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Precautions for Patrons and Staff Regarding Coronavirus


In the interest of public safety and to follow the guidelines provided by Governor DeWine, Westlake Porter Public Library is targeting April 30, 2020 to reopen. WPPL will continue to evaluate the situation and take the recommendations of Local, State and Federal Government and Health Agencies into consideration when making any decisions regarding the library’s closure. Programming, events and meetings originally scheduled through April 30 are also canceled.

​We are certainly aware of how much people rely on their public library for reading, listening, and viewing materials as well as Internet connections and meetings spaces. However, we believe the risk of helping to spread the virus, even with proper social distancing practices in place, is too great to reopen at this time. We appreciate your continued understanding and we look forward to opening as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please continue to visit this page for updates. WPPL provides access to digital content such as ebooks, audiobooks, streaming video and much more. Visit our Download & Stream and Shelter in Place pages for resources. Remember to like WPPL on Facebook and follow WPPL on Twitter at for live and streaming content such as storytimes, recommendations and more!

Updated: 4/1/2020

Westlake Porter Public Library is cancelling all programs, storytimes, meeting room reservations, and outreach services effective Friday, March 13 through Sunday, April 5 in order to limit the spread of Coronavirus or COVID-19. Study rooms will be limited to a maximum occupancy of two people. Regular library activities will resume on Monday, April 6.

The library will remain open. However, WPPL advises patrons not to visit the library if they are sick or at risk of contracting the virus.

Patrons can still make use of the library’s digital content, the drive-thru pick-up, drop-off and the after-hours lockers. WPPL also has a new mobile app available for download from the App Store or Google Play Apps.

Please visit the CDC or the Ohio Department of Health for more information about the Coronavirus.

Updated: 3/12/2020

Dear WPPL Cardholders and Visitors,

The virus known as Coronavirus or COVID-19 has been detected in individuals in Cuyahoga County. The health and safety of library users and staff are of utmost importance. WPPL is following the guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health to protect our customers and employees. This includes:

  • Employees are asked to stay home if they show signs of illness.
  • Cleaning in all public areas of the library is being done at a greater frequency. Toys have been temporarily removed from the Youth Services department.
  • Employees are encouraged to frequently wash their hands, use rubber gloves and hand sanitizer.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for visitors in dispensers throughout the library.
  • Library users who are not feeling well or are experiencing symptoms of this virus are asked to stay home.

As usual, please check the library's event calendar for the latest information on programs and classes at the library. Patrons choosing to remain at home can still enjoy WPPL’s digital, streaming and downloadable collections. The library also has drive-up services available such as our pick-up window, book drop, and after-hours lockers.

WPPL will continue to stay open during its regular hours. However, the situation will be monitored based on recommendations from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health. Any updates will be posted to our website and social media.

Please visit the CDC or the Ohio Department of Health for more information about the Coronavirus.

We thank you for your continued usage and support of the library and look forward to remaining open during this time to bring you great library programs, collections, and services.

Updated: 3/11/2020