January 2022 Service Updates

While we continue to be open for in-person service at both our Main and St. Paul Branches, we have made some adjustments to our services as a result of the recent COVID-19 developments. 
Service Changes

St. Paul Branch Hours Reduced

Beginning January 11, St. Paul hours will be reduced to: 
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed from 12-1 p.m. 
If these hours make it difficult to pick up any reserved materials from the St. Paul Branch, please call the Library or use your online account to request your holds to be picked up at the Main Branch.

January in-person programs cancelled

All in-person programs scheduled for January have been cancelled. 
We continue to offer a variety of registered online events and on-demand videos throughout the month.
Check our events calendar for all upcoming events and check our YouTube channel for past videos.

Sunday hours at Main on hold

We had originally planned on offering Sunday hours at our Main Branch in mid-January. 

However, due to the recent developments, we will not move forward with these additional hours. 
Other Reminders
In addition to in-person access and browsing at both our Main and St. Paul Branches, we wanted to remind you of a few other services that continue to be offered: 
  • Private study rooms and the Digital Media Lab at the Main Branch can be reserved for two-hour slots up to two-weeks in advance.
  • Our third-floor is open at the Main Branch. This is a great space to work away from home or study. 
  • Book Club in a Bag kits are available. Each book club bag has ten copies of one title that can be borrowed for up to seven weeks to start your own book club. Use our online Book Club in a Bag tool to request a title today or call us at 519-756-2220 x. 2.
  • Our Author Series continues to run virtually. This winter, we will hold live virtual discussions with Five Little Indians Author Michelle Good, Hench author Natalie Zina Wolschots and, to recognize Black History Month Karolyn Smardz-Frost. 
  • Non-traditional library items can still be borrowed. These include sewing machinesslide and film convertersSTEM learning kits, WiFi hotspots
  • Digital collection available 24/7. This includes full digital access to newspapers such as the Brantford Expositor, Toronto Star and National Post through our PressReader app.

Thank you!
As always, thank you for your continued patience and support.