Visiting the library during the pandemic
All libraries in the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library system are following health and safety guidelines from state and federal government and health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have put enhanced protocols in place to help support the safety of our library customers and staff and the safe handling of library books, videos, and other materials.
Frequently Asked Questions about visiting the library during the pandemic
COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits
A limited supply of Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test Kits is available at some W-TCPL locations. Provided through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Health, the test is free to individuals for at-home use and includes a telehealth session to oversee test administration and result reporting. Individuals with a test kit can go to ohio.emed.com to start a testing session.
Library staff are not medical professionals and cannot assist you with this test. Tests must be taken at home, not while in the library.
Tests are available by telephone request only at these W-TCPL locations:
Brookfield Library (330) 448-8134
Cortland Library (330) 638-6335
Howland Library (330) 856-2011
Liberty Library (330) 759-2589
Lordstown Library (330) 824-2094
If you are ill, experiencing symptoms, or been exposed to someone that is ill or experiencing symptoms, you should not come to the library to get a test kit. Please send a family member or friend to pick up.
Technology requirements to use the test kits include:
- A smartphone, laptop, tablet, or desktop computer with a webcam, microphone, and speaker
- An Internet connection
- An email address
- Individuals who want to be tested will need to create an account using the NAVICA smartphone app or at www.mynavica.abbott
A how-to video can be found at ohio.emed.com
Call eMed customer support with questions or if assistance is needed: (866) 955-1173
What We Ask of You
…… Customers and staff are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering/mask while in the library. Wearing a face covering can help protect yourself and protect your neighbors. A face covering will be provided if needed.
…… Respect social distancing guidelines and maintain at least 6 feet of space between yourself and other customers and library staff
…… Make sure children ages 10 and younger are accompanied by a parent/guardian/caregiver at all times while in the library
PLEASE NOTE: When you bring your items back to the library, please put them in one of the outside slots/return boxes located at each library building; do NOT bring your items into the library to return them.
Safety Measures We Have Put in Place
- All books, DVDs, and other library materials that are borrowed and then returned are cleaned and sanitized prior to being put back on library shelves
- Plexiglass protective barriers have been installed at checkout desks
- Social distancing measures have been put in place at checkout desks
- Additional cleaning/sanitizing of surfaces and touch points takes place during open hours
- Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed at each library
- Furniture has been rearranged to promote social distancing
- Library staff are encouraged to wear a face covering while working
- Library staff will be directed to stay home if they have any symptoms associated with COVID-19
Access the Library Online
Instant, 24/7 access to the library’s online eMedia collection, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming movies, music, and television shows is available with your library card. If you don’t yet have a library card, you can sign up for one today and begin enjoying many of these online resources plus video courses and other learning options.