What’s New?

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The library is currently open for the following hours at our Holland Landing and Mount Albert Branches.

Tuesday10am to 8pm
Wednesday10am to 8pm
Thursday10am to 8pm
Friday10am to 4pm
Saturday10am to 4pm
Sunday - MondayClosed

Is proof of vaccination required to access the Library?

Visitors to the Library will be greeted by a facility screener but are not required to show proof of vaccination to access the library. Library visitors are still required to abide by current health regulations set out by the Ministry of Health, including not entering the library if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, mask-wearing, and social distancing.

In accordance with Step 3 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopening, use of meeting space or event space requires proof of vaccination. This includes our Quiet Study Room if being used by more than one person and any dedicated programming spaces. You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination to Library Staff prior to accessing the space. Proper face coverings and social distancing will still be required while using this space in accordance with local public health regulation.

Are the computers and printing available?

Yes, our Public Internet Computers are available for use for one hour periods. Browse the Internet, check your email, and complete all your printing needs at either branch. Public Internet Computers are disinfected after each use. All print, scan and fax services are available. We are also offering Mobile Printing to print by email. Find out how to use Mobile Printing here.

How can I browse books?

You are free to explore the shelves and find the perfect book, movie or more in both of our branches. If you can’t visit us in person,  you can also browse books by:

1. Visiting the online catalogue 
2. Using the East Gwillimbury Public Library App, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
3. Requesting materials on demand in person at the front desk
4. Checking out the Beyond the Desk Blog for reading lists from our trained staff
5. Requesting a Book Bundle of specially picked books.
6. Using our Curbside Pickup Form 
7. Calling or emailing the branch, details can be found on our Contact Page

We also have our special series of Book Walk and Talks available on our Instagram page.

Can I donate books to the Used Book Sale?

With the library re-opening, we are accepting donations at our Holland Landing Branch of gently used books for our Pop Up Used Book Sale on September 23rd. If you expect to bring a larger amount of items please notify the Holland Landing Branch in advance.

Do I have to wear a mask?

As per the direction provided by York Region, all customers are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in the Library. Thank you for your cooperation. For more information on masks, please check out this fact sheet from York Region, or check out their Youtube Channel

Will I need to sanitize my hands?

All customers are required to sanitize their hands upon entering the Library. A hand sanitization station will be set up at the entrance for your convenience.  Thank you for your cooperation.

What else can I do to protect my safety and the safety of others when visiting the library?

We ask that all customers practice social distancing (keeping a minimum of 2 meters from others) while in the Library.  We also ask that you do not come to the Library if you are feeling ill or are showing any symptoms of Covid-19.

May I use the Quiet Study room at the Holland Landing Branch?

he Library will now be accepting Quiet Study Room bookings. If more than one person will be using the space, all individuals requiring the room must provide proof of vaccination before use.

 

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