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Coronavirus: Updates and Information You Can Trust

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In response to COVID-19, Kent District Library is taking several steps to protect our staff and the general public – in particular the high-risk populations we serve and the high-risk populations who work and volunteer for the library.

Michigan Governor Whitmer has issued an Executive Order, closing to the public all libraries in the state until April 13, 2020. All library locations are closed to public access. Programs, outreach visits, bookmobile visits and book sales have been cancelled.

The situation will be closely monitored and we are exploring alternate ways to continue providing service. We will continue to publish on this page and social media any further impacts to the library system as a result of coronavirus.​


Library Service Updates

Monday, March 30, 2020

  • Temporary hours for Patron Services:
    • Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sunday: Closed
  • The public can reach Patron Services by visiting kdl.libanswers.com, emailing contact@kdl.org, or chatting with us at kdl.org/chat

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

  • KDL call center operations have been temporarily suspended, effective Thursday, March 19. We'll be unavailable for answering incoming calls until further notice. The public can reach Patron Services by visiting kdl.libanswers.com, emailing contact@kdl.org, or chatting with us at kdl.org/chat during PSD’s temporary hours of operation. We plan to resume taking patron calls in the near future.
  • Temporary hours for Patron Services:
    • Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sunday: Closed

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

  • All KDL lending suspended; materials may not be picked up, including via curbside and after-hours pickup.
  • The pickup deadline for items currently on the hold shelf has been extended to May 15. This date may change.
  • Deadline for Let It Snow, our  teen and adult winter read program, extended to April 30.

Friday, March 13, 2020

  • Library branches are closed to the public until further notice.
  • Programs, outreach visits, bookmobile visits and book sales are cancelled.
  • Circulation of physical materials from the MEL collection has been suspended.
  • Due dates for all physical materials have been extended until May 1.
  • Book returns are closed. Please keep your materials until the library reopens.


Use KDL Online

In the meantime, KDL continues to provide many digital services available to you remotely and for free, such as eBooks and eAudiobooks; streaming TV, movie and music services; and digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines. These are all available online:

Use KDL at Home

Contact Library Staff via Online Chat

Get a Library Card to Access Online Resources

Influenza and Coronavirus Digital Titles


Assistance with Food, Rent or Utilities

Relief services are available through several organizations in Kent County


COVID-19 Information You Can Trust

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.

Kent County Health Department

Free Virtual COVID-19 Screening

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coronavirus Fact Sheets (Michigan Department for Health & Human Services)

Situation Reports (Johns Hopkins Coronoavirus Resource Center)

Additional Resources

Information on Influenza (flu)