Provincewide “Emergency Brake” Shutdown

Posted On Thursday April 01, 2021

Provincewide “Emergency Brake” Shutdown

As of Saturday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m., Halton Hills Public Library will be open for contactless holds pickup and computer use only, which aligns with the Province of Ontario’s “Emergency Brake” Shutdown. Here’s a List of what’s available during this shutdown.

Borrowing Materials
You can place holds for items/materials on the HHPL Website or over the phone and pick them up in branch from the holds shelf. You can check them out using our touchless checkouts or with a staff member at a service desk. Alternatively, you can download the meeScan app on your phone/tablet and checkout your hold items with your personal device.

Computer Services and Printing
Limited computer, printing, copy and scan services are available. Please visit HHPL’s Printing and Copying page for more details and pricing.

Returning Materials
Please drop your items/materials off in the drop boxes located on the outside of our buildings. Larger items that cannot be put in the drop boxes can be returned to a service desk in branch. Please note that all items will be quarantined for 24 hours before being checked in.

Home Library Service
This service is available with limited contactless service. We are offering holds pick-up service and accepting returns. For more information, please visit HHPL’s Home Library Service page.

Looking For More?
As always, patrons can access our digital library 24/7, as well as Grab & Go Kits, on demand digital movies, all your favourite magazines in digital formats and more! Visit our Library From Home page for more info.

Library Cards
If you wish to sign up for a Library Card during this time, please visit the HHPL Website.

Hours of Operation
Library hours of service will remain the same. Please visit our website for information.

What’s Not Available
Access to items on our shelves (Library stacks), seating and study spaces are not permitted during this shutdown.

Please note: Active screening is required before entering the Library. To save time, we ask that you do the online screening from the HHPL Covid-19 Response page and show your green checkmark at the door. Masks are required while in the Library and please adhere to all physical distancing protocols and sanitize your hands before entering the building.

For more information about procedures and protocols during this time, please visit the HHPL Covid-19 Response webpage.