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Reopening of Services

By webmaster - Posted on 26 August 2020

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Starting Monday, September 14th 2020, the Prince Rupert Library is now open to the general public on a drop-in basis for visits up to 30 minutes, with occupancy limited to 10 visitors at one time. Hours of visitation are as follows:

Weekdays, Monday through Friday:
10am - 11am - Dedicated hour for seniors and others in high-risk groups
11am - 4:30pm - General public

1pm - 4:30pm - General public

Although patrons may now browse our collection for themselves and bring their items to the check out counter directly, curbside service will remain available on an elective basis, following procedures previously in place. Interlibrary loan services continue to be available, subject to material availability and participation of other libraries.

Document services (including printing, faxing, scanning to e-mail, and photocopying) and our public computer terminals are also available, now on a drop-in basis. Account services such as new patron registration and lost card replacements can now be performed directly at the circulation desk, subject to our policies. Our Multi-Purpose Room is also available for booking, subject to an occupancy limit of 6 persons. Any applicable fees must be paid in cash, as we do not have a debit / credit terminal. Our courtesy phone (for brief local calls), public payphone, and public washrooms will also be available for the use of library patrons.

Please be advised that there are many special considerations and rules in effect at this time. Some important ones include:

- Book returns are still to be made to the outside book bin, and quarantining of items for later processing will continue. (Items are later checked-in on a backdated basis, ensuring the effect of having been checked in on the actual return date.)
- Families are encouraged to keep together as a unit.
- Limit of two (2) families in the children's area at one time.
- The children's activity computer will be unavailable.
- General-use computer terminals will be limited to four (4) for social distancing reasons.
- Seating areas will be limited.

Services that are continuing by appointment include:

- As noted above, Curbside service (elective)
- Children's Grab Bags
- Home delivery (for those who require it)
- Exam invigilation

If you have any questions, or would like to book a service requiring an appointment, call 250-627-1345 or e-mail circulation@princerupertlibrary.ca.

  • If you are feeling sick, please do not use our services - call to enquire about other options.
  • Masks are optional. If you wish to wear one, please bring your own.