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By EVPL Staff

UPDATE: 3/18/2020: All EVPL locations will remain closed until further notice. This comes under the guidance of health experts and following procedures set by the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

All due dates will once again be extended and we encourage library users to keep their borrowed materials while we are closed. EVPL is fines free so library users will not have overdue fines.

Again, all EVPL programs, outreach services, Passport Services, and meeting room reservations have been suspended.

EVPL staff are working to bring library experiences to our community in a different capacity. Additional details will be released on our website and social media.

EVPL services can still be accessed through our digital portals. More digital resources are being added to our collection. There are thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and more, available 24/7.

For more information on how to reduce your risk of exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Indiana State Department of Health.

UPDATE: 3/13/2020: While EVPL locations are closed, we encourage you to keep your borrowed materials.

All due dates have been extended. Additionally, EVPL is fines free. You will NOT have overdue fines accruing during this time.

Any holds left on our shelves after 5:00 pm Friday, March 13 will still be there when we plan to reopen on Monday, March 30.

Sign up for an eMaterials EVPL Newsletter to receive title recommendations that can be accessed digitally while EVPL is closed.

UPDATE 3/12/2020: All EVPL locations will close effective Saturday, March 14 tentatively through Sunday, March 29. We will continue to evaluate the situation during this closure and will determine if we have to extend the duration of the closure.

All EVPL programs, outreach services, Passport Services, and meeting room reservations will also be suspended during this time.

While closed, all EVPL locations will be sanitized and cleaned.

UPDATE 3/12/2020: All EVPL programs, outreach services, and meeting room reservations have been suspended until further notice.

EVPL would like to share how we are addressing concerns over Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our public spaces:

  • Elevated cleaning measures in all our buildings
  • Signs in public spaces to remind staff and library users of proper hand and respiratory hygiene (from the CDC).
    • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
    • Use tissues and throw them away.
    • Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer every time you touch your mouth or nose.
  • We have encouraged staff to stay home if they feel ill or are experiencing symptoms.

Additionally, please remember that libraries are shared public spaces. For the health and safety of others, please be thoughtful about coming into an EVPL location if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.

COVID-19 Symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Steps to Prevent Illness

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is making updates to its website as new information becomes available. You can sign up to receive updates by email.

If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath and have a recent history of travel to China or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 please contact the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center:

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, including fighting diseases and supporting communities and citizens to do the same.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO works worldwide to promote health and safety by identifying and responding to health emergencies, especially in vulnerable communities.

Digital Collection

If you would like to stay home but still want to utilize EVPL resources, you can borrow from our extensive digital collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, movies, music, and more.

  • OverDrive: Delve into an eBook or audiobook on your internet-enabled device.
  • Hoopla: Browse comics, eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV, movies, and music on your computer or internet-enabled device.
  • RBDigital: Choose from over 150+ magazines on your computer or internet-enabled device.
  • Comics PlusDiscover comics, manga, and graphic novels on your computer or internet-enabled device.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Coronavirus (COVD-19) Fact Sheet (French)

EVPL Staff

EVPL Staff


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