The best defence against spreading germs is prevention. Provide a disinfectant station at the entrance to your library, and conduct a regular and thorough cleaning of high-touch surfaces, such as shelving, doorknobs, light switches, railings, taps, computers, phones, and furniture arms, with a disinfectant or UV sterilizer. Display printed cleaning schedules in shared spaces to let staff and visitors know when these areas have been disinfected.
Place clear signage in bathrooms and other high-profile areas reminding library users to wash their hands frequently, especially after they cough or sneeze. Ensure there are wastebaskets available throughout your library.
If someone does become symptomatic while in your library, have a plan for how you will isolate them until they can leave your facility. You’ll then want to quarantine any areas they were in, if possible. After 24 hours, thoroughly disinfect the area.