Library Updates

7/17/2020

Message to Patrons
We continue to phase in services in a way that will keep our community, patrons, and staff safe.  The library is continuing its Curbside Service and has added limited Lobby Service for faxing, scanning, and copying.  Curbside and Limited Lobby Services are by appointment (734-699-3291).   Hours are 11 AM -- 6 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Getting Help
Contact us by phone at 734-699-3291.  You can continue to contact us through email at fredcfischerlibrary@gmail.com, and via our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

Curbside Pickup
Curbside pickup of books and materials is available. To arrange for pickup, place your hold(s) using the online catalog or by calling the library.  Once your holds are ready, you will receive a phone call from library staff to schedule your pick up time. If you receive an automatically-generated message but have not yet made an appointment, please call the library.  Mobile Printing is also available Curbside.  Visit https://www.belleville.lib.mi.us/services/mobile-printing-main-library/ for more info.

Limited Lobby Service
Call the library to make an appointment for faxing, scanning, and copying.  Face masks are required while inside the library.

Returning books
Items are being quarantined for 72 hours once they are returned. Items will remain on your account until the quarantine period is over. Please note that we are a fine free library and your account will not be penalized for this delay.

What’s next?
We are preparing the first floor of the library (new books, audiobooks, DVDs, and children's books) for Grab and Go browsing.  Please stay tuned for more details!

 

Current Updates and Accurate Information Regarding 2019 Coronavirus COVID-19

Helpful and Informative Links to Local and National Resources

Washtenaw County Health Department

Wayne County Health Division-2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) Information

WHO Coronavirus Q&A - the World Health Organization provides straightforward answers to common questions about coronavirus.

Michigan Coronavirus - the state website contains general information about the virus as well as Michigan-specific information, including the number of confirmed cases.

Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation - this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fact sheet explains social distancing and suggests ways to cope and support oneself during such an experience.

MedlinePlus Coronavirus Information - this U.S. National Library of Medicine page includes a wealth of information about the virus and is explained in plain language.

CDC Coronavirus Information - the Center for Disease control page includes information for individuals as well as communities, schools, businesses, and healthcare professionals.

NIH Coronavirus and Alternative Treatments - the National Institutes of Health has issued a warning about "alternative" treatments for COVID-19.

WHO Mythbusters - the World Health Organization provides factual information in response to myths and rumors circulating on social media.

NewsGuard Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center - fact-checking organization NewsGuard provides a list of websites publishing false information about coronavirus, organized by country.

Local School Districts

Van Buren Public Schools Coronavirus Updates

Ypsilanti Public Schools

Keystone Academy

St. Stephen Catholic School