The Windsor Public Library Board supports the Ontario Government’s recently announced province-wide State of Emergency in an effort to stop the continued spread of COVID-19. Currently, modified public library services that align with new mandated restrictions are in place at all WPL locations.
“The highest priority of Windsor Public Library is to mitigate the risk and impact Covid-19 has on the safety of our customers and staff,” says Councillor Rino Bortolin, chair of the WPLB. “With no hesitation, I can say the WPLB fully supports the State of Emergency implementation in an effort to battle the virus in our community. WPL looks forward with anticipation to some degree of normalcy which will allow our customers to physically return to our branches.”
Under guidelines which accompanied the State of Emergency announcement, Windsor Public Library branches can remain open for contactless curbside pick-up only. Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021, branches will operate from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday and from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours of operation are suspended. All exterior book returns are open with materials quarantined for a 72-hour period before being checked in and then returned to the shelf.
Customers not able to access curbside pick-up, can schedule home delivery by calling 519-255-6770, Extension 4404.
“Windsorites are reminded that all library resources are available online 24/7 at windsorpubliclibrary.com. Although customers can no longer physically visit library branches, your library card provides access to online resources for all ages, which can be accessed any time, and from anywhere. Books, magazines, movies, music – and a long list of databases – are available, free of charge,” says WPL CEO Kitty Pope.