On March 10, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Oakland County Health Division and Wayne County Health Department announced that two Michigan residents tested presumptive positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
On March 13, the City announced the closure of the Troy Community Center at 12 pm and Troy Public Library through Sunday, April 5. The Community Center and Library are currently scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6.
On March 22, the office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer released Executive Order 2020-20 (COVID-19) which enforces temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation, including libraries, until Monday, April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
Library Updates & Item Information
Items Currently Out
- Please keep all library items until we re-open.
- All items that were due between March 14 and April 13 have been renewed until May 4.
- Overdue fines and fees will be waived during this time.
- All material return boxes are closed.
- Please do not leave any material at the library.
- Do not return material to other libraries.
- All notices have been stopped.
- Patrons are not able to place holds at this time.
- Chat hours have been increased to Monday–Friday: 8 am–11 pm; Saturday: 9 am–9 pm; Sunday: 12 pm–9 pm
- If you are finished with your digital materials before your lending period is up, please digitally return so that other readers (or listeners) can use that item sooner. Learn how here.
Do I need to renew my items?
No. All items with due dates from March 14–April 13 have been renewed and are now due May 4.
I had an item being held before the library closed, will it be there when the library reopens?
Yes, all items being held before the library closed will be available when the library reopens. Patrons will have 7 days from re-opening to pick up their holds.
Can I place items on hold while the library is closed?
While the library is closed, items cannot be placed on hold (this includes MelCat items). To save your desired titles, follow these steps:
- Go to the TPL website: troypl.org
- Click on “Log In to Your Account” or “Account”
- Enter library card number (no spaces) and password to login to your account
- Click on “Search” to find the materials you want
- Click on “Add to List” on right side of page
- You can name your list, and keep several different lists (DVDs, music CDs, etc.) Your lists will appear on the left side of your account page under “My Lists.”
When the library reopens, your list(s) will be ready for you to place on hold!
- The Library of Michigan has developed a set of federal and state resources regarding COVID-19 here.
- If you are in need of assistance during COVID-19 such as food, health, mental health, domestic violence assistance, etc., check out this list of Community Resources.
- City of Troy Recreation has a Senior Resources page with resources for the 50+ community during this time.
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