Limited Branch Access

What Services are Currently Available at the Library

All branches are now offering browsing, short stays (time limits may be required), in-branch holds pick-up, computer access, and printing/faxing/photocopying services. Capacity limits and other safety measures such as maintaining physical distancing and wearing a face mask are in place to ensure the safety of our staff and the public. Please self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to the Library. If you’re feeling unwell or have any symptoms, please postpone your visit. 

Regular hours of operation are now available at all branches. Hours of operation can be found at

Our inter-library loan service will soon resume.  

During this time of frequent change, we encourage you to stay connected with us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), our website, or by contacting your local branch for the most current information and hours of operation.

Check out our re-opening plan for Steps 2 and 3!

Short Stays and Browsing Collections

All branches are open for full hours of operation, short stays, and browsing of the collections. Branch capacity is reduced at this time and time limits may be required. Please wait outside the branch if we are at capacity.

Computer Access

Access to our public computers is available at all branches. Printing (including 3D printing), photocopying and faxing services are also available. 

Returning Items

If you’re returning items, please place them in the book returns outside the branch or in the designated bins in the branch. 

While overdue fines will not be charged during this time, it is still important to respect borrowing periods to ensure other patrons can access materials in a timely manner. Items that are overdue for 6-weeks or more will be considered lost. Borrowing privileges will be suspended and patrons will be charged to replace these items. Charges will be removed when the items are returned.

Online Services

Looking for engaging activities to take part in from home? We've got a great variety of virtual programs and tutorials! Explore our current schedule of online programs at or access recorded workshops and tutorials on our YouTube channel

And don't forget about all our online resources! We've got eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines, and research databases available 24/7. Access them all at

Other Services/Resources Currently Available

  • Basic general reference and Library assistance.
  • 'Library of Things' collection.
  • Library Express - Glen Walter Express, St. Andrews Express and Dalkeith Express.
  • Exam proctoring.
  • Virtual Library support and programs.
  • WiFi access outside all branches.
  • Book returns at all branches.

What We're Doing to Keep You Safe

The health and safety of our staff and the public is very important to us. Our services follow all provincial and public health advice and guidelines. The following safety measures have been put in place:

  • All staff have personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting procedures are in place.
  • Physical distancing protocols are in place and signage is provided to guide patrons in following these protocols.
  • Returned materials are quarantined before re-circulating.
  • Branch capacities are limited.

Hours of Operation