The library will reopen Tues-Sat beginning on Jan 25. Until then we will continue to offer curbside service at the back door.
Stratford Public Library Building

Reopening Plans

What's available

We're here for you

Our services will continue to evolve to meet the ongoing health and safety needs of everyone during the pandemic. We encourage you to take advantage of all the ways that we are available to serve you, and if you have any questions please call or email!

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Temporary Building Closure

The library will reopen Tues-Sat beginning on January 25. Until then we will continue to offer curbside service at the back door (Church St. parking lot entrance) during library hours. We ask that you please wear a mask and physically distance from others when using our curbside service and stay home if you are sick.

Updated Library hours:

  • Sunday - Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday - Thursday 10am-9pm
  • Friday 10am-6pm
  • Saturday 10am-5pm

What's Available:

What's Not Available:

  • In-person browsing of the collection 
  • Public computer and indoor Wifi access
  • Printing, photocopying, and scanning
  • In-person MakerSpace OpenLabs
  • Seating for studying and reading 
  • Meeting Room Rentals

Is it safe to borrow library materials?

Research in library-specific environments has demonstrated that covid is not easily transmitted through surfaces. Library items are safe to borrow.

When will the library reopen?

The temporary closure will be reviewed on a biweekly basis until it is determined that the library has met its staffing needs and can operate safely. Presently the anticipated date of reopening is January 23.

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) is also available to borrow material in other Ontario libraries. 

How do I return my library items?

The library book drop is open 24/7 and materials can be returned any time. Library fines will not be charged on overdue materials until further notice. 

How are you ensuring the safety of customers and staff?

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 are trained in their proper use
  • Physical distancing protocols are in place
  • Regular cleaning, disinfecting, and handwashing protocols are in place

Additional Information

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