Library Closing Due to COVID-19 Pandemic | Daniel Boone Regional Library

Library Closing Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

All Daniel Boone Regional Library facilities and services will be closed indefinitely beginning Tuesday, March 17 due to concerns for public and staff safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We encourage our patrons to use the library’s digital branch, www.dbrl.org, where you can check out eBooks and audiobooks; stream music, TV shows and movies; and refer to other online resources for adults and children.

During this period, due dates will be extended on physical items, holds will be suspended and the book drops will be unavailable. AARP Tax Aide sessions, passport services, bookmobile stops and book sales are suspended during this time, as well as other library programs and services.

Please note the following accommodations that we are making during this difficult time.

  • The maximum number of renewals for most items has been increased from 3 to 5.
  • Due dates have been extended to April 30 for physical items currently checked out.
  • We ask patrons to keep all checked out items at home until the library reopens.
  • Holds placed prior to March 17 will not expire and can be picked up when the library reopens.
  • New holds and interlibrary loan requests are not being accepted on physical items for now. Patrons may continue to place holds on eBooks and audiobooks while the library is closed.
  • Automatic card expirations will be delayed to allow as much online access as possible.
  • The maximum monthly number of check-outs on Hoopla has increased from 10 to 15.
  • Hoopla is offering a collection of Bonus Borrows that do not count against the monthly check-out limit.
  • The daily streaming limit on Freegal has temporarily been removed so patrons can access unlimited music streaming.
  • The maximum monthly number of check-outs on Kanopy has increased from 6 to 9.
  • Library staff will increase our holdings of eBooks and digital audiobooks.
  • The library’s Wi-Fi is still on. Patrons may access the Columbia Public Library’s free Wi-Fi while parking in the library’s south parking lot.

For information and updates about COVID-19, please see our COVID-19 topic guide for a list of resources.

The City of Columbia and Boone County are coordinating the community’s mass care and human services response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For up-to-date information about social service and healthcare resources for residents of Boone County, please visit Get Help (COVID-19).

This page will be updated as additional information is available.