Starting September 15th, most libraries across Mississauga will open to provide limited services. This move comes as select libraries such as Frank McKechnie Library were offering curbside holds pickup until its renovations are completed in mid-October.
“It’s great to see our libraries safely reopening as we continue to build back better as a City. Libraries are dynamic, community hubs that connect people to learning and opportunity,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
Library visits are limited to a one-hour maximum for the following purposes:
- Collections access
- Material hold pickups
- Library card creation
Visitors will be required to place any collection materials they touch but do not borrow in a marked bin. These materials will be quarantined for three days before being placed back onto the shelves.
Services available by appointment only include:
- Booked computer time
- Booked study time
Hours of operations for all reopened locations effective September 15 are:
- Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Thursdays 1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Library Ambassadors will greet visitors at every location and ask COVID-19 screening questions prior to entry. Customers must wear face coverings indoors as per the City’s Mandatory Face Covering By-law.
Signs and decals with physical distancing guidelines will be posted at all locations. Hours of operation and select services are being made available in a way that protects public and staff health and safety.
Curbside pickup service provided during the closure period will end when the libraries reopen, with the exception of Frank McKechnie Library.Those looking to access computers can book an appointment by calling the Virtual Call Centre at 905-615-3500.