Finally, some great news as Ontario begins to re-open.  Windsor Public Library will cautiously begin to resume offering services over the next several weeks, culminating later this summer with all branches offering browsing and computer access.

On June 21, branches will continue to provide curbside holds pickup and we will be resuming  in-branch computer and photocopier/scanner use with capacity limits.  Existing protocols will be in place and returned materials will be moving to a 24-hour quarantine period.

On Monday, July 5, we anticipate adding browsing and borrowing with capacity limits and the end of curbside pick-up.  We will once again be able to assist customers with regular transactions.  Other than computer access, there will be no seating provided and in-person programming will remain suspended.

Later this summer, we anticipate all branches will be open for regular services including the use of study space and seating areas. Capacity will continue to be limited as per government restrictions and in-person programming will remain suspended at this time.

Plans can change and we will endeavour to communicate changes to the community as soon as possible.

Windsor’s Community Archives and the Local History Branch remain closed.



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  1. Kevin Chau says:

    Question regarding in person services: do you know for sure 100% if all branches will be accepting in person returns as of July 5 or do you guys strongly recommend returning all materials to the book drops for the time being?

    • Chris W. says:

      Thanks for you question Kevin. Our plans are to open July 5 – unless we are otherwise directed by the province. To be safe, it’s probably a good idea to return them when finished.

  2. Zahraa says:

    Starting July 5th, can students study in the library?

    • Chris W. says:

      On July 5, WPL will be operating under Step 2 of the Ontario ROADMAP TO REOPEN. Due to capacity restrictions, lounge
      and study space is unavailable at this time.

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