While library buildings remain closed by provincial order, the Chatham-Kent Public Library has announced that curbside service to library patrons will begin this week at the Wallaceburg Branch.
Library officials say curbside service was launched at the Chatham branch on Tuesday June 16.
“Over 75 patrons picked up their holds in the first three days,” library officials said in a media release.
Pickup will be available outside the Wallaceburg branch by appointment only.
“Patrons can go online if they have holds waiting and book their appointment,” library officials say.
“Visit search.ckpl.ca and search for ‘Wallaceburg Curbside Service’ to make an appointment. In the next few weeks, Chatham-Kent Public Library will expand curbside service to Ridgetown and Tilbury branches. More details and information will be coming shortly.”
Library officials added: “The health and safety of the library team and the public is important to us, so precautions will be in practice to keep everyone safe. If you are unwell, Chatham-Kent Public Library asks that you cancel your appointment and keep library materials at home for a two week period. No library fines are being charged during Curbside Service.”
Follow CKPL on social media and watch CKPL’s website for information on placing new holds on library materials and how to book your timeslot for pickup, library officials added.
“If you don’t have internet access, you can call CKPL for information at 519-627-5292 – please note with limited staff, phones will be answered as time permits,” library officials say.
“Thank you for being patient as we adapt to our new level of service.”
CKPL’s virtual library continues to be available any time by visiting www.ckpl.ca/download.