COVID-19 closure statement

March 16, 2020 


In accordance with, and in support of public health best practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting areas people can congregate, the Burlington Public Library will be closed until further notice beginning Tuesday, March 17. All meeting room reservations are cancelled through April 30.

During this time we are still striving to serve you. Our public Wi-Fi will be available 24/7 and will not be password protected. You can pull up in front of, or on the side of the building and remain in your car to access the Wi-Fi.

While the library is closed, our online resources are available—including ebooks, e-audiobooks, and online databases. Additionally, we will be creating a new resource page on our library website with links to websites and other useful information for both children and adults.

If you have materials checked out, please don’t worry about the due date—we have extended all due dates until May 1st. We’re also extending holds, and remember: there are no overdue fines.

We anticipate that library staff will be on hand to answer calls, keep our online resources up and running, and diligently working during this time as safety allows.

The health and safety of our community, our staff, and our volunteers is our top priority. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this unprecedented pandemic.

We know the library is Burlington’s Hub and a lifeline to so many. The decision to close was not made easily, but out of care for our community. When it is safe to reopen we look forward to welcoming you in. Until then please know we are doing everything in our power to continue to serve you. For updates and additional information and resources please check the library website, and follow burlington public library wa on Facebook.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us:

Sarah Ward
Library Director
Burlington Public Library

Janice Burwash
Assistant Library Director
Burlington Public Library