A Message from the Library Director on Teaneck Public Library’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Teaneck Public Library patrons and community members,

In response to the regional outbreak of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the New York City metropolitan area and northern New Jersey, the Teaneck Public Library is working in close partnership with the Township of Teaneck to take the necessary steps to respond to this evolving situation. The safety and well-being of our library users and staff is our utmost priority.

Additional updates to library operations will be posted on a dedicated web page and social media channels as they are updated. As some of the most highly utilized public spaces in our community, the library is a natural hub for residents to meet, borrow materials, and attend public events. It is our goal to maintain operations as much as possible while mitigating the risk to patrons.

During this time, we encourage users to utilize the many digital remote services available as much as possible. We provide electronic access to a variety of library materials, including

We also provide online access to magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, and services like online tutoring from Brainfuse. You can also view a complete list of all electronic resources on our website.

In addition, Teaneck Public Library encourages all staff and users to review and follow the guidance and information provided by the New Jersey Department of Health – as outlined on the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-2019 web page. Most importantly, we highly encourage users to adhere to the guidance of frequent hand-washing and hand sanitizing, especially when visiting the Teaneck Public Library.

Teaneck Public Library is taking the following precautions:

  • Posting signage from the CDC regarding hand-washing and reducing the spread of germs, and facts about COVID-19;
  • Ensuring that hot water and soap are available in restrooms at all times;
  • Performing extra sanitizing of all “high touch” surfaces, including computer keyboards and mice;
  • Making hand sanitizer available to the public at the building entrance/exit; and
  • Temporary removal of puzzles and toys from the Children’s Department to reduce unnecessary risk to children.

We greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation and flexibility as we navigate this evolving situation, and we will continue to post new information on our web site and other communications channels as updates occur.


M. Allen McGinley
Library Director



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