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 70 people in the building.
  • 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 70 people in the building.
  • 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.

Friends of the Library Boutique is Open

The Friends of the Library Boutique is now open for purchasing used books. Funds from purchases go directly back to the library to support children's programs, materials and much more. Thank you for your support!

Public Seating & Washrooms

Now available:

  • Public washrooms
  • Seating areas, including tables, chairs, loungers and couches
  • Study spaces
  • We request that food and drink not be brought in to the library at this time

In-Person Activities

We are slowing offering more in-person activities in the library. Please visit the below pages for more detailed information:

Research in the Muskoka Room

The Muskoka Room will now be open for research and for seating.

Donations of Books/Materials

We are now accepting donations of books and other materials (DVDs, CDs etc.). We will accept one box of materials that are in good condition per visit.

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:

The Following Amenities Are Not Available

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

  • 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.
In-Person Tech Help and References Services

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

Exam Invigilation

Unfortunately we cannot invigilate any exams at this time.

 Library Hours

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

 

Drop Box is available 24/7


 

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