New Westminster Public Library continues to offer library services to City of New Westminster residents and visitors.
We are actively working with our public health partners to implement and manage the Library’s WorkSafe BC COVID-19 Safety Plan. As the pandemic unfolds we are also continuing to consult and monitor best practices within the library sector specifically, with a commitment to adjust our procedures through time as needed. As well as our own, library-specific plan you may also refer to the City of New Westminster COVID-19 Safety plan for details about the City of New Westminster’s efforts to manage other municipal facilities and departments.
IMPORTANT: MASKS ARE MANDATORY WHILE INSIDE THE LIBRARY
In response to new Public Health Orders issued on November 19, 2020,there is now a temporary, province-wide mandatory mask requirement for staff and members of the public inside all City facilities. This requirement will be in effect for the duration of the order and is designed to maximize safety for staff and residents alike. Masks must cover both the nose and mouth at all times, while inside the library.
Disposable masks are available at all facilities for anyone who does not have one. Individuals who are medically exempt, along with children 2 years of age or under are not required to wear a mask. Those who choose not wear a mask while inside the library may be asked to leave the library.
LIBRARY SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
The details below contain basic information about current hours of operation and services as they currently exist, in response to the pandemic. Please check back regularly for updates.