Library Services During Closure due to COVID-19
Henrico County has created an online resource with information about the coronavirus, including the number for the Virginia Department of Health call center, and other helpful links. You can access that resource here. It will be updated regularly. We are following the County’s lead in its response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by closing library facilities to the public. While access is a cornerstone of library services, we are prioritizing community health. We have devised a number of ways to continue library services online.
Returns, Due Dates, and Fines
Henrico County Public Library buildings are currently closed and will be until further notice. Don't worry about things like overdue books or returning items - any physical materials currently checked out will have their due dates extended until we reopen and fines are being waived during this period. Book returns are currently closed. Any holds that were placed will be waiting for you to pick up when we reopen.
Library programs and meetings are canceled while our buildings are closed. Please follow our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for educational content from our staff, which we plan to put out regularly. All Henrico Reads on April 2 has been postponed.
Downloads, Streaming, and Online Resources
We encourage you to visit the library remotely through henricolibrary.org. You can borrow materials online from the library through OverDrive, for books and audiobooks, and Hoopla, for books, audiobooks, music, and movies. Hoopla has no waiting period for borrowing. You can get digital access to magazines online with your library card through RB Digital, and newspapers through our Online Research page. Students of all ages can receive free online tutoring and homework help with Tutor.com, and additional study resources are available through Learning Express Library. If you have a question for a librarian, you can use our online Ask A Librarian service by clicking the green tab from any page of our website. Our My Next Read service can help you get book recommendations via email directly from library staff. Follow our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for recommended reading lists and other resources to support your learning, work, and curiosity during this time. We are launching virtual storytimes via Facebook Live.