COVID-19: Library Information

UPDATE: October 29, 2021

Mandatory Face Coverings:

As of Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, the order from the provincial health officer requires people 5 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. As such, masks are required in the library.

Vaccine Cards

Proof of vaccine is not required to use the library.

If you would like help getting your Vaccine Card for use in other places, library staff can help! Come to the 2nd floor iConnect desk and we will help you print your proof of vaccination.

In general we strongly recommend:

  • that you stay home if you’re feeling unwell
  • that you sanitize before and after your visit
  • that you do not visit in large groups

Hours of Operation

Main BranchMonday
10am – 6pm
Tuesday
10am – 8pm
Wednesday
10am – 8pm
Thursday
10am – 8pm
Friday
10am – 6pm
Saturday
10am – 5pm
Sunday
Noon – 5pm
Queensborough
Branch
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11am – 6pm
Wednesday
11am – 6pm
Thursday
11am – 6pm
Friday
11am – 5pm
Saturday
10am – 4pm
Sunday
Closed

Available Services

The library currently offers the following services:

  • Browsing all adult and children’s material
  • Access to study tables and seating
  • Access to Gallery Room for same-day bookings
  • Newspapers
  • Historical Collections (Microfilm, Directories, Microfiche, Maps, etc.)
  • Home Library Services (HLS)
  • Self checkout machines
  • In-person holds pick-up service
  • Toy Library lending (in partnership with Family Place)
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Public Computers 
  • In-person Printing, Copying and Scanning
  • Mobile Printing pick-up
  • Device loans (Chromebooks & eReaders)
  • Library Programs (mostly virtual)
  • Access to online resources and databases
  • Creation Stations (for digitizing VSH, Vinyl, Photos, Tapes)

Coming Soon…

We look forward to restarting the following services as provincial Public Health Orders permit.

  • In-person programs
  • Additional meeting rooms
  • Extensive in-person technology assistance
  • iConnect Lab

How we’re keeping you and staff safe

  • Providing hand sanitizer throughout the library
  • Encouraging the use of safe physical distancing
  • Maintaining a regular sanitation schedule, especially at high touch areas
  • Maintaining plexiglass dividers at service counters and work spaces
  • Designated physically-distanced lineup areas for Information desks
  • Ongoing training and updates for all library staff in proper Covid-19 safety measures

What you can do

  • If you are feeling unwell, or have cold or flu-like symptoms, please stay home
  • Wear a mask that covers both your nose and mouth at all times while in the library
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before and after you library visit
  • Practice physical distancing
  • In the words of Dr. Bonnie Henry, “Be Safe, Be Calm, Be Kind”

Questions? Please feel free to connect with us at 604-527-4660 or send an email to AskUs@nwpl.ca