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Service Update - Welcome Back!

July 29, 2020 Update

Welcome Back!

Our McLaughlin, Jess Hann, and Northview Branches are now open.  The Delpark Homes Centre Branch will re-open on Monday, August 10.

Oshawa Public Libraries has been planning what a new normal will look like for your Library services based on government regulations.  So, when you visit us, you can expect some things to be a little different.

Customers will be able to browse the Library’s collections and use public computer and printing services.  The Library will be open for studying and reading following physical distancing recommendations from the Durham Region Health Department. Please note that the MakerSpace at the McLaughlin Branch will not be open to the public at this time.

As a courtesy to others wishing to use the Library, we ask that visits are kept to one hour or less.

Photo of staff wearing masks

 

Library Hours

You can visit us at the McLaughlin, Jess Hann, and Northview Branches:

Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm

Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

 

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our community and staff is our top priority.  When you visit us, we ask that you follow recommendations from Durham Region Health Department on how to protect yourself and others, and reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distancing, proper hand hygiene, and wearing a non-medical face mask or face covering is required while in the library.
  • For our shared health and safety, the Library has increased cleaning of high touch items and surfaces such as self-checkout machines, computer equipment, printers, elevator buttons, handles, and washrooms, etc. 
  • To reduce the handling of Library materials, staff will be available to assist you.
  • Remember:  Wash or sanitize your hands frequently, cough or sneeze into your elbow, avoid touching your face, and practice physical distancing.
  • Anyone experiencing COVID-19 systems must postpone their library visit and call Telehealth or their health care provider to be assessed.

For the most current information on COVID-19 in our area, in Canada, and around the world, and how to be proactive, protect yourself, and to help stop the spread of germs, visit here.

 

Library Take-Out Service

Library Take-Out services will continue.  For more information on take-out services, visit here. 

 

Returning Your Library Items

Library items may be returned through the Library’s external book chutes.  All returns will be quarantined for 72 hours.  When you return items, changes to your Library account may take a bit longer to update while our staff safely handle and process your returns. Overdue fines have been temporarily suspended on items due after March 14.  If you have any questions about your account, please call us at 905-579-6111.

 

Programs

Online programming for all ages will continue for the foreseeable future.  Learn more about online programs here. 

 

Not quite ready to visit us in person?

We’re always here for you online!  Browse our selection of online products and services including borrowing ebooks and audiobooksunlimited music streamingTV series, moviesresearch and learning tools and so much more through Oshawa Public Libraries website.

Get important Library updates straight to your inbox. Visit oshlib.ca/enews to register.

 

Need a Library Card?

Did you know you can register for a library card online as well as in person?  With your online library card you can enjoy our digital services for up to 6 months.  We have thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, emagazines and other digital resources. For full access to all our great library resources you can visit us in person to upgrade to a full membership card for free.

Visit oshlib.ca/onlinereg today to get started! Or call us at 905-579-6111 ext 5200 and we’ll get you set up with a new library card today!

 

 

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