page last updated November 10, 2021

The library is now open to the public! Come visit us during our opening hours below. Library services can also be accessed by phone and email and on our website at www.perthunionlibrary.ca

You do not need to show proof of vaccination to use library services, including browsing, computer use and library programs.
Everyone 12 years old and older DOES need to provide proof of vaccination (or a medical exemption) to use a meeting room. Booking a library meeting room for the provision of social services and delivering or supporting the delivery of court services or government services are excepted.

If you need to get your proof of vaccination, library staff are happy to help. We are also providing free printing/laminating of Ontario’s vaccine receipt. Please just bring your health card with you! For further details, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. 

Please click here for details on the library’s services and safety plan in each step of the framework. As the situation continues to evolve, we will continue to keep you updated through our website and social media. As always, everyone is encouraged to be proactive and follow public health guidelines.

 

The library's hours are:

Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-7
Wednesday 10-7
Thursday 10-7
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-4

Roadmap to Reopening

Summary:
Current services: open for browsing, computer access, programs, meeting rooms

Click here for the library’s full re-opening plan. 

FAQ

Do I need to show my proof of vaccination to visit the library after September 22, 2021?
No, you do not need to show your proof of vaccination to enter the library, browse, use computers, attend a program, etc. However, you will need to show your proof of vaccination (or a medical exemption) if you are using a meeting room (for those 12 and older). If you need to get your proof of vaccination, library staff are happy to help. We are also providing free printing/laminating of vaccine receipts. Please just bring your health card with you!

I have a book on reserve. How do I get my books?
Wait for your notification saying your books are ready for pickup. You can pick up your items at the library during the hours listed above.

I have something due back at the library. What do I do?
You can return it anytime via our outdoor book drop.

I need to use the internet! What do I do?
You can visit the library during our opening hours to use a computer. One hour per person, per day, please! The library has an open wi-fi network accessible outside the building 24/7. Use it if you need it! But remember to practice healthy physical distancing. The library also has wifi hotspots and Chromebooks available for loan.

I need to print something! What do I do?
You can come to the library to print anytime we are open. It is $0.25 per page (black and white) or $0.50 per page (colour).

Are you accepting book donations?
We are! They can be brought to the library anytime we are open. We kindly request that you only donate books that are in good condition and less than 20 years old. One box or two bags at a time, please. 

How are you dealing with returned items?  
Returns are no longer quarantined following updated public health guidelines. You are welcome to quarantine your library materials yourself if you choose.

Why are there still items on my card after I’ve returned them?
There is a grace period for returns. In other words, if you return your book on its due date and we don’t check it in for 24 hours, you will not be charged a late fee on this item as we’ve added 3 days to your loan period. This explains why you might still see items on your card after you’ve returned them.

I can’t login to my Overdrive or Libby account to download books. What’s wrong?
The most common answer to this question is that your library card may have expired. If this is the case, you can renew your library card by filling out our online form. 

What about programs like Storytime, Book Club etc. Are these still running?
Yes! We are offering programs virtually and in-person, with capacity limits. You can see all of our in-person programs and reserve your spot on our website. Contact Heidi at htaber@perthunionlibrary.ca for details about kids/teen programs or Emily at esmith@perthunionlibrary.ca for details about adult programs. 

Can I book a meeting room?
Yes. Click here for details and to book!

I need information on other community services. Where do I go? 
Click here for updates on available and impacted services in Lanark County.

Are you offering the tax clinic again this year?
Yes, Lanark Renfrew Health and Community Services will continue with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program this year! Due to COVID -19 and restrictions imposed by the Ontario Government, they will be doing VIRTUAL Clinics only, instead of the usual in person clinics. Clients may call Lanark Community Programs at 613 257 7121 or 1 800 667 2617 and go to extension 3200 or 3104. Please have all relevant papers ready prior to calling (T4, rent receipts, medical receipts, etc.).

What is the library’s safety plan? What happens if restrictions in our region change?
The library will continue to follow all public health guidance from the province and local health unit. Click here for the Library’s COVID-19 Safety and Services Plan to see what services will be offered under the Roadmap to Reopen framework. 

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