Officials at Forsyth County Public Library announced Wednesday that all locations will be closed until further notice.

“Considering advice and directives from health organizations, local leaders, and state officials, our branches will be closed until further notice for the safety of the public, our patrons, and our staff,” said Library Director Anna Lyle.

Patrons who currently have materials checked out should continue to keep those items at home.

Due dates for all materials currently checked out have been extended to June 1.

“It’s important to remember that the library isn’t limited to its buildings. We have a robust selection of online books, magazines, and resources to occupy readers of all ages,” added Lyle.

Library patrons can access newspapers, market analysis, health resources, academic research, and live tutoring by logging into the library’s website at

All online services provided by the library are free to cardholders.

“We really miss having our patrons in the library. We want everyone to know that we have staff working remotely or on staggered shifts for social distancing. We’re responding to messages sent via our Ask a Librarian service and via social media,” said Lyle.

Forsyth County residents who wish to register for a library card may do so online and get immediate access to the library’s online services.

For more information regarding online services and resources, please visit