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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information from the Plainfield Public Library

Statement from the Director

Library Information (updated 4/7/20 9:07AM)

The Plainfield Public Library is closely monitoring the latest information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective immediately, to help insure the health and well-being of our staff and patrons, the Plainfield Public Library is closed to the public and the staff.

Online chat is available via any page on the Library's website. This is the best way to contact us at this time, although staff are monitoring voicemails and will get back to you as soon as they are able to.

Library Materials & Online Resources

At this time all library materials will be automatically renewed, no fines will be accruing on checked out materials, and expired library cards will automatically be renewed on a month-by-month basis. The Library's bookdrops are locked and no materials should be left on or around the bookdrop. No materials will be due or accrue fines from the time we closed to the public until the Library is open again.

As always, the Library’s Online Resources are available 24/7 and can be reached via the Library’s website at http://www.plainfieldlibrary.info/Research/Databases.html. If you do not remember your PIN code (necessary for access to some services) and wish to reset it, please click on the “Your Library Card” link on the top right-hand corner of any page on the Library’s website and select the red “Forgot my PIN” option.

If you live in Plainfield and do not have a library card or have lost your existing card, please fill out this form to request a card number that will provide access to our online services.

Library Programming & Meeting Room Usage

Starting on March 16, 2020 all classes and programs put on by the Library have been postponed until further notice.

All meeting room reservations from March 16, 2020 until April 1, 2020 have been cancelled. Cancellation fees will not apply and all room reservation fees will be refunded. Should groups choose not to hold their program scheduled for after April 1, 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns no cancellation fees will be charged and all monies will be refunded. Please contact the Meeting Room Coordinator at 908-757-1111 x175 for more information.

Ongoing Response

Staff will continue to evaluate the changing situation and adjust our response as necessary. Patrons who have symptoms are encouraged to call the 24-Hour Public Hotline provided by the NJDOH at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using out-of-state phone line. Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free.

We will continue to update the Library’s website with any changes to the above. Our priority is the safety and well-being of our staff, patrons, and the communities in which we live and work.

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