<br />For Immediate Release Contact: Martha Bennett, City Manager
<br />March 14, 2020 503-635-0215
<br /> Lake Oswego Public Library to Close until April 1
<br />LAKE OSWEGO – To support public health, the Lake Oswego Public Library will close at 6 p.m.
<br />on Saturday, March 14, and will remain closed through the end of the month. We hope to re-
<br />open on Wednesday, April 1. Over 18,000 residents visit the Lake Oswego Public Library each
<br />We recognize that this service disruption will have a significant impact our community and did
<br />not make the decision lightly. Library and city management are following the guidance of
<br />public health officials and will continually reassess the situation and our response.
<br />To support our library users during this time, we have made the following adjustments:
<br />• All materials will have due dates extended to April 30.
<br />• All hold pick-up dates will be extended to April 8.
<br />• Please keep your library materials until the due date or until the library re-opens.
<br />We encourage you to explore the multitude of ways you can continue taking advantage of
<br />library resources and services, even if you cannot visit the physical library. With your library
<br />card, you have free, 24/7 access to the following digital services:
<br />• E-books and e-audiobooks for children, teens, and adults – and we are temporarily
<br />expanding the number of available audiobooks in CloudLibrary
<br />• Full-text e-magazines with RBDigital
<br />• Streaming video with Kanopy – and we are temporary doubling the number of play
<br />credits for each library card holder
<br />• Art and craft video tutorials with Creativebug
<br />• Book recommendations and read-alikes with NoveList Plus
<br />• Language learning with Pronunciator
<br />• And much more
<br />Beginning Monday, March 16, residents without a library card will be able to register for e-card
<br />access via lincc.org, granting instant access to our online content. The LINCC mobile app
<br />(http://bit.ly/LOLibraryMobileApp) is also free to download on your devices. Use it to browse
<br />the collections, access your account, place holds, check out e-books and e-audiobooks, renew
<br />items, and more.
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