Gwinnett County Public Library Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

March 27, 2020

All Gwinnett County Public Library locations are closed until further notice. Book drops will be closed during this time. All overdue fines continue to be suspended.

March 17, 2020

As of today we have extended our closure with a tentative reopen date of April 6. Please stay tuned to our website or social media pages for the latest news and updates.

March 14, 2020

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all GCPL locations are temporarily closing on March 16 until at least March 30. All overdue fines will be suspended during this closure.

March 13, 2020

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and support the community’s efforts to promote social distancing, the Gwinnett County Public Library has suspended all programming, events, and meeting room reservations until April 6. In addition, we are suspending all overdue fines and turning on auto-renewal.

At this time, all locations remain open during our regular hours.

March 11, 2020

Dear Library Customer,

We are aware of the two “presumptive positive” cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19, found in Gwinnett County, and want to share how we are addressing the concerns over Coronavirus in our libraries:

  • Enhanced cleaning measures by library staff in all buildings
  • Reminders for staff and customers of proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
    • Covering coughs and sneezes with something other than your hand
    • Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Routine wiping and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces
  • Hand sanitizer is being made available in all branches
  • Staff are encouraged to stay home if they are ill or have a fever
  • Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave
  • If you have recently returned from a country, state or region with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials
  • Vulnerable individuals, which is defined as 60+ years or who have health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease and weakened immune systems, are recommended to limit outings, avoid large gatherings, telecommute if possible, stay home if they are sick and avoid people who are sick
  • There is no recommendation to wear masks at this time to prevent yourself from getting sick

Additionally, we would like to remind visitors that libraries are shared public spaces. For the health and safety of others, please be thoughtful about coming into a library if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. (See symptoms here.) Please do your part to stop the spread of germs and disease.

And don’t forget, the Library’s robust digital resources give customers 24/7 free access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, classes and more.

Please visit the CDC’s Coronavirus website for more information.

The Gwinnett County Public Library