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Libraries & Library Staff

Libraries are a central source for resources and information for the general public. Increasingly libraries are the site of opioid overdoses, and libraries are looking for more ways to respond.

Public Libraries and Opioids Webinar

created with King County Library System

WA Overdose Prevention and Response Video

  • Opioid Crisis: Libraries, Resources, Context, and Data (WebJunction)
  • ADAI Clearinghouse: Get free prevention and information materials (brochures, posters, etc.) related to drugs and alcohol that you can distribute in your library. From the University of Washington Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI).
  • Opioid Epidemic Web Archive (National Library of Medicine): Collection of websites and other digital resources and documents (newspaper articles, blog posts, e.g.) related to opioids.
  • Opioid Misuse and Addiction Treatment (MedlinePlus): Text and video resources about opioid use disorder and various treatment approaches. (Includes resources in Spanish.)
  • (UW ADAI): Information about opioid and stimulant use disorder, effective treatments, and tools/resources to share with professionals and the public.

Find more in our “Resources for Library Staff About Opioids” handout (prepared for King County Library System staff in 2019).