Protect Yourself: Cleveland Public Library Offers Resources for COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing

In search of a COVID-19 vaccination appointment? Cleveland Public Library is partnering with organizations and state and local officials to provide information and assistance in getting that much needed dose of protection.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) workers are stationed near select neighborhood branches to help people sign up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments. No appointment is required to receive assistance. FEMA workers will be at the Rice Branch Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rice Branch

11535 Shaker Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44120
Phone: 216-623-7046


Need a ride to your vaccination appointment? No problem. Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services, is providing FREE all-day RTA passes at most neighborhood branches. The passes are good for a free ride to the Wolstein Center mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic and other vaccination sites throughout Cuyahoga County.


Starting Monday, March 22, Cleveland Public Library will distribute FREE Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid, At-home, COVID-19 test kits. The test kits will be made available at the Main Library drive-up window during normal business hours:

Day of the WeekHours of Operations for Main Library Drive-up Window
Monday – Friday7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The BinaxNOW rapid at-home tests are easy-to-use antigen tests that detect the virus when people are most infectious. People can perform the tests at home and digital health solutions provider eMed™ will deliver results to the user through the NAVICA™ app in 15 minutes.

The at-home tests are made possible through the Library’s partnership with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

“Cleveland Public Library is helping the fight against COVID-19 in the city of Cleveland and throughout Cuyahoga County,” remarks Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library. “Our efforts will ensure that everyone has access to the vital COVID-19 vaccine and information about the virus.”

For a complete list of COVID-19 resources and helpful information, visit

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