Information on COVID-19

This page was last updated June 5, 2020 at 8:49 AM CST.


MOBIUS COURIER SERVICE HAS RESTARTED: MOBIUS Courier Services restarted on Monday, June 1, 2020. We know not all libraries are ready to start back up and we are tracking this information on the Information on MOBIUS Member Libraries spreadsheet linked below. STAT Courier has implemented new safety guidelines for their drivers to follow related to reducing the spread of COVID-19. 

STATS New Guidelines for Drivers

RETURNS TO LIBRARIES THAT ARE NOW CLOSED: If you have materials to send to another library, please feel free to send them.  If the destination library isn't open then STAT will either hold them or they will deliver them to MOBIUS and we'll hold them until the receiving library is open.  If you are sending any special materials that you especially concerned about, please hold them for now or send them to the MOBIUS office. 


MOBIUS STAFF: We have been working remotely since Tuesday, March 17th.  We are well equipped to work remotely and often do this during inclement weather so you will be able to reach us as usual by email or phone. Please let us know how we can help.

Closures and Service Changes

Information on MOBIUS Member Libraries

Information on closures, service level changes and hours for MOBIUS member libraries. This spreadsheet is being updated continuously and the date and time of the last update is provided at the top of that document. We will post new information as we receive it. 

Information on Public Libraries in Missouri

Information on public library closures within Missouri

Prospector Catalog Information

Due to the large number of libraries that have closed during the pandemic, the Colorado Alliance has temporarily shutdown Prospector. You can still view resources in the catalog, but you won't be able to place requests on items in Prospector, and Prospector libraries will not be able to place MOBIUS requests.

Information on Prospector Libraries

Information on reopening plans for Prospector libraries and additional resources. 

Information on Rivershare Libraries (Iowa)

Information on closures and service level changes for the Rivershare libraries. 

Information on Iowa Library Alliance Members

Information on closures and service level changes for the Iowa Library Alliance Members

IA Shares Member Libraries

The IA Shares courier network suspended courier effective Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 

IA Shares Courier Survey

The State Library of Iowa and Stat Courier have determined that a minimum of 330 public libraries must be open and able to accept deliveries on their designated day to resume the courier service. To determine when this threshold is met, they are asking directors to fill out this survey about their libraries' reopening plans. 


Webinar on Re-Opening Guidelines from the Missouri State Library

A webinar from the Missouri State Library for those looking for guidance on reopening physical spaces and resuming services. The chat log can be viewed here

COVID-19 Library Reopening & Resource Sharing/Courier Safety Concerns

A summary of best practices and resources for libraries planning to reopen physical spaces and resume courier and resource sharing services.

ICOLC's Statement on the Global COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Library Services and Resources

Statement from the International Coalition of Library Consortia aimed at helping vendors and publishers understand the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the library community arround the world. 

Vendor/Publisher Responses to COVID-19 From ICOLC

A list of vendors and publishers that are providing free, additional, or expanded services to libraries in response to the pandemic. 

Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM)

A project from OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are working to provide science based information and best practices for libraries, museums, and archives looking to reopen their spaces safely. 

ACRL's Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries: Preparing to Reopen

A curated list of resources from ACRL for academic institutions that are reopening their spaces.