Due to the coronavirus outbreak and the need to prevent the spread of pathogens, Iran Public Libraries Foundation disinfected the public libraries in accordance with the health instructions of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
Since February 22, Public libraries, as the social and cultural bases, which were in charge of educating and informing library members and patrons in order to prevent the spread of the disease since the onset of coronavirus in China, were closed, which was coincided with school and university closures.
One of the most important Iranian librarians’ achievements in Iran was the preparation of the document of Guidelines for reopening libraries entitle: Iran Public Libraries responding to COVID-19”. To prepare this document, 20 librarians from all over Iran compose an electronic group and provided some guidelines for reopening public libraries and providing services following health protocols. This document was confirmed in the evaluation by IFLA and placed in the IFLA Library.