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The present article highlights the role of libraries and the library staff to be played during the emergency circumstances of the community spread of the virus of the COVID-19 worldwide. The study proposes that the libraries cannot afford to close down their formal duties of providing information to the users. During the situation of lockdown, the libraries can provide the relevant information and knowledge sources to the information seekers including teachers, students and researchers through various online and web sources. The libraries should be in continuous coordination with the researchers conducting research in the field of the cure of the COVID-19. Besides performing these formal roles, libraries have the social roles to play which includes the roles of disseminating the awareness about the precautions to taken for the prevention of the CORONA-19, spreading out the guidelines of government in community and playing motivational role boosting the morale of people.