McArthur Public Library

270 Main St - Biddeford, Maine - 207 284 4181

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and McArthur Library's Response:

Updated 3/25/2020

The McArthur Library is closed to the public until at least April 27th due to the coronavirus crisis. The health and wellbeing of our community remains our primary consideration and we will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis.

We encourage you to visit our online resources page for ongoing live and recorded programming and updates and the cloudLibrary platform for ebooks and audio books. If you need help with anything, please let us know. Our WiFi remains available and on 24/7. You do not need a password and it can be accessed from Main Street in front of our building.

Please do not return library materials to our book drop. Keep library materials at your home for now until we re-open. The due date for all library material has been extended until the end of April, and no late fees will be charged while we are closed.

 We are regularly checking emails and voicemails, and we are available by phone or virtually as much as possible to assist you with accessing resources for you and your family. We want to stay connected to our community, and we want to help you stay connected to us and each other during this difficult time.

The Library is carefully monitoring the recommendations made by local and state health officials and encourage our community to keep up to date with accurate information.

Reliable Sources for Health Information:

National Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/

World Health Organizationhttps://www.who.int/

National Institute of Health's Medline Plus: https://medlineplus.gov/

What you can do:

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or your upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Discard used tissues immediately.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer that is 60–90% alcohol-based.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing. Avoid crowds and gatherings. Try to keep an optimal six-foot distance from other people. 
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well or experiencing flu-like symptoms. Contact your doctor. Call 211 if you need to connect to a medical professional.