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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Provincial Shutdown

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 4:45pm

Under the province-wide shutdown beginning on April 3, 2021, Kitchener Public Library will remain open for limited in-person services.

The library will be open for curbside pickup only on Saturday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 6. Beginning on Wednesday, April 7, computer access will also be available.

Holiday Closures and Service Offerings

Friday, April 2Closed
Saturday, April 3All locations open for curbside pickup only
Sunday, April 4Closed
Monday, April 5Closed
Tuesday, April 6All locations open for curbside pickup only
Wednesday, April 7All locations open for curbside pickup and computer access

Our hours of operation will remain the same:

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 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.

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
  • music
  • 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:

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.

For additional information about this release, please contact:

Shirley Luu
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen St. North, Kitchener, ON, N2H 2H1
Phone: 519.743.0271 x227

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