page last updated May 2, 2022

The library is open to the public. Browsing, computers, programs and meeting rooms are available. Library services can also be accessed by phone and email and on our website at www.perthunionlibrary.ca. 

We continue to ask that if you are feeling unwell, please stay at home & return only once you are symptom-free.

We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask, and respect everyone’s choices.

Masks are still required:
for five days after your COVID-19 isolation period ends
if you are as a close contact of someone with COVID-19
for 14 days after you have travelled outside of Canada

Please visit www.ontario.ca/exposed for details.

We appreciate your consideration!

Library Hours & Services

The library's hours are:

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

Library Services

Browsing, computers, and meeting rooms are available.
With a library card, you can borrow books, DVDs, eBooks and more.
Reserve your books using our online catalogue and if available, they will be ready for pickup the next day. Please wait for your confirmation message before coming to the library.
We also have laptops and hotspots for loan, bookable study spaces and meeting rooms, photocopying, scanning, printing, and laminating, and programs for all ages.

Vaccine Receipts: call us at 613-267-1224 with your health card handy and we will print it and laminate it for you for pick up the next day after 1pm.

Internet: The library has public computers and an open Wi-Fi network. We also have Wi-Fi hotspots and Chromebooks available for loan – call us at 613-267-1224 to reserve.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask, and respect everyone’s choices.

Masks are still required:
for five days after your COVID-19 isolation period ends
if you are as a close contact of someone with COVID-19
for 14 days after you have travelled outside of Canada

We continue to ask that if you are feeling unwell, please stay at home & return only once you are symptom-free.

Proof of Vaccination

You do not need to show proof of vaccination or your “vaccine passport” for any library services. 

If you need to get your proof of vaccination, library staff are happy to help. Please call the library at 613-267-1224 with your health card handy and we will print it and laminate it for you for pick up the next day. For further details, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

COVID-19 Testing

Frequently Asked Questions

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?
The library has public computers available during open hours and an open wi-fi network accessible outside the building 24/7.  The library also has wifi hotspots and Chromebooks available for loan.

I need to print something! What do I do?
Visit the library to print your documents. It is $0.25 per page (black and white) or $0.50 per page (colour).

Are you accepting book donations?
Yes, we are. We kindly request that you only donate items in good condition, less than 20 years old, and only two bags or one box at a time. Please drop them off during library open hours.

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.
Otherwise, give us a call at 613-267-1224 and we’ll do our best to sort out the problem. 

What about programs like Storytime, Book Club etc. Are these still running?
Yes! We are offering programs. You can find our upcoming programs listed on our website calendar. 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, study spaces and meeting rooms are available.  

I need information on other community services. Where do I go? 
Click here for updates on available and impacted services in Lanark County, including government services, isolation centers, food bank, etc. 

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. 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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