All Osceola County facilities will close to the public on Friday – and that includes libraries.

But, just about all of the system’s resources can be accessed online through its website,

You just need a library eCard to check on and check out the offerings. (Search the “How Do I?” blue button and select “Get a Library Card”. If you live, work or go to school in Osceola County, you can get one.)

From there, the library system is at your fingertips. Go to the Research tab to look up all the databases for a list of all online resources. Under eLibrary, you’ll find cloudLibrary, kanopy, RBDigital and ComicsPlus, which has access to the system’s extensive list of book titles, movies, music, TV, documentaries, and magazines. Odilo has resources in Spanish, and TumbleBooks has great stories for our younger kids. The library is offering doubled checkout times for most of these.

The Osceola Library System has an email newsletter where you can sign up for notifications. Keep up with its updates on Facebook (Osceola Library System) and Twitter (@OsceolaLibrary).

Osceola County officials urge the community to practice social distancing, and to stay home as much as possible unless working, shopping for necessary supplies, getting carry out meals from restaurants, or attending to medical needs.