Coronavirus: Updates and Information You Can Trust

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. This page contains the most up-to-date information pertaining to library services.​

Current Library Service Status and Preparedness/Response Plan

Out of an abundance of caution, beginning Monday, November 16, Kent District Library closed its branches to in-person visits but will continue to offer curbside pickup services, online programs and expanded online resources. Curbside service is available during normal branch hours so there is no interruption for patrons who check out items, while online programs and other resources are available 24/7. Read this blog post for further details.



How to Checkout Materials with Curbside Service

Request Curbside Printing Starting Aug. 7

FAQ: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

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, Utilities or Employment

Relief services are available through several organizations in Kent County

COVID-19 Information You Can Trust

Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is crucial. Following are several recommended sources:

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)

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