page last updated September 15, 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
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:
Roadmap to Reopening
Current services: open for browsing, computer access, programs, meeting rooms
We offer tons of services online!
Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks through OverDrive
Watch films through Kanopy
Read newspapers and magazines with PressReader
Get crafting with CreativeBug
Get personalized reading recommendations from library staff
Not sure how to use our online services? Click the link for our handy video tutorials!
Do I need to show my vaccination certificate to visit the library after September 22, 2021?
No. The library is not currently required to request proof of vaccination.
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.
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 Eventbrite. Contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about kids/teen programs or Emily at email@example.com 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.