Curbside pickup of library books now available

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Book lovers once again can enjoy picking up a new read at the library.

The Norfolk County Public Library Simcoe branch is now open for curbside pickup of books and movies, which began as part of Stage 1 of the province beginning to reopen the economy.

“We’ve had an overwhelming response from the community,” said Richard Anderson, technical library assistant at the public library. “We’re still working out some details but so far it’s been running quite smoothly. We’ve gotten a lot of stuff out to a lot of people.”

Simcoe is currently the only branch offering the curbside service, but the hope is other branches will be ready to begin by early June.

To order books online, visit or call the library at 519-426-3506, ext. 5. When picking up items, from Monday to Friday, from noon to 4:30 p.m., a library card must be presented.

Those who do not have a library card should call the branch to discuss receiving one.

Items that are returned will be sanitized and quarantined for 72 hours before they are available for another library user.

Returns can be dropped off in the book return box at all branches, except for Port Dover.

All late fees are being waived until the end of July for any books that were taken out before the COVID-19 pandemic closures began in mid-March.


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