Library Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – March 31
Updated: March 31 2020 10:00 a.m.
The South Fayette Township Library is closed until further notice.
In keeping with state and county directives, the South Fayette Township Library is closed for in-person service until further notice.
Updates to library services:
- The outdoor book drop is locked.
- Patrons are advised to keep all library items at home.
- All library items will be auto-renewed with a due date for after our expected opening date.
- Overdue fines will not accrue on accounts during the closure.
- Any library cards that are due to expire during 2020 will automatically be renewed to be valid until the end of the year.
- Any items that were currently available for pickup at the library will not be sent back, and you can pick them up when we re-open.
- While the library is closed you cannot place holds with our library as a pickup location.
- You can continue to access our digital resources and online collections using your library card.
- The library plans on rescheduling canceled library programs at a future date.
Contacting us while we’re closed:
You may contact the library via social media or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library staff will not be in the building during the closure, and our phone messages will not be regularly monitored.
Our community’s health is our number one priority.
These safety measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution, consistent with national public health recommendations. We appreciate our patrons’ patience and understanding.
Please note that the Library is unable to sanitize every single item that is checked out from us (books, movies, etc.), and as such, patrons are advised to wash their hands after handling materials and avoid touching their faces.
The World Health Organization has reported that there is conflicting evidence of how long the virus may persist on surfaces, especially under varying conditions (temperature, humidity, etc.).
The Library will continue to monitor the news and recommendations of health officials and will take additional steps as needed.
We would strongly encourage all customers who are able to access information via our digital library. Access eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks through OverDrive. Access digital video, music, eBooks, comics, and audiobooks through Hoopla and use online resources through the county-wide eLibrary website.
For more information about COVID-19, here are reliable resources with the latest news and recommendations:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO) – Here are WHO’s top tips:
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly (20-second rule).
- Maintain social distancing (at least three feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing).
- Avoid touching your face.
- If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, call your doctor.
- Allegheny County Health Department