Opioid Crisis Response

Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities

As the impact of the opioid epidemic has been felt across the country, public libraries have joined with other community organizations to address new needs and demands related to the crisis.

In 2018, PLA began its collaboration with OCLC to collect and share knowledge and resources to support public libraries and their partners in addressing the opioid crisis. Funded through a National Leadership Grant from the  (IMLS) [project number LG-00-18-0298-18], culminated in 2020.

Explore all the project materials, including eight exploring a diverse set of communities, a , white paper with resources and recommendations, and archived webinars, at the .

PLA acknowledges and appreciates the all the public libraries that contributed to these resources, as well as the for their work. Thank you!