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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Province-wide Lockdown

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 10:15am

Under the 28 day provincial lockdown beginning on December 26, 2020, Kitchener Public Library will remain open for curbside pickup services only.

Curbside pickup will begin on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

Customers will be able to place items on hold through our catalogue and pick them up when they become available. This service will be available at all five Kitchener Public Library locations.

Our hours of operation will remain the same:

Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm
Friday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

All items will continue to have a three-week loan period and most items can be renewed twice, if they have not been placed on hold by anyone else. Overdue fines will not be charged until further notice.

We continue to encourage customers to take advantage of the many digital resources and services we have available:

ebooks and audiobooks
movies and tv series
newspapers and magazines
games, videos and ebooks for kids
online databases and courses

If you don’t have a library card, sign up online and get instant access to resources and collections at

About the Kitchener Public Library

Kitchener Public Library is a hub of activity and one of the most significant community spaces in the City of Kitchener. The library boasts five locations located throughout the city; including the award-winning and recently renovated and expanded Central Library near the downtown core. The library has 102,000 active members and welcomes 1.2 million visitors each year. To learn more about Kitchener Public Library, visit To be the first to find out what’s happening at the library, follow @KitchLibrary on Twitter.

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