Calgary’s libraries have shut their doors, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep borrowing books.
Libraries across the city closed on December 12 following the new COVID-19 announcement last week that ordered many businesses to either reduce capacity or to shut their doors for at least the next four weeks.
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Calgary Public Library’s buildings fell under the to-close category, though staff have found a way to ensure that Calgarians can keep on reading through the holidays.
The library’s website states that many of their locations (all except Rocky Ridge) are still offering curbside pick-up, meaning that you can order available books to check out without entering a building.
Calgarians can order a book by putting it on hold through the library’s website. Once a book is available, the library will notify you. From there, you can swing by whichever library has your book during the proper hours of operation (so long as you are not feeling at all symptomatic), call the pick-up number, and then pick up the books from a table once staff are back inside.
Here’s a video posted from the library over the summer that explains the process: