October 24, 2020

Libraries and COVID-19: International News Roundup

We’re curating a small collection of resources with news, information, and resources about how libraries around the world are dealing with COVID-19. Included on this page is a collection of direct links to operations information for several national libraries.

Latest Entry

Last Updated: April 13, 2020 at 2:55 PM EDST

Australia

Belarus

Canada

Egypt

Estonia

Finland

Germany

Ireland

New Zealand

United Kingdom

National Libraries
We’ve accumulated this list using various sources and is not comprehensive. Links provide updates/additional info direct from the library. Most of the libraries listed below are currently closed to the public.

British Library

Library and Archives Canada

National Library of Australia

National Library of Brazil (in Portuguese) |||  Translated into English

National Library of Estonia Closes (via ERR)

National Library of France (BNF)

National Library of Germany

National Library of Denmark (Royal Danish Library)

National Library of Latvia

National Library of Luxembourg

National Library of Finland

National Library of Iceland

National Library of Indonesia (via Jakarta Post)

National Library of Israel

National Library of Japan (National Diet Library)

National Library of Korea

National Library of Mexico

National Library of Morocco

National Library of the Netherlands

National Library of Peru (in Spanish)

National Library of Portugal ||| Translated into English (via Google)

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Singapore

National Library of Spain

National Library of Sweden

National Library of Wales

Qatar National Library Now Closed to the Public  (via Gulf News)

Swiss National Library

Additional Info for Some EU National Libraries

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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