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2020 COVID-19 Library Responses : Resources for Librarians

Content Offers

Nevada Statewide Resources
TeachingBooks is now IP authenticated for everyone in Nevada. They're also providing a portal through which users will receive instant access (no library card needed). Click here for the Teaching Books no-library-card-needed portal.


EBSCO's COVID-19 response page includes content offers, staff training and resources, learning activities for students, and more.

No-cost Vendor Offers

Grow With Google

Free resources to learn digital skills for employees, small business owners, educators, and students.


Lifeliqe is offering free online 3D models for remote learning. Lifelique is the largest library with scientifically verified 3D, augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) content for online learning. As a partner of NSLA, Lifeliqe is providing free access to all librarians, patrons, students, and schools for remote learning.

Lifeliqe has been previously piloting its virtual reality across libraries in Nevada. Its online collection includes thousands of interactive models and lessons for science in 3D, AR and VR. The content is scientifically accurate, since it has been created with experts from the top universities. The free offer includes the first scientifically verified interactive 3D model of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Lifeliqe 3D curricula are aligned to NGSS and Common Core and are correlated with most commonly science textbooks in the U.S.

Learn more about the Lifeliqe remote learning offer

Explore the 3D model of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Learn more about Lifeliqe

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Socrates includes a unique dynamic learning engine that adjusts the content to precisely match the learning needs of each student. The Socrates Learning Platform will be available to all Covid-19 impacted teachers, administrators, parents and students for the rest of the school year, and through the summer, at no charge. Sign up here:

  • Nevada Public Libraries: Socrates is offering no cost access to all NV public library patrons through at least June 30, 2020! The patron access portal is Access codes have been sent to directors; public library staff may also contact Sulin Jones at the Nevada State Library to receive patron access codes. 

TumbleBooks,, a world leader in online children’s book databases, announced today it will make its family of online libraries available for free to all public libraries until at least August 31.

  • Public libraries should email with subject line Free TumbleBooks in order to receive free links to all three TumbleBook databases..

Public Library Alert: No-cost and low cost ebook and audiobook collections for your community

For libraries with Kanopy accounts: "Thanks to the support of select partners, we're offering a collection of films you can stream without using any play credits! See the growing collection for your #Quarantine here:"


FEMA/Covid-19 Reponse

NV Division of Emergency Management – Homeland Security/Covid-19 

  • Bulletins for Public Assistance

Kelli Anderson, Emergency Management Programs Manager
Grants, Recovery & Mitigation, Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Management & the Office of Homeland Security

Programming Resources

Programming Resources

Virtual Storytimes Guidelines - Courtesy of Washoe County Library. Includes publisher/copyright permissions information.

Youth Services resources (aggregated by the Idaho Library Commission)  An editable Google Doc. Includes tabs for streaming storytimes, family resources, self care sites, and social media.

Youth Programming Goes Virtual: Storytimes, Crafts, Teen Activities and More - WebJunction compilation of resources and examples for virtual programming for public libraries.

Virtual Storytime Services Guide - A collaboration of ALSC and Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy.

Live from the Library - Library Journal

Continuing Education for Library Staff

Continuing Education for Library Staff

CE Calendar
Library Juice (contact Sulin to register, limited to $175 courses)
InfoPeople (contact Sulin to register, limited to $175 courses)

~WebJunction, InfoPeople, and Library Juice are funded by a federal LSTA grant

Guidance for Libraries

Guidance for Libraries

ALA Pandemic Preparedness Resources for Libraries

Library as a Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery Free PDF ebook (ALA)

What if a Library Building is Closed? an ongoing webinar series hosted by Gigabit Libraries, IFLA, and partners on topics such as internet access, digital services, physical materials, and wifi

IMLS COVID-19 resources page

Distance Read-alouds (AASL's guidance on Streaming Storytimes and Copyright)

Community Use of E-Rate-Supported Wi-Fi is Permitted During Closures (FCC)

Staged Reopening Guidance (New Mexico State Library )

Handling Materials

REALM Project - REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums

Mitigating Covid-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections (IMLS)

Materials Quarantine: No More than 24 Hours Needed, per CDC Epidemiologist Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction blog post covering key points from the the IMLS webinar listed above

Recommendations for Cleaning Materials Northeast Document Conservation Center recommendations for cleaning circulating material

Frequent Questions about Coronavirus Disease/COVID-19 (EPA) Includes information about disinfectants, drinking water, and indoor air 

How to Sanitize Collections (American Libraries)

CDC Recommendations for Cleaning and Disinfecting Facilities

How to safely remove safety gloves -Short video from Montana State Library

Open Meeting Law