REALM Project update: Round 1 test results now available

The REALM Project has released the results of the first round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for COVID-19 on commonly circulated library materials. The five materials tested in this round included a hardback book cover (buckram cloth), paperback book cover, plain paper pages inside a book, plastic protective book covering, and a DVD case.

For more information on this first round of testing, visit the “Happening Now” project update page. For more on the scope, timeline, and committees involved with #REALMproject, visit oc.lc/realm-project. Sign up for the REALM Project email list to receive timely project updates when new information is released.