Dear Library Customer,
As you may be aware, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has been closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff and customers continues to be our key priority. Recently, the provincial government mandated the closure of all libraries in the province.
Following the new mandatory province-wide health measures, all 21 EPL locations will be closed for the next four weeks effective Sunday, Dec. 13. This is a constantly evolving situation and we continue to work collaboratively with the City of Edmonton and Alberta Health officials to ensure EPL practices and operations align with new information as it is available.
During this temporary closure, we are taking several steps to ensure library services remain available:
- Available holds can be picked up in-branch before Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.
- Library Takeout Service will be available at select EPL locations.
- Borrowed materials can be returned at any point using the outside return chutes.
- Customers can continue to access our digital resources, including virtual classes and events.
If you have any questions about our temporary closure, please refer to our frequently asked questions for more information. Customer support and information services will continue to be available during our revised hours of operation by phone (780.496.7000), text (587.817.0337), or by email and online chat. We will continue to keep you informed through our website as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for your support, understanding and patience during this difficult time as we work together to ensure the well-being of all Edmontonians, and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Chief Executive Officer
Edmonton Public Library