For public health and safety, the Harrison County Public Library will follow Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 and close all library locations beginning Tuesday, March 17 through March 31.
As always, HCPL offers access to eBooks, eMagazines, downloadable audiobooks and other eResources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at www.hcpl.lib.in.us. New pages have been added to the library website. One page provides reliable public safety information about COVID-19 and another, the Brain Booster Resource page, https://hcpl.lib.in.us/get-connected/services/youth-services/712358-2/, offers links to Storyline Online, Scholastic Learn at Home and Tumblebooks.
To ensure library patrons have access to library eResources library card privileges have been renewed for all library cards that would have expired January 1 through June 30, 2020. The new card expiration is now December 30, 2020. Harrison County residents who do not currently have a library card can access library eResources by applying for a Digital Access Card at the bottom of the Library eResources page.
Material due dates have been extended until after April 8. No library materials will be due during the March 17- March 31 closure.
Library Wi-Fi remains on at all library locations and can be accessed outside the buildings.
The Harrison County Public Library Board of Trustees will still meet at 3 pm Thursday, March 19.
During the closure staff will monitor the website’s Ask a Librarian and Contact Us features. Please check the library website, www.hcpl.lib.in.us, or Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/hcpl47112/ for up-to-date information.