Administration, Smoky Mountain News

All Fontana Regional Library locations in Macon, Jackson, and Swain counties will remain closed through April 15. The date of re-opening is not definite but will be guided by ongoing public health advice and evolving state and local regulations.

All due dates for library materials have automatically been extended again, to May 15, and there will be no overdue fines while the library is closed. Please do not return any items at this time.

The public is encouraged to visit www.fontanalib.org for information and resources that are still available, such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, and other online materials.

If fines blocked the use of your card in the past, please try again now, because limits have been increased so that more people can get to the electronic resources they need. In addition, the Library’s eBook collection has been expanded to help meet increased demand. Public Wi-Fi extends around the perimeter of library buildings and can generally be picked up from sections of the parking lots.

Anyone who does not have a library card but needs one to use eBooks or other online content should go to the “about us—contact us” section of the Library webpage and request a card. Please include your name, date of birth, and a phone number. You will receive an email with your account number and instructions for using eResources.

For more information, go to www.fontanalib.org.