COVID-19 Information

Current Public Library Status Summary

Data in this table is live, pulled from the library directory.
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Service Number of Public Libraries
Vaccine Scheduling Assistance 34
Curbside/Lobby Pickup 177
Library Building Closed to the public 105
In-library browsing 219
In-library public computers 224
Public restrooms 214
In-person programs 160
Virtual Programs 257

The COVID State of Emergency declaration was ended by Governor Baker on June 15, 2021.  The remainder of this page is not currently being updated. Please check program pages for current status.


Reopening Advice

MBLC/MLS Resuming Service Guidelines

HVAC for Libraries during COVID-19

MBLC Program Updates

MBLC Service Updates

The MBLC will send out a service update weekly, generally on Wednesday, to the all-regions list.  Past updates are also available on our blog.

Additional Massachusetts Library Resources

Statewide Online Resources for the public
We're in this Together: Free Digital Library
MLS Coronavirus LibGuide
MSLA Virtual School Librarian

Additional Resources

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Coronavirus Resources