COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources

Since March 18th, all locations of Bossier Parish Libraries have been closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our staff, however, have been working hard behind the scenes to serve our communities during this time of crisis.  Here's a look:

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Library Services Available to You

e-Cards & Library Card Renewals

If you need to renew your library card or don't know your PIN submit a library card renewal request.
If you do not have a library card but would like to access our online resources, you can apply for an e-card.  (Applicants must live, work, go to school, or own property in Bossier Parish and be school-aged or older.)

COVID-19 Information & Resources

As with any global event, a lot of misinformation is making its way around.

"...fighting misinformation with accurate information is a library's purpose."  (Lisa G. Rosenblum, Director of King County Library System)

Our librarians have put together this list of factual information and resources to help keep you informed regarding COVID-19.

Just the facts

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has put together a COVID-19 resources page.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has also put together a COVID-19 resources page where they post daily updates.  WHO also addresses some of the most common myths surrounding the coronavirus and corrects those myths with facts.

The Louisiana Department of Health takes a look at the COVID-19 outlook for the state of Louisiana and the Louisiana Office of the Governor posts regular updates from Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards.

United Way's 211 Service is available for COVID-19 resources to help you find assistance for food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, and other essential services.

The State Library of Louisiana has prepared a list of free online activities & resources for you while you're quarantined at home.

The State Library of Louisiana also has put together a Louisiana Public Library Emergency Status Blog to keep you up to date on the status of your library within Louisiana.

"The very nature of libraries makes it both difficult and critically important for us to adhere to strict mitigation standards to prevent any spread," said State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton. "As librarians, we have to take a step back at exactly the time we want to step up." (Office of State Library)