Posted March 13, 2020

Library closed FAQs

Library closed at 6 p.m. March 13 until April 6

All Grosse Pointe Public Library branches will be closed March 14 - April 5 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We realize this may present a hardship to some of our patrons and regret that we must close.

Why did the Library close?

On Thursday, March 12 Governor Whitmer issued a mandate to close all K-12 schools in Michigan through April 5. She also urged all Michigan residents to practice self-isolation by staying home. On Monday, March 16 she asked all libraries in Michigan to close. The health of our patrons and staff is of the utmost importance.

What should I do with library materials I have?

Please keep all library materials until we reopen. Due dates will automatically be extended to accommodate the closure period.

Will any GPPL services be available during the closure?

Many digital resources are available to all patrons from their homes for free. We have

e-books, movies and music. Educational databases are available for both children and adults. And we have digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines.  Visit our our e-books, audiobooks and music and our research and learning databases to see all of our digital resources.

When will programs resume?

Governor Whitmer has asked libraries to cancel all of our programs and room reservations through May 11.  

Looking Forward

Given the rapidly changing nature of this outbreak, we will carefully reassess the situation in coming weeks and share updates as they become available. You can stay up-to-date on any changes to library services through our website. You can also follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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