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OCPL COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Dear Library Friends,

The Ohio County Public Library is pleased to announce that it will open its doors to patrons by appointment beginning Monday, September 21, 2020. In addition to the expansion of services, the Library will also be opened expanded hours. The new operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 – 6; Friday, 10 – 5; and Saturday, 10 – 3.

Appointments will be for forty-five minutes and will begin on the hour. Appointments may be made by calling the Library at 304-232-0244 or by using the Library’s “Ask a Librarian” button on OCPL’s website homepage. If a patron chooses not to use the entire hour, he or she may leave prior to the end of their allotted time. There will be a maximum of ten appointments per hour.

Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, and patrons may request one appointment at a time.  One family per hour will be permitted to make an appointment with the family group counting as one patron. All patrons must wear a mask while in the Library and practice safe social distancing. Gloves will be provided if patrons wish to browse the collection. Appointments must be made for a specific purpose. For more information, review our reopening press release.

OCPL's online resources are always available, 24/7, 365 days a year! Visit [email protected] for our expanded digital collections. 

OCPL is closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) both locally and nationwide. This is a constantly changing situation and the Library will continue to provide updates on how we are supporting the community and continuing to provide services for the duration of the pandemic. Please continue to check the Library's website for the latest updates on OCPL's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To download printable informational posters, fact sheets from the CDC, and coloring sheets for kids, visit our Document Center and click on the COVID-19 Resources folder. 


The following are the number of reported cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Panhandle counties as reported by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR). 

AS OF OCTOBER 21, 2020

Ohio County: 467 ( 42 active ) [ 8 deaths]
Brooke County: 197 ( 59 active ) [ 2 deaths ]
Hancock County: 195 ( 30 active )
Marshall County: 262 ( 47 active ) [ 2 deaths ]
Tyler County: 25 ( 6 active)
Wetzel County: 95 ( 30 active )  [ 1 death ]
Total Cases in WV: 20,734 ( 5,106 active ) 

Total Deaths in WV: 413

➤ View our chart tracking West Virginia statewide cases and deaths county by county
➤ View information about our chart

Spreadsheet of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in West Virginia

For the most up-to-date numbers in West Virginia, visit

We are adding resources to our website daily. Please check back for the most up-to-date information.

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