The Grand Island Memorial Library will be closed to the public through Tuesday, March 31, at 8 p.m. as per recommendations from the county executive in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
All programming and meeting room use at the library is suspended through March 28.
The library will not accept material donations (books, DVDs, etc.) for the duration.
In an effort to help contain the spread of the virus, the book drop will be closed through March 31. All currently checked out library items will be due on April 30.
Visit the library website at www.buffalolib.org for continued updates.
Message to the Community
Mary Jean Jakubowski, library director of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, said, “The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library continues to assess the situation with guidance from the Erie County Department of Health, New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.”
Jakubowski said to support the overall health and well-being of the community and library employees, and due to the rapidly changing situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), all 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries will be temporarily closed to the public through Tuesday, March 31. Essential staff will be notified of their need to report.
•Library material due dates have been extended until April 30.
•Requested materials will be available when libraries reopen.
•New holds on materials are suspended until further notice.
•Interlibrary loan services are suspended until further notice. Patrons who have been notified that their materials are ready for pick up will be required to wait until libraries reopen.
•Book-a-Librarian requests are suspended.
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library website (https://www.buffalolib.org/) is available with online resources, databases, research tools, downloadable eBooks and free music including: