Saturday, August 8, 2020

Curbside library service expands to Ridgetown & Tilbury

While library buildings remain closed across the community, the Chatham-Kent Public Library has announced that curbside service to library patrons is now available at the Ridgtown and Tilbury branches.

“Place your holds online or by phone at 519-354-2940,” Library officials say.

“When your items are ready for pickup, call the library or go online to set up an appointment (search for “curbside service”). When you arrive at the set appointment time, come to the library vestibule, show your library card or picture ID and your items will be bagged and ready for you.”

Curbside service is now available at four locations across Chatham-Kent: Chatham, Ridgetown, Tilbury and Wallaceburg.

Learn more on our website at

Here are some more details:

Items on Loan

Due dates of items checked out before the closure are set to July 31, 2020. Due dates for items checked out during Curbside Service will be 3 weeks for all formats and from date of pickup. No overdue fines will accrue while the libraries are closed.


Returns will only be accepted at branches providing Curbside Service and only through the book drops, not in person. To begin, book drops will only be available on days a branch is offering Curbside service.

Virtual Branch

CKPL invites you to explore the virtual library of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies and music by visiting

– Download digital copies of your favorite magazines on Flipster and RB Digital

– Watch movies and TV shows on Hoopla and Kanopy. Enjoy unlimited Kanopy Kids for a month (counts as only 1 credit) with quality educational content like Sesame Street, Arthur and a language learning series.

– Read ebooks and audiobooks using OverDrive (Libby), cloudLibrary and TumbleBooks (perfect for kids!) TumbleBooks has animated talking picture books, read-alongs, graphic novels, games, puzzles and more! Hoopla also has graphic novels, audiobooks and music!
Don’t have a library card? Sign up for one at

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