Coronavirus (COVID-19): Get Updates on the Library’s Response to the Outbreak

Coronavirus Information

May 1, 2020

Library buildings are not accessible for public use at this time. The Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up service will resume on Monday (May 4) during limited hours. For hours and details about the curbside pick-up service, click here.

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is monitoring information about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of staff and library users is our priority.

We are following directions from state and local health officials. This is so that we can respond as needed as this situation develops.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are taking precautionary steps to continue to maintain services to our communities. Here is what we are doing:

  1. All in-person library programs, classes, and activities have been cancelled until further notice.
  2. For a few ideas of virtual library activities and resources that you can access from home, click here.
  3. Nooks and Launchpads are not available for check out.
  4. We are not accepting book donations at this time.

Please note that FBCL is unable to comprehensively sanitize every single item that is checked out from its branches (books, movies, etc.), and as such, customers are advised to wash their hands after handling materials and avoid touching their faces.

To renew items, verify holds, check overdues and fines, or list items checked out, call FBCL’s Telecirc – 281-341-2686. You will need your library barcode and phone number.

The library has a vast collection of digital materials that can be accessed from home, such as:

All are available on our website and are free with your library card.

Local Coronavirus Call Centers

Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state, and national agencies below.

If you are in Fort Bend County with questions about COVID-19:

  • Contact the Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Department, or visit their website.
    • General Public Line: 281-633-7795 (M-F, 8 am-8 pm, Sa, Su 10 am-2 pm);
    • Physician and Community Partner Line: 281-344-6118 (M-F, 8 am-8 pm, Sa, Su 10 am-2 pm).

If you are in Harris County with questions about COVID-19:

  • Contact the Harris County Public Health Department, or visit their website or
    • Call Center: 832-927-7575 (daily, 9 am-7 pm)
    • Harris Health - Ask My Nurse Hotline: 713-634-1110 (daily, 9 am-7 pm) (clinical-related questions only)

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