Kent, Sussex county libraries, mobile library closed

Effective immediately, both Kent and Sussex County libraries are closed until further notice to minimize the risk of viral contamination among patrons and staff as Delaware responds to the mounting COVID-19 outbreak occurring in the state and across the nation.

Hours of operation will resume at an appropriate future date based on guidance from public health and emergency management officials.

The closure applies to the Kent County-owned library at 497 South Red Have Lane in Dover as well as Sussex County-owned libraries in Greenwood, Milton, and South Coastal (Bethany Beach) libraries, as well as the Sussex County Bookmobile/Mobile Library.

The additional 11 independent libraries spread throughout communities in Sussex County are not governed by this latest decision but may take similar action.

Lewes Public Library has closed through April 1 and posted on its website that all materials on loan will be due back one week after the library re-opens.

The Georgetown Public Library closed Monday, March 16 until further notice.

As always, online resources are available for the public’s use at any time by visiting

For the latest county libraries information, visit

Helpful Coronavirus links

Delaware Division of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: What to do if You Are Sick
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage
Reopening Delaware: Resources for Businesses
Delaware Phase 2 guidance

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