***UPDATE 3-20-20: Today, the Loudoun County Public Library system announced that they were not moving forward with curbside pick-up of books due to concerns over safety of guests and staff. The decision could be reviewed in the coming weeks.

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From the Loudoun County Public Library system:

To help reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) is closing all branches beginning Monday, March 16 and will implement curbside pickup service at all 10 branches later in the week. More details about how customers can utilize curbside service will be announced Tuesday.

Additionally, LCPL is giving new customers who sign up online six months to pick up their permanent library cards. Previously, patrons had to visit a branch within 30 days of registering online.

“New customers can register for a library card at library.loudoun.gov and instantly access an incredible selection of eBooks, eMagazines, TV shows, music, movies and online courses,” said Chang Liu, Director of Loudoun County Public Library. “And any patron who still needs to pick up and drop off materials at their local branch will be able to do so in a way that adheres to social distancing.”

Curbside pickup will last until further notice. Passport, notary and all other in-branch services have been suspended.

“My staff and I look forward to providing our full array of offerings as soon as it is safe and responsible to do so,” said Liu.

The Loudoun Library Foundation has also joined the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by suspending collection of all donations at its Sterling and Leesburg locations until further notice. The nonprofit is assessing the status of its annual Giant Used Book Sale in Leesburg that is scheduled for June.

For complete information, visit library.loudoun.gov.