COVID-19 Impact on Library

The safety of our community is a top priority. In light of concerns around COVID-19, we know that many of you may have questions about how it may affect library events, facilities, and open hours.

The Morgantown Public Library System continues to operate as usual, and we want to assure you that our team is staying current on all developments surrounding the virus. We are monitoring updates from the Mon County Health Department ( and the USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (

While we always strive to be a clean library we are taking extra precautions­­—hand sanitizer stations have been set up at the entrance and throughout the library, hand washing instructions and reminders have been placed in bathrooms, and our team will be sanitizing door handles and entrance ways several times a day. To help us with our efforts, we ask all visitors to follow these simple preventative measures that can help keep our library safe:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cough into your elbow.
  • If you have concerns about your health or any symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.

If you are feeling sick we encourage you to stay home and avoid public areas rather than risk spreading germs to others. Our 24/7 digital library meets you wherever you are. Should you ever find yourself away from our libraries find us online at

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide resources to keep our community informed. For additional resources, consider the following: CDC website for weekly updates (, Mon County Health Department for local updates (, and the WHO Q&A (