Library Items and Covid (Or Lack Thereof)

Post date: Aug 11, 2020

For those of you concerned about getting our library materials, please read below and go to the link for more information. Here at MUCL, we are taking all precautions to insure that our materials are safe. All items checked out are kept for a week before being put back into the system. NO fines are being issued. Thank you all for your patronage during this time.

Research Shows Virus Undetectable on Five Highly Circulated Library Materials After Three Days

Findings are Part of REALM Project to Produce Science-Based Information to Help Mitigate Exposure to Virus

Washington, DC—In the first phase of a project to disseminate and develop science-based information about how materials can be handled to mitigate exposure to staff and visitors, scientists have found that the virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 is not detectable on five common library materials after three days.

To read more go to

https://www.imls.gov/news/research-shows-virus-undetectable-five-highly-circulated-library-materials-after-three-days