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Tulsa City-County Libraries Sees Increase in Digital Collection Checkouts Amid Pandemic

8% Increase in Digital Checkouts
Posted at 11:55 AM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 12:59:45-04

TULSA, Okla. — While libraries remain closed amid the pandemic, there are numerous resources available to check out while social distancing at home.

The Tulsa City-County Library offers an array of ebooks and audio books in different genres for all ages. Other services include online language programs and virtual music and art lessons.

The library's Chief Strategy Officer, Kiley Roberson, says there has been an 8 percent increase in items being checked out digitally since physical locations were shut down during the pandemic.

The plan moving forward is to slowly reopen all 24 locations in phases.

"We're using this time to ensure that we have all the necessary PPE as outlined in the recovery plans by our state and local officials and health officials to reopen and begin curbside operations safely," says Roberson.

There is no set date of when they will start curbside services.

The Starbucks at Central Library will begin curbside pickup on May 5. You must place your order by calling ahead.

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