By Jenn Slone, Access Team Leader, jslone@crcpl.org 

Telehealth room at the Main Library

Did you know that our meeting rooms are open again? And thank goodness – hundreds of people use our meeting rooms every month.  We’re glad to have you back.

CRCPL has added one new room to its arsenal since the pandemic – a telehealth room located in the Main Library, 140 S. Paint St.  This small, semi-private room located in a quiet corner of the computer lab gives patrons a place to connect with their medical provider if they lack internet at home.  We have laptops with webcams that can be checked out and utilized in the telehealth room, or you can use your smartphone.  The room has curtains which can be pulled in case your doctor would like to observe something that demands more privacy.

According to Lara Ewen in American Libraries Magazine, “The pandemic has thrown digital disparities into sharp relief.  Between Zoom classrooms, working from home, and costly data plans, even people with reliable online access can be stretched thin. Now, as virtual doctor visits have become more common, inequitable online access has become a public health issue, too.”

CRCPL strives to provide equity to our patrons, and we hope that this will help bridge that gap so that folks can meet their healthcare needs.

To read the usage guidelines and reserve a meeting room, visit https://www.crcpl.org/meetingrooms

Related reading: “Libraries and Telehealth on the Vanguard for Broadband”