In an effort to stop the continued spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with the Windsor and Essex County lockdown level of Ontario’s Covid-19 Response Framework, Windsor Public Library will be offering limited and modified in-person service that aligns with the province’s Red-Lockdown Restrictions, announced Friday, February 12, 2021.
“Library staff has focused on implementing a contactless curbside pick-up and drop off plan which ensures the health and safety of customers and staff,” says WPL Board Chair, Councillor Rino Bortolin. “They will now prepare for our phased re-opening of some services and are all anxious to see our customers and provide the public library service our community expects.”
Libraries can open for curbside, delivery and pick-up services and for customers to access computers and photocopiers only. No browsing of materials, classes, programming or community services of any type are permitted.
All branches will continue contactless curbside pickup through Saturday, February 27, 2021. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. All branches will continue providing computer and internet access on a ‘first come first served’ basis – no appointments are necessary but customers should expect to wait, depending on computer availability and building capacity limits amended under the Ontario Covid-19 Response Framework. Additionally, regular Sunday Hours of Operation resume for Budimir, Central and Riverside branches on February 28 for contactless curbside pick-up and computer access only.
All branches will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, March 1 for contactless curbside holds pick-up service and to access computers and photocopiers only. No browsing of materials, classes, programming or community services of any type are permitted.
Windsor’s Community Archives and the Local History Branch will remain closed while WPL operates under Red-Lockdown restrictions.
WPL CEO Kitty Pope would like to remind Windsorites, “that all library resources are available online 24/7 at windsorpubliclibrary.com. Although in-person browsing has been suspended, your library card provides access to online resources for all ages, which can be accessed any time, and from anywhere. Books, magazines, movies, music are available, free of charge.”