COVID-19 Library Information

As of March 23, the County of Wellington and all seven of its member municipalities have declared emergencies in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990, as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

County officials are working closely with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to respond to the situation. As more information becomes available, the County of Wellington is making additional changes to slow the spread of COVID-19.

As a proactive measure to limit the further transmission of COVID-19, the library will be closed until further notice. For up to date information from the County of Wellington, please check the COVID-19 Information and Updates page.

How to Contact Us

For information about library materials currently checked out, holds, and your library account, please see Library Procedures During the Closure and Holds sections further down on this page.

If you have a question that isn't answered below, please email your local branch and staff will respond when they are able. Please allow for a longer than normal response time.

If you don't currently have a library card but would like one, please fill out this form. We are able to set up temporary cards for adult and teen residents of Wellington County.

Library Procedures During the Closure

Thank you for cooperating with the following library procedures during the closure:

  • All library branches are closed.
  • All programming is cancelled.
  • Room bookings are cancelled. Refunds and rebookings will be addressed when we reopen.
  • Due dates have been extended on all physical library material. Digital content cannot be extended.
  • No fines will accrue on any library material during the closure.
  • No holds can be picked up. Holds will be kept until we reopen.
  • Please do not return the items you currently have checked out. All due dates have been extended.
  • All digital resources including eBooks, Kanopy Streaming, Creativebug, and more are still available!


We will temporarily be suspending holds placement in our online catalogue for physical library materials.

  • No holds can be placed on physical items in our collection.
  • You can still borrow and place holds on digital content (eBooks, eAudio, Kanopy streaming films, etc.).
  • You can still access all of your account information, and if you use our new catalogue, we encourage you to mark items “For Later”.

A reminder that no fines will be accrued during this closure and we will be extending due dates for all items currently checked out. Digital content borrowed from OverDrive does not have an extended due date, but fines are never accrued on digital material.

All library card expiry dates have been extended to June 1.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.


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