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 email@example.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.