Although branches are still closed to the public, Bruce County Public Library is moving forward with a service that will allow patrons to safely borrow materials from all 17 branches without entering the buildings.
Patrons are able to place orders for Curbside Pickup by calling or emailing their local branch, or by filling out a form on the library website. Patrons can request specific materials, or staff can pack a grab-and-go bag based on books the patron has read or genres the patron enjoys reading. A maximum of 10 titles can be requested at once, and a maximum of 10 items can be checked out at one time.
When the library has gathered the requested materials, the patron will be contacted to arrange a pickup time. Curbside Pickup hours will be the following:
• Tuesdays 4 – 8pm
• Wednesdays 12 – 4pm
• Thursdays 4 – 8pm
• Fridays 12 – 4pm
• Saturdays 10am – 1pm
Returns can be placed in the book drop at any of the library’s 17 branches. All returned materials will be isolated for the recommended 72 hours before being checked in. There will be no fines for late materials during this period.
“Bruce County Public Library is pleased to provide access to our physical books and DVDs to keep residents entertained and informed” says Brooke McLean, Assistant Director of Library Services. “Contactless curbside pickup allows us to provide this service safely for staff and patrons.”
Bruce County Public Library is always coming up with ideas to serve residents and is eager to hear from patrons here in Bruce County about what they are looking for as they do their part practicing social distancing. To access all of their online resources for free with your library card, please visit library.brucecounty.on.ca