeting rooms will not be accessible.
All customers will be required to wear face coverings while in the building.
Capacity will be limited to 25 percent.
On Tuesday, May 26, the following branches will also reopen, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, for essential services only:
On June 1, the Orlando Public Library will reopen, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, for essential services only. Customers will be able to visit service points at the Information Desk, Children’s Library, Library Central, 3rd Floor and 4th Floor for staff retrieval of material and use public computers on the 4th floor for up to one hour per session. Restrooms will be open on the 1st floor only. The Melrose Center will remain closed.
Library administration will monitor these openings closely, and may make adjustments to the plan as necessary.
View the library’s complete phased reopening plan.
Posted 5/5/2020 10 a.m.
In the weeks we have been closed to the public, Orange County Library System has been evaluating best practices for cleanliness and sanitation, so we are prepared to open to the public with your health and safety in mind.
Like many businesses and government agencies, our plan to resume regular services will happen in phases.
During Phase 1, we will reopen Questline, the library’s call center, for calls and chat on Wednesday, May 6. Questline operators will be available for customers Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. When our libraries open to the public, the call center will be open during library open hours.
Our home delivery service will resume on Monday, May 11. On that date, staff will begin processing holds and our courier service will start delivery on May 12. Customers who have designated one of our locations for picking up their holds will have their requested items delivered via USPS.