CoronaVirus Response Library Update

Updated: 4 days ago


The BLRL’s nine branch locations will remain closed through April 24, 2020...

In an effort to flatten the curve and protect the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library’s nine branch locations will remain closed through April 24, 2020. All scheduled classes, storytimes, activities, outreach, and meeting room signups are canceled as well.


The decision to remain closed was a difficult one to make. We care deeply about serving our community and recognize that the Library and its many services are an invaluable resource. But, we feel this is the responsible thing to do at this time.


The library’s administrative team will continue to monitor developments and respond accordingly. Follow us on our Facebook page and check out our website (www.blrlibrary.org) for updates.


All checkout periods, as of now, will be extended through April 27, 2020 All holds will be maintained until the Library reopens. Patrons are asked not to return books and other Library materials via our outside drop boxes during this time even if the items are due for return. There will be no penalty for overdue materials during this time.


Patrons with a library card can still access the Library’s menu of digital resources 24/7, including e-books, e-magazines, downloadable audio books, streaming movies, music, and television shows, as well as online research and learning tools. For more information visit our web page at www.blrlibrary.org. If you are having issues logging in to your Hoopla or Libby (Overdrive) accounts please contact Lee Ann Santee, leeann@blrlibrary.org via e-mail for assistance.


Wifi coverage has been extended at each branch location from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and can be accessed from outside each building. Select “blrl-open” network. No password is needed.

BLRL is encouraging patrons to stay informed on the outbreak through the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov), the World Health Organization (www.who.int), and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (www.health.mo.gov).

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