Coronavirus: What You Should Know

St. Tammany Parish Library Branches Closed:

Library Will Reopen When Patrons Can Be Served Safely


Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, all St. Tammany Parish Library branches will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, to slow the spread of the virus. We will reopen when we can serve our patrons safely.

Library fines will not be charged for the next 30 days. During the time that the library is closed, we ask that patrons do not return any library items that are checked out.

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If you are having problems with your library account, please email

The library offers online library resources to check out e-Books (OverDriveCloudLibrary and hoopla), downloadable audiobooks (OverDriveCloudLibrary and hoopla), digital magazines (RBdigital), and downloadable movies and television shows (hoopla). The resources can be accessed at any time with a library card.

Students in need of homework help, research or online databases, can visit or book a librarian at

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus called "SARS-CoV-2."

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published information on their website which provides details about the illness including how the disease spreads, the symptoms, prevention and treatment. The CDC's main summary page on COVID-19 can be found here.

The Louisiana Department of Health is closely monitoring the situation in our state and you can learn more on their Coronavirus page.

If you have children or students that you would like to educate about COVID-19 and ways to prevent it, here are some resources:

CDC Guide: Talking with Children About Coronavirus Disease 2019

BrainPOP Video on Coronavirus

A Comic on Coronavirus from NPR

Germ Smart Kids- How To Wash Your Hands Video

CDC's Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes Video

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