Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Lots of links from FOPL summarized here for quarantining books and materials, sanitizing them, disinfection procedures.  The short recommendation from CDC/IMLS,OCLC/Battelle is 72 hours before processing is fine.

We are summarizing this here for sharing with worried staff, communities and Boards.

Here’s the links to the disinfection research:
Cleanliness & Safety
Definitive One so far:
IMLS/OCLC/Battelle REALM: Research Shows Virus Undetectable on Five Highly Circulated Library Materials After Three Days
REALM (The REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project)Project: Systematic Literature Review
IMLS, CDC Offer Guidance for Disinfecting Returned Library Books
Post-Quarantine Precautions: How to properly clean your keyboard without damaging it, whether it’s wired, wireless, or built into a laptop
For re-opening:  The complete guide to cleaning your headphones during a pandemic
IMLS: Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections
How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic
How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic Conservators weigh in on the mysteries of materials handling during COVID-19
Reopening buildings face another risk: Legionnaires’ disease [Clear those pipes and run your water!]
COVID-19 Infection Prevention Tips for Libraries
US CDC posts COVID-19 safety tips to minimize everyday risk of reopening: Includes Libraries
Post-Quarantine Precautions: How to properly clean your keyboard without damaging it, whether it’s wired, wireless, or built into a laptop
NEDCC: 3.5 Disinfecting Books and Other Collections
Also there is lots of other advice on FOPL.ca as well as summarized partially in this post:
FOPL.ca Useful [Re-Opening] Links Newsletter (April/May 2020 Summary)