NORTH BAY - North Bay Public Library announced today curb side service will be available beginning Monday, June 1st @ 10:00.  The building will remain closed to the public, but, materials can be ordered and will be available for scheduled pick up.

“We are thrilled to be offering this modified return to service,” said library CEO Ravil Veli. “We have been eager to get this going.”

For more than a week library staff have been training and preparing to ensure all appropriate and recommended protocols are in place for the safety of library staff and patrons.

“We are following all health authority guidelines and recommendations set out by the government,” said Veli.  “Our first priority is to provide a service that is safe for all.”

The library ceased operations several weeks ago as ordered by the provincial government in an effort to combat the spread of COVID 19.

“Despite being closed, we still have had people calling and coming to the library,” Veli added, “so we know people have missed our services.”

Curb side service can be accessed in three ways-beginning Monday June 1 @ 10:00

Online on our website at

1. Place items on hold on your account through the library catalogue
2. Fill out an online request form

By phone

3. Call the library at 705-474-4830

Orders will be processed and packaged and a pick up time will be scheduled with the patron.

Patrons are limited to 10 items per library card - including books, magazines, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs and Blu Rays. DVDs are limited to 5 per card.

Loan period is for three weeks.

For detailed instructions on how to place your curb side order please visit the library website or call the main desk for assistance 705-474-4830.

“We are here to help our friends in the community with borrowing materials.  The nicer weather means patrons are looking forward to deck or dock time with their favorite reads.” said Veli.

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