Library CLOSED | Until further notice

As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak locally, in consultation with the City of Burlington, the Library is now CLOSED to the public until further notice. During this period, we will continue to share important library services updates here and on our social media.

What does this mean for you?

Extended due date - All physical items currently out on loan to you are due back to the library on May 1. Please DO NOT return items before the library reopens.

Fine Free – No items currently on loan will accumulate fines. Overdue fines will start accumulating on May 1. Thank you to customers who let us know that they received an overdue notice for items due on Fri March 13. Despite changing the email settings before closing on Friday, they continued to work as usual today for items that were due. This should not have happened, and we apologize that overdue notices were sent out. Please be reassured that you will not be fined.We appreciate your ongoing patience and understanding as we fix notification issues. If you do receive a notice in error, please disregard it.

Extended Holds Pick-up – All physical items ready for pick up during the closed period will be held for you until the library reopens. No holds notifications will be sent out during this period.

No Programs – Tentatively, programs will recommence within three weeks of reopening.

No Room Rentals – All room rentals are cancelled. Rental refunds will be issued for rooms booked as of March 13 for the closed period. Tentatively, room rentals will recommence within three weeks of reopening.

No Visiting Library Services – This delivery service to library customers who are homebound or living in a residential facility will resume when our community is clear of the COVID-19 outbreak.

No Battle of the Books Competition – We're disappointed for the kids, but looking forward to working with Halton District School Board and Halton District Catholic School Board on Battle of the Books 2021.

Digital Collection – Yes! Please borrow lots and borrow often. There are no changes to digital borrowing during the closed period

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work through library services decisions during this unprecedented time in our community. The pandemic situation, nationally and locally, changes daily, and we are doing our part in the community effort to help keep Burlington residents safe and healthy. We're glad that we can continue to serve you online throughout this closure—and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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