COVID-19 Library Information

June 26, 2020 UPDATE

In accordance with the Government of Ontario's Phase 2 re-opening, Wellington County Library is pleased to offer limited computer access at all 14 branches. Beginning Monday, July 6, contact your local branch to book a 30 minute appointment. Walk-ins and back-to-back appointments will not be accommodated. Please note masks are required in all County buildings. 


May 15, 2020 UPDATE: Read our media release here.

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, public libraries in Ontario are able to offer curbside pickup service to patrons when they are able to do so safely. Our drop boxes are now open and we are offering curbside pickup at all 14 branches of our library system.

Please note the following:

  • Our facilities remain closed to the public by provincial legislation.
  • Our drop boxes are now open and we will accept library returns. Items being returned to our branches are being quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours and will remain on your library card during this time.
  • Due dates on all items except hotspots will be given a final renewal and will be due on June 9. Hotspots will be due on May 31.
  • Holds can now be placed in our online catalogue or by calling staff at your local branch.
  •  All library card expiry dates have been extended to October 1, 2020.

Thank you for your patience. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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.
  • All digital resources including eBooks, Kanopy Streaming, Creativebug, and more are still available!

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.


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