In response to community measures to contain the coronavirus and keep everyone safe, Sandusky Library is temporarily closed to the public for in-house activity.  Staff are answering phones and assisting callers remotely to the extent possible during regular hours March 17 and 18, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and March 19, 10:00 – 5:00 a.m.  Library programs and meeting room reservations are canceled through March 31.

We expect to have an update for you before the end of the week with a plan for continuing limited library services and keeping everyone safe during this unprecedented closure.

Access to online resources and educational information about COVID-19 can be found on our web site at www.sanduskylib.org.  Wi-fi is available from the Library’s parking lot for anyone needing internet access.  Please call if we can assist you by telephone at 419-625-3834.

We are standing by to serve you to the extent possible and wish you well.

For more information, check our website at www.sanduskylib.org.
For more information or questions, contact Jennifer Buch at jbuch@sanduskylib.org

Sandusky Library leadership is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and taking proactive measures to protect the health and safety of staff and public.   We are in communication with the Erie County Health Department and following instructions of public health officials at all levels of government. We are sharing information available and will comply with future directives accordingly.

The Library currently remains open regular hours.  The Library continues to serve the community as a trusted source for information and will respond as needed in the event of an emergency.

The Library is a shared public space where many interactions occur daily.  The wellbeing of staff and daily visitors to the Library is a priority.  Accordingly, the Library is proactively addressing concerns about coronavirus by taking the following actions:

  • Implementing elevated cleaning and sanitizing measures.
  • Continuing to provide hand gel sanitizer at services desks for staff and visitors to the Library.
  • Posting updated reminders for staff and visitors about proper hygiene, effective handwashing procedures, and respiratory etiquette. Please follow these guidelines.
  • Continuing to encourage staff to stay home if they are ill or have a fever.

Here are some steps we can all take to help prevent the spread of the virus:

o Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air-dry hands.
o Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
o Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
o Stay home when you are sick.
o Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Please do your part and do not visit the Library if you are ill or exhibiting any coronavirus symptoms.  If you cannot or prefer not to visit the Library, you may:

  • Visit our web site for e-services and downloadable materials at sanduskylib.org.
  • Call the Library at 419-625-3834.


We will continue to monitor the situation and work with local government and public health officials to determine any action the Library needs to take and respond accordingly.  Our goal continues to be serving the public while doing our part to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Updates on the coronavirus outbreak and action to take can be found at these web sites:

Erie County Health Department: http://eriecohealthohio.org/

Ohio Department of Health: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home

Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/