Welcome Back

We are excited to welcome you back for in-person browsing at the Huntsville Library! We are working to have more services available as the Province of Ontario goes through the steps of the Roadmap to Reopen.

Here's What to Expect

The health and safety of staff and our community remain our primary concern. Here are some of the actions we are taking to keep our patrons and staff safe during in-person browsing:

  • A capacity of 20 people in the building. Once we are at capacity, people will need to wait in line outside.
  • 30 minutes of browsing time per person/group.
  • Daily sanitizing of all high touch surfaces and a full cleaning in the evenings.
  • Masks or face coverings are required for in-person browsing (for ages 2 and up).
  • Please keep a distance of 2 meters apart from any other person that is not from your household.
  • Please sanitize your hands prior to entering the building. We will be providing hand sanitizing stations around the library.
  • Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.

What's Available, what's not yet available

What's Available

We are happy to be able to provide the following services to you:

Zero-Contact Library-to-Go

We will continue to offer our contactless Library-to-Go Service. For more information:

24 Hour Drop Box Available
Our exterior drop box for returns will continue to be available 24/7. Visit our drop box page for more information about returning your items.
In-Person Browsing

We will be open for in-person browsing at a reduced capacity. View our hours of operation for in-person browsing times.

What to Expect

  • A capacity of 20 people in the building. Once we are at capacity, people will need to wait in line outside.
  • 30 minutes of browsing time per person/group.
  • Masks or face coverings are required for in-person browsing (for ages 2 and up).
  • Please sanitize your hands prior to entering the building. We will be providing hand sanitizing stations around the library.
  • Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.
Computer Access - Drop In Only
  • Drop in to use the computers for 30 minutes.
  • Scanning and printing will be available.
    • Black and white printing - $0.25 per page
    • Colour printing - $0.50
    • Scanning - $0.25 per page
  • Computer help is not available at this time.

Battery Recycling Bin

We will have our battery recycling bin available inside the library. If you do not wish to enter the building, you can give your batteries to our staff in a plastic bag during Library-to-Go hours.

Purchase Used Books Outside

We will continue to have a cart of used books outside that you can purchase for a donation. Donated funds go directly back to the library to support children's programs, materials and much more. Thank you for your support!

What's Available Online or Over the Phone

The following services are available to you online or over the phone:

Virtual and Outdoor Activities

We continue to offer a wide range of activities for all ages, both virtual and outdoors.

eBooks, Audiobooks, Streaming Video and More

 Our Virtual Library is open 24/7! View the following pages for more information:

 Book Bundles

Are you looking for something to read, listen to or watch? Visit our Book Bundles page to request 5-10 items to be placed on hold for you.

Local History and Genealogy Help

Do you need help with local history or genealogy research?

Quick Tech Help Over Email or Phone
Do you have a question about eBooks, computers or technology? Email eLibrarian Julie Manczak for assistance.

What's Not Available Yet

Unfortunately the following services are not yet available. More services will become available as the province moves into Step 3 and beyond:

Public Seating and Gathering Areas

The following will not be available during in person browsing hours:

  • Seating areas, including tables, chairs, loungers and couches
  • Study spaces
  • Meeting rooms and room rentals
  • Children's toys, puzzles and seating
  • Children's computers and tablets
  • Water fountain/bottle refill station
  • Coffee machine
  • We request that food and drink not be brought in to the library at this time
Room and Facility Rentals
Facility rentals are unavailable until further notice.
Friends of the Library Boutique
The Friends' Boutique will be unavailable until further notice. We will continue to provide a book cart outside where you can purchase gently used books for a donation.
Public Washrooms

Our public washrooms at the library are currently closed. The nearest public washrooms are located:

In-Person Activities at the Library
Unfortunately there will not be any in-person library activities at this time. We will continue to offer a wide range of activities virtually and outdoors. Visit our activities page for more information.
Research in the Muskoka Room

Our Muskoka Room will be closed for in-person research. 

In-Person Tech Help and References Services

Reference services and in-person tech help are currently unavailable. For assistance please contact:

Donations of Books/Materials

We cannot take donations of books or other materials at this time. Please visit our Support Your Library page for more information about other ways to donate.

Exam Invigilation

Unfortunately we cannot invigilate any exams at this time.

 Library Hours (Beginning August 24)

Day Hours
Sunday  CLOSED
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday 12 PM - 6 PM
Thursday 12 PM - 6 PM
Friday 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

 

Drop Box is available 24/7


 

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