June 8, 2020 ** UPDATED **

During this evolving situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), the health and safety of patrons and staff are, as always, primary concerns. The Trustees of the Milan-Berlin Library District have decided to close both locations until further notice as recommended by the local, state, and federal government.

  • All programs and public room reservations have been cancelled.
  • No contact curbside only pickup services will be available Monday-Thursday, 10AM-6PM, and Friday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, starting Monday, June 8.
  • Returns can be placed in the book drop. Items will be quarantined for at least 3 days.
  • Patrons can still access their accounts via the web.
  • Library digital media services such as Libby, OverDrive, Kanopy, and Hoopla will still be available.
  • Wi-fi will continue to be accessible near the library buildings.
  • Any updates to this information will be posted on this page.

To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:

  1. Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  4. Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
  5. Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
  6. Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Trusted Information Sources

Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from the local and national agencies listed below:

Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health maintains a website with up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources.

ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9 am – 8 pm and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Centers for Disease Control

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.


James Tolbert, Director
Milan – Berlin Library District