In order to respect physical distancing rules and to ensure a safe environment for patrons and employees, a maximum of 15 people at a time will be allowed in the Library. When visiting the Library, we ask that you choose your items quickly and that you leave after checking them out to give everyone a chance to access the Library’s collections. Please note that you will not be able to use the bathrooms, the furniture (chairs, tables, etc.) in the Library and that you will not have access to common materials (such as computers, workstations, etc.).

Opening Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed 

Services available on-site

  • Borrowing and returning items
  • Requests
  • Memberships

Services offered remotely

  • Reference and reader’s advisory (by phone or email)
  • Activities
    • Virtual conferences for adults
    • Virtual activities for children and teens
  • Digital collections (ebooks, e-audiobooks, databases, etc.) (Beaconsfield residents only)

Rules to follow:

  • All patrons 12 years and over must wear a mask or a face covering inside the Library. Without a mask or a face covering, access to the premises will be denied.
  • Return all items in the book drop only, accessible from the parking lot. Returns will not be accepted at the circulation desk.
  • Disinfect your hands for 20 seconds when entering the Library.
  • Respect the signage on the ground and the guidelines given at the entrance.
  • At all times, respect a distance of 2 metres with other patrons and employees.
  • Only one person at a time in each aisle or shelf row.
  • When you come into the Library, take a basket, which will have been disinfected by an employee beforehand. Please bring it back when you leave the Library. Each person needs to take a basket.
  • Put all items you have touched but have ultimately decided not to borrow on an identified cart so they can be quarantined for 24 hours.
  • Payments (fines, late fees, paid memberships) : minimum $5 (cash only)

Best practices

  • Do your research at home and be ready to find your items on the shelves when you arrive. If you need help with your research, contact the reference desk.
  • Reserve the items you would like to borrow online and wait for a confirmation of their availability before coming to the library.
  • Quickly select the items you want to borrow when you are on-site in order to make your visit as efficient as possible.

Only touch the items you want to borrow.

 

Loan policies

With the reopening of the Library, the usual loan policies apply.

  • Starting on July 27, regular loan periods will apply:
    • 3 weeks for books, audiobooks, monthly magazines and CDs
    • 2 weeks for books with many requests
    • 1 week for weekly magazines, DVDs and Blu-Rays
  • Usual late fees will apply (see the membership and loans section of our catalogue for details)
  • Starting on August 1: Hoopla users (Beaconsfield residents only) will be able to borrow 5 items per month