Adjusting Services to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

As the world faces a challenging public health situation, Lexington County Public Library will be closed to the public to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our patrons, staff and volunteers. The library is closely monitoring the latest information and guidelines provided by the CDC and DHEC and we’ll continue to evaluate services daily. We encourage the public to practice social distancing. The following changes are effective immediately:

  • Loan limits are extended on hard copy books and DVDs to six weeks.
  • Overdue fines will be waived.
  • Book drops are open at all 10 library locations.
  • Patrons can request items (books, DVDs, Playaways, etc.) through our online catalog or by calling the library.
    Materials can be picked up curbside by appointment at any of our 10 locations.
  • In-library computer use is available by appointment. Call your local branch to schedule a time.
  • The Summer Reading Program is happening now through July 31. Participate in virtual programs for all ages on Facebook and YouTube.
  • Ask a Librarian service is available by phone at (803) 785-2681, email at ask@lexcolibrary.com.
    Librarians are also available to answer questions using online chat at our website by clicking the icon at the bottom, right.
  • We’ve temporarily stopped accepting book and DVD donations.
  • Digital resources are available 24/7 including ebooks audiobooks, movies, music, databases & more.

 

The Library Encourages Healthy Spaces & Best Practices

  • Stay home if not feeling well or experiencing flu-like symptoms. Contact a doctor.
  • Cover mouth with a tissue, elbow or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Discard used tissues immediately.
  • Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Practice social distancing. Try to keep an optimal six-foot distance from other people.
  • Minimize the sharing of equipment such as computers, phones and pens — when unavoidable — use sanitizing wipes between uses.
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Ask a Librarian

Adjusting Services to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Ask a Librarian is a service available to patrons via phone or email (online chat coming soon). Not only can librarians provide book recommendations for you and your child, they can help you in so many other ways — they can actually help you find answers to the world’s most fascinating questions. For example, they can …

  • Find answers to questions for research in any area of study from aeronautics to zoology
  • ‎Locate information so you can develop a business plan, find sales leads to grow your business and research your competitors
  • ‎Identify alternative approaches to health care and wellness, focusing on perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated health
  • ‎Research businesses by industry or segment and company size; employment statistics, mapping and traffic modeling
  • ‎And yes, even help with the tough homework assignments students have in elementary, middle, high school or college

So, the real question is … What are you going to Ask a Librarian?