Announcement: Book Drop now open 24/7
Curbside Pickup dates, times, and full details available here

Stratford Public Library Building

Reopening Plans

We've missed you.

We know you miss us, and we miss you too!

We appreciate your patience as we move towards reopening and thank you for your support and understanding.

Our priority is the health and safety of our staff and customers as we develop our plans. We can’t wait to see you back in our spaces soon! 

To get the latest updates, visit this page regularly or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

Stage 1

Curbside Pickup is now available! 

Hour of service:

  • Tuesdays: 2-8pm
  • Thursdays: 2-8pm
  • Saturdays: 10am-4pm

Check out how the curbside pickup service works

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Stage 2

Computer use is coming! Watch for updates in the coming weeks.

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Stage 3

The library building remains closed at this time.

Library services will be expanded as we ensure public health and workplace safety protocols are in place.  We thank you for your patience. 

Is it safe to borrow library materials?

The safety of our customers and our staff is our highest concern. We are taking precautions to ensure that the items on our shelves and any items returned to us are safe to be handled. All returned items are quarantined for the recommended period of 72 hours before being checked in and loaned to others. 

If you are feeling unwell or if any member of your household is sick or in isolation, we ask that you refrain from borrowing library materials.

How are you ensuring the safety of customers and staff?

With the delivery of curbside and additional in-person services, the health and safety of our staff and our customers is our top priority.

Here are the measures we are taking:

  • All SPL staff have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and trained in their proper use
  • Physical distancing protocols are in place
  • Returned materials are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours
  • Intensive cleaning of the library was done in advance including disinfecting of high touch surfaces
  • Regular cleaning and hand washing protocols are in place

When will the library reopen?

Offering holds pickup is just one step in our reopening plan. We will also start offering computer access by reservation once the proper safety measures are in place and we look forward to continuing to expand our in-person services.

In the meantime, please check out our digital library and join our virtual programs and events.

Are your computers available?

Soon! We are working towards reopening for computer use once we have the proper safety measures in place. 

When can I pick up my items?

We will notify you by phone or email when your item(s) are available to be picked up.  Once you receive this notification, you can visit us anytime during our curbside hours.

Tuesday: 2pm - 8pm
Thursday: 2pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Can I borrow items from other area Libraries?

Yes! You can borrow materials from our PCIN partner libraries by placing a hold online or calling us. 

Our InterLibrary Loan (ILLO) service is where we borrow items from other libraries in Ontario is currently on hold. 

How do I return my library items?

The library book drop is now open and materials can be returned any time.  Library fines will not be charged on overdue materials until further notice. 

Why are items still on my library card?

Returned items are set aside and isolated for a period of 72 hours before they are checked in and removed from your account.  But don't worry! There are no late fees while the library is closed. 

Additional Information

Do you have a question that wasn't answered here?

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