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COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Resources for Libraries

Updated: July 11, 2021

Updates | Public Health | Reopening | Materials Handling | Library Services | Mental Health


Public Health


Government of Canada | Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Newfoundland and Labrador | Northwest Territories | Nova Scotia | Nunavut | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Quebec | Saskatchewan | Yukon

World Health Organization (WHO)



Alberta’s relaunch strategy | Relaunch guidance documents | More information…

British Columbia

BC’s Restart Plan | K-12 Education | More information…


#RestartMB | Restoring Safe Services | More information…

New Brunswick

Recovery plan | Return to School | More information…

Newfoundland and Labrador

Alert Level System | NL Safe Schools | More information…

Northwest Territories

Emerging Wisely – Path to Eased Public Health Restrictions | More information…

Nova Scotia

Reopening Nova Scotia | Education and childcare | More information…


Nunavut’s Path | More information…


Reopening Ontario | Find out what stage your region is in | COVID-19: reopening schools | More information…

Prince Edward Island

Renew PEI, Together | Back to School 2020 | More information…


Gradual resumption of activities under the COVID-19-related pause | More information…


Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan | Safe Schools Plan | More information…


A path forward: Yukon’s plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions | More information…

Materials Handling

Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Information Hub: A COVID-19 Research Project
OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle

Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

How Do You Clean A Book?
Public Library Services Branch Manitoba

How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic
American Libraries

Handling Library Materials and Collections During a Pandemic
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services

Covid-19 Basics: Disinfecting Cultural Resources
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

Disinfecting Books and Other Collections
Northeast Document Conservation Center

Library Services

CULC Toolkit on Recovery & Reimagined Public Library Services Post COVID-19
Canadian Urban Libraries Council

COVID-19: Informational Resources for Public Libraries
Southern Ontario Library Service

Fair Dealing Guidance for Canadian Libraries During the Time of COVID-19
Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA)

Law Library Reopening Guide
Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL)

Ontario Library Service-North, Southern Ontario Library Service, and Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Public Library Services Branch Manitoba

Resources and Information for Libraries During COVID-19
Ontario Library Association

Guidelines for Reopening Libraries During the COVID-19 Pandemic
American Library Association

Guidelines for Reopening Specialized Libraries
Special Libraries Association

Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries: Preparing to Reopen
Association of College and Research Libraries

COVID-19 and the Global Library Field
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Australian libraries responding to COVID-19
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

Mental Health

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Additional Information

Additional Information For Libraries

Library Conferences and Event Updates