Libraries Provide Virtual Services During Closure

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

As public health concerns related to COVID-19 continue to advance, Live Oak Public Libraries will remain closed until April 27, 2020.

Although our buildings are not open, the community can still get support and expanded services through virtual library resources.

Patron Accounts

While libraries are closed, you can apply online for a free library account to get digital access to online resources.

Library cards that have expired since January 1, 2020 or are due to expire during the closure have been renewed until April 30, 2020. 

Please continue to keep your checked-out materials at home until the library reopens. It is not necessary to come to the library. Bookdrops are closed.

Overdue fines are waived until the library reopens.

All materials currently checked-out are automatically renewed. 

All holds and interlibrary loans are extended until the library reopens.

Digital Access

Stream or download eLibrary digital resources for free with your library card. E-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, newspapers, movies, and TV are available anytime from any device at

Enjoy a wider selection of e-books and audiobooks from new vendors as well as 1,100 additional titles on hoopla.

The eLibrary also has genealogy and history links for research and reference. Full access to is available with your library card until April 30, 2020.

Several recently added e-resources are available for free even without a library card.

Explore accessible resources through GLASS (Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services) with digital content via the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) app. Follow the link or call 1-800-248-6701 for assistance.

Student Success

Students of all ages can find tutoring or help with homework, language learning, study skills, and research.

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System students have quick access to online resources using their Student PASS.

Children and families can build literacy skills and practice reading with eRead Kids, TumbleBookLibrary, Audible, or activities like 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten.

Community Connections

Ready Resources will help you navigate this challenging time. Find links to local governments and schools, health and social services, learning activities, business connections, and virtual programming.

Ask questions via the Contact Us page on our website.

Please continue to follow our website, Facebook @liveoakpl, and Twitter @liveoakplfor information and updates.

Live Oak Public Libraries is in contact with community partners as we monitor ongoing developments. Essential library staff are working to ensure continuity of operations. We will communicate any changes in our plans as we continue to evaluate decisions.

In this uncertain time, our thoughts are with everyone impacted by this crisis. Live Oak Public Libraries remains dedicated to the communities we serve. We appreciate the individuals, organizations, and institutions that are working hard to overcome this challenge.