CURBSIDE SERVICE IS OFFERED . THE LIBRARY WILL NOT BE ABLE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL STEP 2.

LIBRARY HOURS

Monday 2-4

Tuesday 2-4

Thursday 2 to 4

Friday 10-12

Saturday 10-12

In person access to a computer, photocopier and fax are allowed. Arrangements must be made with the librarian on duty to enter the building. No access to the book stacks is allowed.

Under Ontario Regulations 82-80,

SCHEDULE 8
PLACES THAT MUST CLOSE OR THAT ARE SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS AT STEP 1

Public libraries

1. (1) Public libraries may only open if they comply with the following conditions:

1. Circulating materials must be reserved over the telephone or online.

2. Circulating materials may only be exchanged with members of the public through contactless drop-off, pick-up or delivery.

3. Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises to facilitate contactless drop-off and pick-up or to access computers, photocopiers or similar services.

4. Patrons must not be permitted to be in the book stacks, or to handle circulating materials that are shelved, or in other areas of library storage.

5. Revoked: O. Reg. 440/21, s. 12 (2).

6. The person responsible for the public library must comply with subsection (3), if applicable.

(2) The conditions set out in paragraphs 3 and 4 of subsection (1) do not apply with respect to any space the library provides for,

(a) a day camp for children described in section 24 of Schedule 7;

(b) a provider of child care within the meaning of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014;

(c) mental health support services or addictions support services, so long as no more than ten people are permitted to occupy the space; or

(d) the provision of social services.

(3) The person responsible for a public library shall,

(a) record the name and contact information of every member of the public who attends the space described in subsection (2);

(b) maintain the records for a period of at least one month; and

(c) only disclose the records to a medical officer of health or an inspector under the Health Protection and Promotion Act on request for a purpose specified in section 2 of that Act or as otherwise required by law.

Curbside pick up is still available for anyone wishing to continue with this.

If you wish to have curbside service, call the library at 705-282-2221 or email gorebaylibrary@gorebaycable.com and tell us what you would like to borrow. If you’re not sure, we can put together a genre based bag of books.

Check out the “Browse the Collection” page. Things will be changing regularly, so keep checking.

Returning Material

All items must be returned through the book drop, which is accessible 24/7.

BOOK DONATIONS:

At the library we gratefully accept book donations, we ask that these be in good condition, and not musty or moldy. Musty/moldy books have to be discarded as they can not be sold and certainly can’t be put into the collection

Disclaimers

Curbside pick-up, staffing, phone hours, and other services may change at any time due to changed in the local or provincial situation. Updates will be posted on our website, and social media platforms as developments occur.

Returned materials will be cleaned and quarantined for at least 72 hours before being placed back into the lending collection.  Although we strive to sanitize and practice safe handling of materials, The Gore Bay Union Public Library cannot guarantee the sanitation of library items.  Please handle items with caution.

Patrons are advised to wash hands before and after handling library material, to avoid touching their face while reading, and to avoid sneezing or coughing on library material, for their safety and the safety of the public.

Patrons who are immunosuppressed or otherwise at a high risk of COVID-19 infection should not take out material from the Library at this time.