COVID Test Kits 

Ida Rupp Libraries is joining over 100 Ohio public libraries in distributing free COVID-19 test kits while supplies last. Provided by the Ohio Department of Health, the 15-minute Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Test is for at-home COVID-19 testing only, in conjunction with a free telehealth session provided by eMed proctors.

While the test is free of charge, you will need Internet access and one of the following devices with a camera and microphone:

  • A computer

  • A tablet

  • A smartphone

  • Binax home testkit

Kits are limited to four per person and will be available at all Ida Rupp Locations beginning September 24.

If you are not feeling well, or have had a potential COVID exposure, please call the library you wish to pick up your kit from to make an appointment for a curb side pickup.

                Ida Rupp Port Clinton – 419-732-3212

                Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library – 419-798-0477

                Erie Islands Library – 419-285-4004


Customer questions specifically about the testing process can be answered by calling eMed Customer Support at 844-943-0061. Due to the medical nature of the tests and quarantine safety requirements, library staff cannot assist with using the test kit.

For frequently asked questions about the Navica app and the BinaxNOW test, visit this site: