Coronavirus/COVID-19 Library Information Center

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Library Updates

What You Need to Know

  • All APL locations are currently closed.
  • Due dates for checked out materials have been updated to May 15, 2020.
  • No items should be returned to the library at this time.
  • Holds have been suspended.
  • Donations have been suspended.
  • Wi-Fi is available 24/7 outside of all Anchorage Public Library locations, except for Muldoon, which is only available during business hours.
  • Online resources are being expanded during the closure.
  • New users can get a temporary 3-month card to access online resources. Learn more.

What You Need to Do


The best way to prevent a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. These are preventative actions you can take to minimize your risk of exposure:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

What to do if you are sick

Qué hacer si se contrae la enfermedad

Status of Cases

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