West Shore libraries have temporarily closed, following the lead of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, who ordered schools closed statewide.

All Cuyahoga County Public Library branches plus Rocky River Public Library, Westlake Porter Public Library, Avon Lake Public Library, and Lorain Public Library System branches announced their closings on Friday. The Lakewood Public Library’s main and Madison Avenue branches are also closed, with only the drop-in window at the main branch remaining open.

Avon Lake Public Library



The library plans to reopen April 6. All classes, programs, meetings and events are canceled through April 18 and no borrowed materials are due until April 13. No late fines will be assessed before then.

Cuyahoga County Public Library – branches in Bay Village, Fairview Park and North Olmsted



Main: 216-398-1800

Bay Village: 440-871-6392

Fairview Park: 440-333-4700

North Olmsted: 440-777-6211

All branches are closed through April 3. The library is also suspending late fines and fees during this period.

Lakewood Public Library


Main Branch: 216-226-8275

Madison Branch: 216-228-7428

Both branches are closed until further notice. The Main Library drive-through window remains open. Patrons may also call with questions to the reference desk.

Lorain Public Library System – Avon and Sheffield Lake



Main: 440-244-1192

Avon: 440-934-4743

Domonkas: 440-949-7410

The library system’s ClevNet partners are extending due dates to prevent fines and are extending hold pickup dates for items on the hold shelf. LPLS also will have 200 more mobile hotspots for students to check out starting this week.

Rocky River Public Library




The library is closed until further notice. There will be no late fines or fees on material returned when the library reopens. The book drop also is closed.

Westlake Porter Public Library




The library plans to reopen April 6. Westlake Porter Public Library is fine free. Fines from items checked out through Search Ohio will be waived, and due dates will be extended. The after-hours pick-up lockers are unavailable.

Contact freelance writer Michele Murphy at avonlakemurphy@gmail.com.

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