When libraries shut down in March 2020, I'm not going to lie, I did shed some tears. Even with access to electronic books and audiobooks from Libby or Overdrive, reading or listening to a book electronically is not the same as holding a physical book.
With starting my graduate degree thesis this summer and not having access to physical sources, finding materials was extremely difficult. I joined an electronic service for a minimal fee that has paid for itself in the last three months. My university library opened, but they didn't have the sources I needed. The local university libraries have not reopened for services yet. I also increased my search for available online journal articles.
My local library opened for carry out services July 7 where I go in and pull my reserves from the shelf and use a contactless check out system.
What are your sources for reading materials during COVID-19? How have you coped during this time without physical library services, and how is your local library currently handling services?