COVID Test Kits

The library has Home Test kits from the Ohio Department of Health. Tests will be distributed through curbside pickup only and left at the back door (facing alley). We are not able to bring them to your car. Please call 330-385-2048 opt. 1, for curbside pickup of a test. Do not enter the library if you are experiencing symptoms or quarantining.

Carnegie Public Library is distributing an over-the-counter version, that is a self-administered test. The over-the-counter test results are for personal use and do not produce a result that can be used for travel, return to school, or to end quarantine in Ohio.

These are over-the-counter (OTC) tests.  As a reminder, OTC tests:
1.    Do not require a telehealth session; they are conducted at home and are for personal use.
2.    Unless proctored by a CLIA-waived entity, do not produce a documented result that can be used for travel, to return or stay in school, or be released from quarantine in Ohio.
3.    Expiration dates for tests have been extended see the FDA website for more information.

The library does not have COVID testing on premises. 

What if people need help with the tests?

Questions about test results should be directed to their health care providers.

Why is the library giving away free COVID-19 test kits?

The library is partnering with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to make these rapid testing kits widely available. 

How many test kits can customers get at a time?

The Ohio Department of Health purchased millions of kits and wants the tests to be widely available. To ensure there are enough kits for everyone, we ask that you take one box (two tests per box).

Does the library report any information about customers who request the test kits?

No. The Library does not collect any personal information and only reports the number of test kits we distribute.

Tests are available during library hours. Call the library at 330-385-2048 to arrange contactless curbside pickup.

Please do not enter the building while experiencing symptoms.