At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests Available at the Library

The Archbold Community Library is now distributing at-home COVID-19 test kits. The tests are provided by the State of Ohio and are free to the public.

The tests are taken at-home, self-administered and can provide test results in as few as 15 minutes. The COVID-19 at-home nasal swab test has been authorized by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization for the detection of the proteins from SARS-CO-2 only and not for any other viruses. 

The library has Over The Counter tests only. These tests may not work for you if you need an official result for work or travel. They are for your own benefit.

Frequently asked questions:

Why can't I take the test at the Library?

The library does not have a safe area away from other patrons and staff.

Can children take these tests?

Yes, according to the US FDA's December 16, 2020 news release, this test can be taken by anyone age 4 and up. For kids ages 4-14, an adult should collect the test sample. Those 15 years and older are encouraged to collect their own samples.

Where did the Library get these tests?

These tests were purchased by the State of Ohio and given to libraries and other organizations to distribute to the public.