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COVID-19 Tools & Information


This page serves as a collection of links to resources on our website and beyond for our community as we deal with the coronavirus outbreak. It is a work in progress and being updated as we receive new information, so please check back.


On Our Website

Drive-Thru Library Service
As of June 15, we are offering no-contact drive-through service in our bookdrop lane. Visit this page for details.

Library Cards
If you are in the Longview, WA service area and do not yet have a card, you can register for a digital card. We'll contact you shortly to replace your temporary ID with a barcode. Your Longview Library card barcode and PIN will get you into all of our online services, including hoopla, Washington Anytime Library, and subscription databases like Lynda, Auto Repair Source, and Consumer Reports.

Kids' Stuff
Find information about our virtual storytimes, ebooks, a reading and activity challenge, home-learning support, and more. Many of these resources do not require a library card thanks to gifts from database vendors and others. Check this page periodically as we are still adding to it.

eBooks & Digital Entertainment
Here you'll find information about our current offerings for eBooks, e-audiobooks, movies, music, and more. Some require a library card. If you live within our Longview, WA service area and do not yet have a library card, you can get a free digital card.

Small Business Recovery Resources
This a growing list of organizations offering information and help for small businesses and employees during and after the pandemic.

Ask a Librarian
This and our Facebook page are the best way to interact with LPL staff during the building closure. We're still here for your information needs! If you have questions about your library account or connecting to any of our digital resources, this is also the place to go. We are also available by phone at 360.442.5300 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.


General COVID-19 Information

Back to Work Safely
This site, sponsored by AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association) features expert, industry-specific guidance for both businesses and consumers to safely re-open and re-engage as they emerge from the COVID-19 quarantines.

Back to Work Toolkit
A downloadable toolkit and other resources for reopening the office and getting back to work.

Cowlitz Covid Info: The Cowlitz County Incident Management Team (IMT) is providing this site to keep residents informed and provide resources for the community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Washington State COVID-19 website
The latest updates on the COVID-19 response from the State of Washington

City of Longview COVID-19 Response
Local information and resources regarding COVID-19.

Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus. (En español)


Health & Wellness

Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990 (or text TalkWithUs to 66746) provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. En español.

NAMI of Southwest Washington
Information and online support groups from the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.


Legal Issues

Washington Law Help:
New legal resources specific to Coronavirus-related employment, healthcare and other issues from the Northwest Justice Project, including Tenant Rights Information.


COVID-19: News & Research

Newspaper Databases
Access state, national and worldwide newspapers using your library card.



Last update: 5/8/2020



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