We are excited to have you back at Halton Hills Public Library. When you visit, you will notice a few changes. At HHPL we value your safety and we have adapted our branches and spaces to minimize your risk of exposure to Covid-19.

Screening

Town staff screens all visitors and staff entering the library branches.

Screening questions adhere to the direction from Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health to help determine the likelihood of a person’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

The screening protocol is available online and the community is encouraged to complete screening in advance and on the day of attending a municipal facility where they will show the ‘green check mark’ on their mobile device. Facility ambassadors will also help with on-site, in-person screening. The screening program will keep an attendance log for 30 days in the event that contact tracing is required by Halton Public Health. After this period, data is automatically deleted.

Access Screening Website

Masks
As per Halton Region regulations, masks are mandatory at all Town facilities, so we ask that you please wear one in the Library.
Physically distancing
To assist with physical distancing, plexiglass has been installed at all service desks, spacing/distancing markers are throughout the Libraries, and signage has been posted for required spacing in elevators and study rooms. We’ve added additional spacing between furniture and computers.
Cleaning
Maintenance and Library staff regularly disinfect all high-touch surface areas. Hand sanitizer is available for public use when entering and leaving the facility and in the washrooms. 
Touchless checkout
Checkout and self-serve stations have been upgraded to require as little touch as possible. All stations are cleaned regularly. Completely touchless checkout through the MeeScan app for your smartphone is available at the Georgetown Branch and will be coming soon to the Acton Branch.
In-Library use of books
Please place all items you’ve read and used while in the Library, in the quarantine bins when you’re done with them. The bins are located on each level of the Georgetown Branch and throughout the Acton Branch. Please do not pick up used books or items from these bins as they will be quarantined at the end of each day. Please do not place previously borrowed items (items that have left the Library and been brought back) in this bin.
Returned library items
Previously borrowed items should be placed in the book return on the outside of our branches. Larger items that do not fit in the book return can be returned to a service desk in branch. All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours when returned.

We hope these changes will make your visit more comfortable and stress-free.

We ask that if you are feeling unwell, please stay home. Items can be renewed online and items ready for pick up can be extended. Simply call us for assistance at 905-873-2681 or log into your library account at www.hhpl.on.ca.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us online, via email at askus@haltonhills.ca  or by phone 905-873-2681. 

Learn more on the Town of Halton Hills COVID-19 page.