Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) announced they will be returning to curbside pick up at all sixteen branches, after the provincial government announcement of a month-long lockdown for most of Ontario.
Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, library patrons will be required to reserve books through the library’s online system and collect them at their local branch when the items are available.
Curbside pickup will be similar to the experience at retail outlets, and will be offered during set hours as a walk-up service, according to a release from KFPL, dated Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Patrons are reminded to practice physical distancing and are encouraged to clean their hands before and after picking up their library materials.
Library staff say please don’t come to your branch until you’ve received an email or phone call that your items are ready for pickup.
To comply with Provincial orders, everyone is required to wear a face covering and maintain 2 meters (6 feet) of physical distance from others when picking up their library materials. Face coverings must be worn at all times, including while waiting in line outside.
Return library materials in the allocated slot or bin at each library location. According to the release, items will be quarantined for 72 hours prior to processing, as they have been since June, when the library branches reopened for curbside pick up after closing in March.
KFPL says all branches will be closed Dec. 24 through 27 and Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 for Christmas and New Year’s.
Library programs will continue in virtual format into 2021. A complete listing of the programs offered through the KFPL’s Youtube channel, on Zoom and by email delivery can be found on their event calendar.
For more information on KFPL, or to reserve a book or other materials, click here.