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Lloydminster Public Library offering limited in-person services

UPDATE: Starting September 8th, the library will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The first hour is set aside for at-risk patrons.

Lloydminster book lovers are being welcomed back inside the public library.

The Lloydminster Public Library is moving on to the next stage of their reopening plans which will allow for in-person express service. Residents will be allowed to browse the library, pick up and check out holds using the self-checkout machine, have computer access for about 30 minutes per day and use services such as library card registration or reader’s assistance from staff.

Library staff asks visitors to follow some measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Face mask must be worn within the library at all times and must cover the nose and mouth. The library is limited to 30 people in the library at one time, due to provincial health guidelines.

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Visits will be limited to about 30 minutes to ensure they can provide service to everyone. Some visitors may have to wait outside the library if they are at their limit. All returned items or items that have been touched during a visit will be quarantined for five days.

Anyone who has signs of COVID-19, has been in close contact with someone who has the virus or has been out of the country in the last 14 days is asked to avoid visiting the library.

The library held a soft launch on August 19th to test their new measures. The library is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The first hour of opening has also been set aside for at-risk patients.

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