COVID-19 Updates

The SDG Library is working hard to safely re-open our branches - check out our plan for re-opening branches here. Updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 to Library Services can be found below. Resources with information on COVID-19 can be found here


Posted September 1, 2020

Beginning on Tuesday, September 8, the six branches open for limited access will now be open for browsing collections and staying in-branch for short stays. Branch capacity is reduced at this time so visits will be limited to 30 minutes. Please wait outside the branch if we are at capacity.

The MakerLab (Finch Branch) will also be available for use by appointment. Patrons looking for space to undertake maker or do-it-yourself projects should contact the branch to make arrangements. Contact the branch at or (613) 984-2807.

Hours at the Lancaster and Crysler branches will be changing as of September 8 to better accommodate the safety measures required due to COVID-19. Curbside pick-up service will no longer be available at these branches.

Please familiarize yourself with our procedures for safely using our branches before your visit. Information on what to expect when visiting can be found at


Posted August 12, 2020

Beginning on Friday, August 14, access to our public computers will resume at the six limited access branches. Access will be available for 30-minute appointments - please contact your preferred branch to schedule an appointment. Printing (including 3D printing), photocopying and faxing services will also resume at this time. In addition to pick-up services available at our six limited access branches, holds pick-up will also resume at our 'Library Express' depots in Glen Walter, St. Andrews West and Dalkeith. For more information, please visit

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Posted July 17, 2020

Starting Monday, July 20th, we will be offering limited access, as well as curbside pick-up, at some branches. At this time, our in branch services will be restricted to holds pick-up and basic general reference assistance. As well, our 'Library of Things' collection, which includes a variety of musical instruments and the WiFi 'hotspots', will be available for loan. Additional services and resources will be available as we are able to safely offer them. For more information, please visit


Posted June 5, 2020

Starting Monday, June 15th, we will be offering curbside pick-up at six locations. Patrons will able to start borrowing books, DVDs and other print materials again with pick-up at Alexandria, Crysler, Ingleside, Lancaster, Morrisburg and Winchester branches.

Patrons will be able to place holds on items either online or by contacting Library branch staff. When requested items are ready, staff will contact those patrons to arrange pick-up and items will be safely packaged for delivery to the patron’s car. 

For more information, please visit


Posted May 22, 2020

Book return bins at all 15 branches of the SDG Library will re-open to accept library materials starting June 1, 2020. Branches will remain closed, but patrons will be able to start to return items they had checked out prior to the closure. All returned items will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours and then checked in. Overdue fines will continue to be waived during this time.

Library administration continue to plan for offering curbside pick-up service to patrons. Details will be shared as they are available. 


Posted May 15, 2020

On Thursday, May 14th, the provincial government announced, as part of the first stage of their reopening framework, public libraries will be able to offer delivery and pick-up services as soon as May 19, 2020.

The SDG Library welcomes the news that they will soon be able to offer curbside service but will delay an immediate launch to ensure all procedures and measures have been fully developed to safeguard the health and safety of staff and patrons during these uncertain times. Updates will be provided as information is available. 

Library branches are currently closed to the public, but staff continue to offer virtual services such as online membership registration, access to digital materials, virtual programs, and Library support. 


Posted March 27, 2020



Posted March 26, 2020

We've introduced the SDG Library at Home Daily Challenge! A new activity each day to keep you connected with your library community! Challenges will be posted each day at 11:30am. Learn more at


Posted March 17, 2020

All book return bins will be locked. Please keep borrowed items at home until we re-open. 


Posted March 14, 2020

**All SDG Library branches will be temporarily closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020.**

This decision has been made based on information provided by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As of today, we plan to reopen on Monday, April 6th, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.

Due dates on materials currently checked out will be extended and holds will be temporarily suspended. You can continue to use our online services at

We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you in person soon.


Posted March 14, 2020

All Library programs have been cancelled until Monday, April 6th.


Posted March 13, 2020