Hickory Flat Library 1

Sequoyah Regional Library System Director Anita Summers at the Hickory Flat Library.

All branches of the Sequoyah Regional Library have closed in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

No date has been determined for when the libraries will reopen.

"Out of concern for our patrons, staff, and the community at large during this public health emergency, the Sequoyah Regional Library System will be closed to the public until further notice," Executive Director Anita Summers said. "During this time, we ask that all materials currently checked out please not be returned. Our book returns are closed and items currently checked out will not accrue any fines."

Summers encouraged library users to take advantage of the system's eLibrary remote services online at www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/

"Even though our doors are closed, our staff is working hard to make our services as accessible as possible," Summers said. "The library’s eLibrary remote services will continue as usual. This is a great time to explore digital magazines, eBooks, digital learning platforms, and more."

Library staff can be reached and questions answered via the system's “Contact Us” form on the website, Summers said.

A note to our readers

In these troubling times when we are all dealing with the coronavirus, local news is more valuable than ever. We have made the decision to give our readers free access during this crisis, but we ask that you would voluntarily support local journalism by signing up for a digital subscription. Your subscription will allow you to keep seeing our valuable local coverage even after we have weathered this storm.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.