Category Archives: Announcements

STAY TUNED…

Stay tuned for news as we transition to an exciting new digital magazine platform! In the meantime, you can continue to access digital magazines with your library card through PressReader.  Details on how to do so can be found here....
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WPL Province-wide Lockdown Restrictions and Service

The Windsor Public Library Board supports the Ontario Government’s province-wide lockdown scheduled to begin Saturday, December 26, 2020, in an effort to stop the continued spread of COVID-19.  Modified public library services that align with new mandated restrictions will be in place at all WPL locations effective Monday, December 28, 2020. Windsor Public Library branches will open for contactless curbside pick-up only. Public access to browsing, computer access and photocopier...
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UPDATED: cloudLibrary Holds Error FIXED

The error that prevented many cloudLibrary users from accessing their holds has been fixed. If you lost any available holds during this time because you could not access your account to borrow them, please place the hold again and then contact our Digital Librarian by email or at 519-255-6770 x34424.  Thank you for your patience!  ...
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WPL Adopts Plan to Address Racism and Social Inequity

At the regular July meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board, directors unanimously passed a motion to adopt the Anti-Racism Action Plan, as presented.  The document provides a framework and plan to address racism and social inequity in the workplace and in the services and programs it provides. “Public libraries are meeting places for people, ideas, learning and culture,” says WPL Board Chair, Councillor Rino Bortolin. “They are places for...
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All Library Branches To Be Open Next Week

Following a successful re-opening trial at Budimir, Central, Local History and Riverside branches, Windsor Public Library will be re-opening the remainder of our locations on Tuesday, September 8. Services will resume at Bridgeview, Chisholm, Fontainebleau, Forest Glade, Muir  and Seminole.  Normal operational parameters will be in effect.  Customers will have direct access to library resources and computers, although meeting rooms will remain closed.  Customers will be asked to self-screen at...
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WPL Branches Scheduled To Re-Open at the End of August

With entry into stage 3 of the Ontario Action Plan in response to Covid-19 on August 12, Windsor Public Library is provided the opportunity to reopen branches and re-launch services, many of which have been unavailable to the community since March 19. “The health of our staff and customers is our most important consideration as we plan to re-open,” says Councillor Rino Bortolin, chair of the WPLB. “We have spent...
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WPL to provide Technology and Assistance to Seniors

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated isolation has demonstrated that particular segments of the community – particularly senior citizens – have struggled to maintain communication with family, grappled with the complexities of online shopping and wrestled with everyday tasks that most find commonplace. Windsor Public Library is pleased to announce that it has received a grant totalling $16,500 from the United Way Windsor-Essex County which is funded by the Government...
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Computer Access Available at All Branches

As of next Monday (August 17), public computer access will be available at all WPL branches – with Chisholm, Forest Glade and Seminole joining the list of locations already offering the service. All public access computer stations are separated by Plexiglas dividers and social distancing between stations is in effect – resulting in a reduced number of computers in operation. Sessions begin on the hour and last for 45 minutes,...
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WPL Adopts Plan to address Racism and Social Inequity

At the regular July meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board, directors unanimously passed a motion to adopt an Anti-Racism Action Plan.  The document provides a framework and plan to address racism and social inequity in the workplace and in the services and programs it provides. “Public libraries are meeting places for people, ideas, learning and culture,” says WPL Board Chair, Councillor Rino Bortolin. “They are places for community learning,...
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Central Branch Opens Doors For Public Computer Use

Effective Monday, July 27, Central Branch (185 Ouellette Avenue) of Windsor Public Library will open for customers wanting computer and internet access.  The trial period will run through Friday, July 31, at which time a decision will be made on the feasibility and practicality of gradually opening the doors at all branches.  It should be noted that Central Branch will ONLY open for computer access. Curbside service will continue. “Computer...
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