Here are stories about the Orange County Library System from the news media.


Mary Anne Hodel, who has served as the Director/CEO of the library system for the past 18 years, recently announced that it was her intention to retire. A national search has been launched to find her replacement.


Library customers are instructed to return their books by Monday, April 6 or to hold their materials and return them when the library system reopens to the public.

West Orange Times

According to a press release, the decision was made in accordance with the county's directive to halt all non-essential services and to protect the health and well-being of staff and guests.

Orlando Weekly

Following a government directive to shut  down non-essential services, the Orange County Library System has temporarily stopped home delivery service.


The Orange County Library System announced on its Facebook page yesterday that it would temporarily cease home delivery service after Thursday, March 26.

Orlando Sentinel

Although Orange County Library System branches are closed, many of their online resources remain available for library card holders.

Next City

Countless public libraries are closed to the public for the foreseeable future to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. And that, of course, means that librarians are working quickly to identify and innovate the best ways to continue serving their patrons.


If you’re worried about how you’re going to pass the time or get your hands on that new release you’ve been waiting for while you’re stuck at home, there’s good news!

Orange Observer

The library system has cancel events through March to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Orlando Weekly

The Orange County Library System announced the cancellation of all library-sponsored events and programs scheduled from March 14 through March 31.