CORONAVIRUS: Palm Beach Libraries Remain Open

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County Library System Media Advisory verbatim) — At this time all Library locations will be open to provide computer and internet access, Wi-Fi service, research assistance and the borrowing of materials. For the safety of the public and staff, we are encouraging social distancing (approximately 6 feet to 2 meters from others). Other services impacted:

  • All activities, events and meetings will be cancelled until further notice.
  • The Bookmobile will be off the road until further notice.
  • Computers will be available to complete your Census form.
  • Early voting and election polling at library locations will continue as planned.
  • We will not be accepting donations of materials from the public until further notice.

For those who are unable or reluctant to visit a branch, you are encouraged to use our virtual services. 

Visit our website www.pbclibrary.org to access the following:


·         E-books (cloudLibrary, cloudLibrary Express, hoopla, Overdrive)


A large collection fiction and non-fiction for all interests.

·         Audiobooks (cloudLibrary, cloudLibrary Express, hoopla)

Enjoy listening to a book on your computer or mobile device.

·         Magazines (Flipster)

66 titles of full-page, full-color magazines to view on your computer or mobile device.

·         Music (Hoopla and Freegal)

Stream or download music from your favorite artists.

E-movies and e-TV shows (hoopla)

Download or stream movies and TV shows to view on your computer or mobile device.

We also encourage you to use the following online research resources:

·         Career Transitions – career guidance

·         Learning Express – online learning and skills test

·         Tutor.com – homework help and career assistance

·         Value Line & Morning Star – to track your investments

·         Consumer Reports – product information

·         MedLine Plus – information about medical conditions, diseases and wellness

·         Legal Forms – create your will and other legal documents

·         Tech Talk – tips and tricks in technology and communication

Our Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS) is staffed by professional librarians who can provide personalized comprehensive and authoritative health information by telephone or e-mail, and will consider your inquiry confidential. This is a free service to the public. Call (561) 233-2736 or email health@pbclibrary.org.


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