Update 3.23.20

JCPL staff are taking your calls!

Johnson County Public Library staff will be assisting patrons via phone from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please continue to call in and leave a voicemail if your call is not picked up; staff will check messages and return calls as soon as possible. Call 317-738-2833 to connect with library staff and get information about the library's online resources, help with your library account, or to ask other reference questions. If you are isolated and just want to have a conversation with someone, please call us!

In addition to phone calls, the library's chat reference will be available Monday-Friday from 12 to 5 p.m.
 chat live
with a staff member, or text your questions to 317-900-4LIB (4542).
Questions can also be emailed to Ask_us@jcplin.org  A staff person will reply to you in 24 hours or less.

We miss all of our patrons and look forward to hearing from you!

All Johnson County Public Library locations are closed to the public until further notice, as we work to protect patrons and staff amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The closure is in accordance with a statement from the American Library Association, who recommend all libraries close to the public until public health officials determine that the risk from COVID-19 has “significantly subsided.”

Physical material checkouts will not be available to patrons during the closure. Patrons are encouraged to keep all materials currently checked out; due dates will be modified until after the library reopens, and overdue fines will not be assessed during the closure. All holds currently available will remain available for pickup when the library reopens, but no new holds can be placed. No room reservations will be accepted during this time. Programs and room reservations have been cancelled through May 10th.

Patrons are encouraged to use the library’s extensive catalog of digital resources during the closure, including e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, movies, music and more. During the closure, patrons will be able to checkout 12 items a month from our Hoopla service (instead of the usual 6). We have also temporarily expanded the selection of items in our Cloud Library e-book service. Residents of the JCPL district who do not have a card are encouraged to apply for a card online; staff will process your card and send you a card number for online access as quickly as possible.

It breaks our hearts to close our doors temporarily; the library administration considered several possibilities for offering limited service, but decided that the health and safety of our community and staff are the primary concern at this time.

JCPL is committed to the health and safety of our staff and community, and we are closely monitoring information about COVID-19. We are following directions from the CDC, Indiana State Department of Health and Johnson County Health Department. An update will be provided on March 31st.

The United Way of Johnson County has created this special website page in an attempt to keep the community updated on the Johnson County health and human services agencies as it relates to the COVID-19 virsus. Provides daily updates for area social service agencies, community meal locations, school based meals, and utilities.
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JCPL's Virtual Branch is always open--enjoy 24/7 access to our online library resources, including e-books, e-audiobooks and other digital research and entertainment options! Have additional concerns or questions? Contact Us

Useful Links 

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Indiana State Department of Health

Johnson County Department of Health

Coronavirus INFECTION Prevention Steps