Washington-Centerville Public Library has closed all locations, through at least Sunday, April 5, in an effort to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This is an unprecedented and constantly evolving situation.
All fines that accrue during the closure will be forgiven.
We encourage you to enjoy the materials you currently have for longer. You may continue to receive courtesy reminder notices and/or overdue notices as these are automated processes. Please disregard these while we are closed.
No. Please enjoy your materials until we re-open. Items already returned may continue to show on your account for longer than usual. Staff have limited access to the Library and we appreciate your patience as we work through the volume of materials to be checked in.
Any holds ready for pickup will be frozen during closure. When we reopen, patrons will have 5 days to pick up these items. Any new holds placed will not be filled until the Library reopens.
Unfortunately, we don’t have an answer for this question. What we can say is we will be closed through at least Sunday, April 5. During this closure our cleaning company is conducting a deep clean and sanitation of the facilities. We will continue to act on the recommendations of the CDC and our local public health officials to determine a reopen date that is safe for patrons and staff.
Fortunately, the Library has a wealth of online books, audios, movies, music and magazines that you can access without leaving home. We are working to post video tutorials to educate those who have not utilized these collections, on how to do so.
We have many educational resources for children to help with learning during this time. For adults who are home from work, this may be an ideal time to grow your job skills using our online learning resources. Note: If you need internet access, the Library's Wi-Fi extends into the parking lots of Centerville Library and Woodbourne Library.