Stanislaus County Library Responds to COVID-19

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During times of crisis, it can be daunting to find reliable sources of information. The Stanislaus County Library has compiled a list of links to official sources on coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (SCHSA) and other official sources, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Steps Stanislaus County Library is taking

The Stanislaus County Library holds the health and well-being of our users and community as our highest priority. Throughout this rapidly evolving situation, we have closely followed the guidance of public health officials related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

  • Stanislaus County Libraries are temporarily closed to the public.
  • Stanislaus County Libraries began offering modified services on Monday, March 23, including telephone reference, book recommendations, and no-contact pick-up of library materials (holds). Call (209) 558-7814 in Modesto, or call your local branch. More information about modified services and locations
  • Book drops are closed, but customers may return materials to book carts outside libraries during modified service hours. Staff will roll carts inside, following safe handling procedures, including a 3-day quarantine before checking in materials.
  • Prior to closing libraries, we modified cleaning procedures and cancelled public programs.
  • We routinely post health hygiene recommendations for the public and staff to help prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions about library services.
  • COVID-19 Preguntas Frequentes sobre los servicios de la biblioteca.

During Library Closure

Please enjoy access to a variety of digital materials, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and streaming video, available instantly on your home computer or digital device. To access these resources, please select E-Resources from the menu. Please call (209) 558-7814, or your local library, for assistance with digital materials.

Reminder: These everyday preventive actions help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.