The library is CLOSED until further notice as of Saturday, March 14. Please keep any library materials you have checked out until we reopen. Due dates have been extended and you will not be fined. Learn More

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Get Updates on the Library’s Response to the Outbreak

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Get Updates on the Library’s Response to the Outbreak

The Rockport Public Library is closely monitoring information about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of staff and library users is our priority.

At this time, the library is working with the local and state government to create a phased reopening plan that will enable us to provide our services in a way that preserves the health of our patrons and library staff. This plan will help guide us in slowly reintroducing services to the community. We will be posting regular updates on our website, through social media, and email newsletters as our service offering changes. Until then we appreciate your patience as we get back to serving all of you!

Per Town Administration, the Rockport Public Library will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14th and will remain closed until further notice.

During this time due dates and any holds ready to pick up will be extended through the date we reopen.Please keep all library items until we re-open. You won’t receive any fines, thanks to our fine free policy.

We are still here to assist with all of your informational and recreational needs. eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, online courses, and scholarly databases are all available through our website.

At this time staff will still be available to answer any of your questions via email only at info@rockportlibrary.org and we’ll be happy to assist you. We will continue to update you as we have additional information.

The library has a vast collection of digital materials, such as:

All are available and free with your library card. If you do not have a library card and are a Rockport resident you can now register online.


It’s important to remember that COVID-19 isn’t connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help fight the illness. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state, and national agencies below.

Information and Support from Local, State, and National Agencies

Local Resources

State Resources

National Resources

Global Resources


Caring for Your Emotional Health

  • Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option.
  • Samaritans is continuing operations 24/7, as always. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Call or text their 24/7 helpline any time at
    877-870-4673.
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.

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