Temporarily Closed by Order of Pennsylvania Dept. of Education
March 15 - April 30
Updated: March 30, 2020
In furtherance of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Tom Wolf on March 30 extended stay-at-home and business closure orders through April 30, 2020. In compliance with these orders, Dormont Public Library will remain closed until further notice.
This closure may be extended at the discretion of Gov. Wolf, local health authorities, and/or the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Additional updates will be posted on our website as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts as the situation develops.
All programs which would normally be scheduled during this period have been cancelled.
If possible, we encourage you to use remote access to library collections:
- All digital library resources are available through eLibrary: https://elibrary.einetwork.net/
- Download free eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines through the Libby app from Overdrive: https://libbyapp.com/
- Download free movies, TV shows, audiobooks, comics, and music albums through the Hoopla app: https://www.hoopladigital.com/
To get started exploring online library resources, try this Library eResources Bingo card!
If you don’t have a library card, you can register online for a temporary card which will allow you to access eResources. When county libraries re-open, you can verify your address and upgrade your card.
Item due dates and overdue fees are suspended for the duration of the closure.
If you have items checked out, please do not return them until we are open again.
All residents of Allegheny County are urged to remain at home unless performing essential work, visiting a health care provider, shopping for weekly groceries, or purchasing medicine.
Health authorities recommend that in order to slow the spread of the virus, unless you are engaged in essential work or are a healthcare provider yourself, you should avoid leaving your home. Even if you are not currently experiencing symptoms, you may be a carrier of the virus.
If you are displaying symptoms of what may seem to be cold, flu, or bronchitis, especially fever, shortness of breath, or persistent coughing, call your doctor or other healthcare provider.
The illness does not discriminate by age or health; even young and healthy people may experience life-threatening symptoms. However, the following populations are most at risk:
- The elderly
- People with weakened immune systems or autoimmune disorders
- People with reduced lung function, asthma, or COPD
- People with other chronic medical conditions
Because this is such a rapidly evolving situation, Dormont Public Library will continue to monitor national and state health authorities’ recommendations and consult with the appropriate professionals to ensure the health and safety of all.
We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to continuing to serve you.