Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

On the recommendation of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness regarding congregate events and social distancing, all LFPL programs and meeting room use are suspended through April 5th.

Libraries will remain open for the checkout and return of books and other materials, as well as for browsing, reference use, studying, and computer use. Telereference services are available at (502) 574-1611 during regular hours. Overdue fines are temporarily suspended at this time as well. As always, LFPL offers access to eBooks, eMagazines, downloadable audiobooks, and streaming movies online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at

The health and safety of staff and library users is paramount. As a precaution, an increased cleaning protocol for high-touch areas have been implemented, but the Library asks that anyone who is actively sick to please stay home.

The health and safety of staff and library users is our priority. At this time, all branches are currently open. The Library will be working with Metro Government and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness to determine if and when changes to service may be necessary.

With the increase of misinformation and unreliable news surrounding Coronavirus COVID-19, we suggest going to the following trusted sources to learn more about this topic:

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a trusted, authoritative source for public health information. The WHO announced the official name for the disease that is causing the 2020 outbreak of coronavirus disease: COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are our nation’s premier authority on public health information.


MedlinePlus offers up-to-date information in language you can understand. MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness

Last Updated: 3/9/20